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.

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.

Celebrating Strong Sisterhood @ Phil Starr Pavilion
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrating Strong Sisterhood @ Phil Starr Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Join our panel of inspirational women as they debate their authentic understanding of sharing strength, compassion and discussing ways of collectively repairing the harm caused by an unequal society by listening to women’s voices and lived experiences.

The panel will consist of very different women who will take questions from the floor and discuss intersectional experiences of prejudice and how the strength of collective effort can build tangible resilience across our superdiverse communities.

Our panel discussion will be chaired by Cllr. Emma Daniel, Lead Member for Brighton & Hove City Council’s Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities & Equality committee.

We invite you to join in to look at, discuss and explore practical and sustainable ways of making positive change in our city.


The B Right On LGBT Community Festival celebrates LGBT History Month, is organised by the Volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and takes place at the Phil Starr Pavilion – a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which is located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN.