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.

Feb 1 – Apr 30 all-day LSE Library
LSE Library’s spring exhibition Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality draws on the unique Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to mark the 50th anniversary of a pivotal piece of legislation: the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Before that, homosexuality was a criminal offence. With the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, homosexuality in private was decriminalised, ...
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
The Wiener Library and Holocaust Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London are pleased to co-host a special lecture by Professor William Spurlin for LGBT History Month. This lecture provides a contextual overview of the experiences of gay men and lesbians under National Socialism, especially the ways in which the Nazi regime targeted homosexual men, and the varying degrees ...
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Schools Out/The National Maritime Museum
Join us for a day-long free family festival to celebrate LGBT History Month with Schools Out at the National Maritime Museum! •Sing-along with the London Gay Men’s Chorus. •Have a chat with our resident female pirate if you dare! •Hear stories of gods, goddesses, mermaids and monsters. •Learn about the history of boys’ and girls’ toys with ‘Let Toys Be ...
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Positive East,
Free LGBT History Month , Afternoon T-Party and Quiz For Trans & Non-Binary folk and their friends. Our T & NB History Quiz starts at 1:30 She/heroes/Queeroes Wall. Bring Your Quotes & Images or artwork to add to our celebration wall. Let’s get together and chat about our histories over early afternoon tea.
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Upper Gallery at London College of Communication
Thursday 16 February: Private View and book signing: 6-8pm. Open to all, everyone welcome. Exhibition open: 17 February to 24 March 2017 Admission free. “Ken. To be destroyed” began with an archive and a discovery. Artist and photographer Sara Davidmann and her siblings inherited letters and photographs belonging to her uncle and aunt, Ken and Hazel Houston, from their mother ...
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm The British Museum
LGBTQ: Our family Sunday 19 February, 11.00-16.00, Great Court Come to the museum for a family craft activity inspired by LGBTQ History Month that explores how families are unique. Work with an artist to create a family portrait inspired by works in the collection and make a love token to take home. Free, just drop in.
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Hogan Lovells International LLP
Who are the villains and heroes of LGBT history? How did England end up with its anti-LGBT laws? How did they spread across the Empire and what are the ongoing consequences overseas? Join us for this LGBT History Month event as we look at the history of LGBT rights in the UK and hear the personal stories of those who ...
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm London School of Economics and Political Science
Matt Cook talks about a gay squatting community in Brixton. Sue O’Sullivan talks about working collectively on Spare Rib magazine. They explore what changed in the years after the Sexual Offences Act in 1967, which partly decriminalised homosexuality in the UK.
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace
Adults-only evening at Banqueting House exploring the stories of King James I and his male favourites. Featuring live performance, talks, demonstrations, music and drinking. “Elizabeth was King, now James is Queen” Remembered today for the King James Bible and the gunpowder plot, James I is less well-known for his popular nickname ‘Queen James’. His succession of male favourites wielded their ...