Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Project Space Plus
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Project Space Plus

What effect do hormone uses have on emotions, sensations, sexual expression and desire? This video art exhibition presents the work of 15 artists and collectives who explore the immense role hormones have on our everyday life. The works raise crucial questions about how society influences and regulates gender identity, and capture broader explorations of sexuality and gender fluidity. The featured artists take viewers on sometimes intensely personal journeys and demonstrate the liberation they have experienced through the use of hormones. Other works look at the medicalisation of women’s bodies in relation to birth control, menopause and ageing, and offer an important commentary on how we use hormones to improve and sometimes constrain our lives in ways we rarely consider.

Artists, performers, writers and activists have employed various techniques to produce these works, including 3D animation, stop motion, and infrared video, and use a range of formats such as performance for the camera, music video, documentary, TV show and online feeds.

An international jury selected participants following a world-wide open call and the exhibition features 15 established and emerging artists from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, Columbia, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, UK, Uruguay and the USA.

The artists are: Camila Levy Daniel, Leyla de la Hoz and Pedro Giacomolli; Gérard Chauvin and Lanah Shaï; Fox and Owl; Holly Slingsby; Jennie Pedley; Juliet Jacques and Ker Wallwork; Marianna Simnett; Marne Lucas aka CuntemporaryArtist; Mary Maggic, Mango Chijo Tree and The Jayder; Nicola Mette; Orlando Myxx; Raju Rage;Sarah Homewood; SenzaFissaDimora Teatro; Zaya Barroso.

The History of the Transgender Rights Movement in the UK @ P/L/006
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A presentation/talk and resulting discussion on the history of the transgender rights movement here in the UK and also touching on Europe in general. Hosted by the co-officer and transgender convenver for the University of York’s LGBTQ Network.

Organised by: University of York LGBTQ Network
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Rowen Ellis (rowensellis@gmail.com | 07498 314335) | facebook.com/yusu.lgbtq/
Accessibility: Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People. @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People. @ Jackson Lecture Theatre | Brayford Pool | England | United Kingdom

Join Fox Fisher (artist, film maker and trans activist), Paris Lees (writer and broadcaster), 
Owl (Ugla Stefanía – artist and non-binary trans activist) and Rebecca Root (actress) as they discuss how the media’s representations of trans people has changed.

In 1991, the public was terrorised by the image of a supposedly trans-identifying serial killer in Silence of the Lambs. Their subsequent demise at the hands of the movie’s heroine saw the defeat of a much reviled character who was at odds with the experiences and representations of the trans community.

For many years, the media, films and culture at large were characterised by a lack of positive representations of trans women and trans men.

Yet as the 2010s began, trans people entered the mainstream media in a more positive light, especially with the launch of television series such as Orange is the New Black, Transparent and Boy Meets Girl.

This public discussion focuses on the representations of trans and gender diverse people in media, films and culture and will look at what has changed – and what has not – when it comes to their representation within mainstream media.

“Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows” – An Audience with Christine Burns MBE @ Central Library
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows" - An Audience with Christine Burns MBE @ Central Library | England | United Kingdom

Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: ‘Time’ declared 2014 a “trans tipping point”, while American ‘Vogue’ named 2015 “the year of trans visibility”. From our television screens to the ballot box, transgender people have suddenly become part of the zeitgeist.

Christine Burns’ new book “Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows” chronicles this journey in the words of those who were there to witness a marginalised community grow into the visible phenomenon we recognise today. Here is everything you always to know about the background of the trans community, but never knew how to ask…

Join Christine Burns MBE at the FREE event for a presentation and Q&A session about her new book and the rich trans history of the UK.

York Third Saturday (Fancy Dress) @ The Corner Pin, 17 Tanner Row, York YO1 6JB (until midnight); Flares, 6 Tanner Row, York YO1 6JB (from midnight)
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 3:00 am

York’s dedicated transgender & LGB social night out that welcomes friends and allies as well.

Join us for History Month’s fancy dress event. Dress as a character from history with a prize for best dressed.

We start in the Corner Pin, a quieter venue, to socialise and get to know everyone before heading across the road to Flares to dance and party the night away.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum
Tickets: Free for the Corner Pin, £4 at the door for Flares
More information: Lisa Kelly (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07734628402) | yorklgbtforum.org.uk
Accessibility: ASK

LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum @ Leeds City Museum
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum @ Leeds City Museum

Celebrate LGBT History Month 2018 at Leeds City Museum with our FREE programme of films, stalls, activities and talks on Saturday 24th February 11am til 3pm.

All are welcome to come along and get involved!

Stalls from various LGBT groups will be set up in the Museum from 11am.

The event will also include:

– talks from Trans Leeds and West Yorkshire Queer Stories
– a great programme of short films about queer history
– craft workshops for everyone: cushion making, postcard printing and more
– a pop-up history exhibition; please bring your queer history memorabilia

Trans+ Slumber Party: screening of Laurence Anyways @ Leicester LGBT Centre
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm

Don your comfy clothes, bring your popcorn and snacks and settle in for a laid back screening and conversation on Laurence Anyways. The 2012 romantic drama written, edited and directed by Xavier Dolan and winner of the Queer Palm Award at 2012 Cannes Film Festival explores an impossible love story spanning across a decade, chronicling the doomed love of Fred and Laurence, as well as the trials and tribulations that they face. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.