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.

Club Kali LGBT History Month Celebration @ Kolis
Feb 2 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 3:00 am
Club Kali LGBT History Month Celebration @ Kolis

Join us to celebrate our Queer achievements with our Queer community in unity! Club Kali DJ’s will spin tunes from around the world from Hollywood to Bollywood. Plus Live performance on stage, all in true colourful Club Kali style. £6 Guest List* email names to info@clubkali.com by 12pm Friday 2 feb. See website details www.clubkali.com

Building Believable Characters Writing Workshop @ Redbridge Central Library
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Building Believable Characters Writing Workshop @ Redbridge Central Library

This activity-led jargon-free workshop will be facilitated by Virginia Heath and Liam Livings. They’ll use 8 techniques to help you develop believable characters. Each technique is designed to appeal to a variety of people with different learning style preferences from visual, auditory, reading & kinaesthetic. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in writing, whether poetry or prose.
Here’s what previous delegates said about this workshop:
‘I have come home with a head full of characters just waiting to be unleashed!’
‘Have really enjoyed the day & come away fired up ready to kickass into all my new characters!’
Virginia Heath writes witty, fast-paced romances filled with feisty heroines and mouth-watering heroes that she would want to fall in love with. http://www.virginiaheathromance.com/
Liam Livings writes gay romances with British humour and plenty of sparkle. http://www.liamlivings.com/

From Isaac Hitchen to the Female Husband: Records of Lancashire’s LGBT History @ Lancaster City Museum
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
From Isaac Hitchen to the Female Husband: Records of Lancashire's LGBT History @ Lancaster City Museum

Lancashire Archives in Preston holds a wealth of materials relating to the LGB&T heritage of Lancashire over the decades. From the tale of Isaac Hitchen whose loyalty to his gay friends led to him being publicly executed in 1806 at Lancaster Castle, to the tale of the ‘Female Husband’ – there is a rich local LGB&T history just waiting to be told…

Join Vicci McCann from Lancashire Archives for this exclusive talk as she reveals Lancashire’s hidden LGB&T histories.

Tickets for this talk are FREE but must be booked in advance

XPOSED @ Southwark Playhouse
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
XPOSED @ Southwark Playhouse

Following two sold out shows, Full Disclosure Theatre are proud to present XPOSED, a new writing night of eight short plays revealing the naked and entertaining truths about queer life. Whatever your preference, come discover the latest talent from a company passionate about discovering unheard voices within the community and showcasing LGBTQ+ stories. XPOSED will be staged to tie in with the celebration of LGBT History Month.

★★★★★ ‘Triumph of a showcase which London desperately needs more of.’ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ London Pub Theatres, Planet Nation, DIVA, London Theatre 1, BOYZ

‘Full disclosure is a marvel of a company. Creating theatre that is committed, relevant and gloriously entertaining, while bringing new writers, directors and performers into the spotlight.’ Rikki Beadle-Blair

LGBT Britain Film Afternoon @ Perton Library
Feb 14 @ 1:15 pm
LGBT Britain Film Afternoon @ Perton Library | England | United Kingdom

Join us at Perton Library for an afternoon showing of “Britian on Film: LGBT Britain”. The film starts at 1.15pm, lasting about 85 minutes, and attendance is free- just turn up!

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of this Britain on Film on Tour programme. With films spanning 1909 to 1994, it documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.
Including some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection includes a 1925 film on ‘Cutie Cattaro’, a boxer more interested in flirting than fighting and a drag queen, ‘Percy’ competing for a prize in 1909. Exploring the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, the films cover early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences; the formation of the Gay Black Group, an early instance of intersectional thinking; and the 1980 fight for transgender rights in the European Court.
It’s a moving and fascinating 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.

Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People @ Jackson Lecture Theatre | Brayford Pool | England | United Kingdom

Join Simon Fanshawe (broadcaster and writer) as he hosts a discussion about the wide-ranging impacts medicine has had on LGBTIQ people.

Throughout much of history, sexual behaviours like homosexuality were predominantly regulated by religious concerns. However, this changed in the nineteenth century when medicine took an increasing interest in what they termed ‘sexual deviancies’.

Perhaps the most famous example of a medical intervention around sexual behaviours is that of the famous World War II code-breaker, Alan Turing, who endured ‘medical treatment’ because of his homosexuality.

This public discussion will look at how science and medicine has treated homosexuals, medical views of trans people, and current debates about ‘gender dysphoria’. Finally, it will offer some thoughts on the ongoing debates about hormone treatments and surgery without consent on intersex individuals and offer some thoughts on changes for the future.

– Dr David A. Griffiths (University of Surrey)
– Dr Christina Richards (MSC DCPsychol MBACP Accred.)
– Dr Janet Weston (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

VIP Reception for the Launch of the (online) Exhibition ‘Rainbow Pilgrims’ @ Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VIP Reception for the Launch of the (online) Exhibition  'Rainbow Pilgrims' @ Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide | England | United Kingdom

The Reception for the Launch of the Rainbow Pilgrims (online) Exhibition
‘Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain’.

Be one of our VIP guests and snatch up an exclusive invitation to our reception – this is due to venue restrictions an invite only event and only a few tickets will be released publicly for LGBT History Month friends.

Enjoy speeches, screenings, schmooze & BAREFOOT wine tasting.

Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control? @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control? @ Jackson Lecture Theatre

Are women controlled by their hormones or do they control them? Or is it neither? Have pharmaceutical companies developed a multi-billion pound industry out of convincing women that hormones are something they can control? If there is such a thing as control, how is this gained and maintained? And what impact can and will new technologies have on these kinds of treatments?

All of these questions will be raised and addressed as we begin our discussion by presenting the works of two artists from the Transitional States exhibition. We will then welcome historians of medicine and sexuality who will offer differing perspectives on the use of hormones throughout recent history.

This discussion will address topics such as the history of the contraceptive pill, IVF and the introduction of new medical technologies, with a specific focus on whether such technologies have changed women’s sexual behaviour.


Professor Krista Cowman


– Dr Hera Cook (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Dr Alana Harris (King’s College London)
Sara Homewood (artist)
Holly Slingsby (artist)

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

Cultural Exchanges Festival Presents: Roly in Conversation @ De Montfort University
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Roly (@RolyUnGashaa) is a non-binary YouTuber and LGBTQ+ advocate living in London, with a passion for body modification and self-expression which he shares with his 100,000 plus subscribers online. He joins Jack Wilkin, Vice Chair of DMU’s LGBTQ+ Society, in conversation about how he uses his channel to help others accept themselves and their identities.
Organised for #DMUpride as part of Cultural Exchanges, an annual festival of ideas, insight and inspiration coordinated by DMU students.