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 – Oct 28 all-day The Red House
This exhibition will mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. It will focus on Benjamin Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears, at a time when their relationship was illegal. Key works highlighting their relationship will be featured along with the wider cultural, political and legal situation faced by gay men in the 1950s.
Feb 2 @ 9:01 am – Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm The Galleries of Justice museum
One of the cells in the Galleries of Justice will house the door behind which Oscar Wilde was imprisoned at Reading Gaol. The cell and adjacent areas will also show projections and use audio clips, some of which will deal with situations before and after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. The exhibition will be part of the general viewing of ...
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm Nottingham Contemporary (The Space)
A presentation which demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt the truth of the title
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Victoria & Albert Museum
The V&A is pleased to announce that on the 10th February 2017 we are taking part as one of the national hubs for OUTing the Past: The National Festival of LGBT History. Our festival event will take place in Seminar Room 5 of the Learning Centre in the V&A. We will have four speakers, each giving a 40 minute presentation ...
Feb 11 @ 1:35 pm – 1:55 pm The National Archives
This talk will give historical context to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, exploring attitudes to male homosexuality in the 1950s-60s. It will cover the recommendations of the Wolfenden Committee, the growing campaign for reform, the limited nature of the decriminalisation of homosexuality which the 1967 Act brought about – but also why the 50th anniversary of this will ...
Feb 25 all-day LGBT Foundation
Presented by Dr Lee R J Middlehurst and Dawn Pomfret. In this talk Quentin Crisp is re-conceived as a transgender icon noting his experiences and similarities with the 1960s transgender riots in America. Linking with this are the present-day misunderstandings of the variations of transgender identities.
Feb 25 @ 12:00 am – Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm Millennium Gallery & The Hubs
A weekend of events, socialising, history, performance, reflection, solidarity and entertainment to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm London School of Economics
Fifty years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Dean Atta, Neil Bartlett and Maureen Duffy talk about how changing attitudes to homosexuality have been reflected in literature and performance. Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and he was named one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by ...
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The People's History Museum
In 2017 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Act of Parliament which partially decriminalised homosexuality between men. Lesbians (never having been illegal) were not officially part of that story – but their rather different struggles and triumphs also deserve to be remembered. This presentation uncovers lesbian life in the 1960s.