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.

Changing Minds Launch @ York Room, Redbridge Central Library
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Changing Minds Launch @ York Room, Redbridge Central Library

Redbridge Rainbow Community in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage invite you to the launch of ‘Changing Minds’ video documentary and exhibition along with a drama therapy workshop by Dramatherapist Dan Skili ‘Sharing Stories, Sharing Memories’.

The “Changing Minds” project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has recorded and preserved the experiences of LGBT+ people living and working in the London Borough of Redbridge, and living with mental health problems.

Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm
Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library | England | United Kingdom

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of our film night. Come along and view a moving and fascinating collection of films spanning 1909 to 1994. The films document a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and charts the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.
Featuring some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection begins with a 1909 film featuring a drag queen competing for a prize, while later films explore the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences, and the fight for transgender rights in the European Court. It’s a wonderful collection, a social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones: the shedding of shame and the ability to be open about one’s most private self; the claiming of the right to love and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.
Film collection supplied by the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) a registered charity bringing non-commercial films to audiences who may not normally have access to them. In collaboration with the British Film Institute they have launched Britain on Film on Tour – a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.
Please note: the programme contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect audience members with photosensitive epilepsy.
Free. Just turn up. Popcorn will be provided.
Information: Contact Rhonda on 020 8708 2409 or email rhonda.brooks@visionrcl.org.uk.

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things screening @ John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things screening @ John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre | United Kingdom

Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club and Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum are screening TWO SOFT THINGS, TWO HARD THINGS to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.

“As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBT Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.”

The Documentary Club screens documentaries made by independent film makers addressing a wide range of cultural, political and social issues. This is intended to broaden the perspectives of Brookes students and to engage with the broader community beyond OBU.

I Am Not Your Negro @ The Hive
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
I Am Not Your Negro @ The Hive | England | United Kingdom

Dirctector: Raoul Peck. Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson
Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin (novelist, playwright, essayist, civil rights activist and gay man) through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the lives and assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image and reality of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.

Director: Raoul Peck

Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson.

‘Thrilling…A portrait of one man’s confrontation with a country that, murder by murder, as he once put it, ‘devastated my universe’. – The New York Times.

‘A cinematic seance…one of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made’ – Guardian

‘I Am Not Your Negro” turns James Baldwin into a prophet’ – Rolling Stone

And a wonderful quote from James himself:

‘History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history.’