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As part of LGBT History month and Careers Network’s Work Experience Week, we are exploring how the LGBT community has changed over time and the impact this has placed on career prospects. Hear personal stories of professionals about their experiences of making successful applications, developing their careers and coming out at work.
The 2018 theme for LGBT History Month is Geography. In this event, Cultural Geographer, Dr Phil Jones will explore what constitutes a queer space and how these spaces are evolving in response to legal, cultural and technological changes. Dr Nicki Ward will then Chair a panel discussion inviting recollections and experiences of the Gay Village in Birmingham and identifying distinctive features of the queer spaces in our City.
Brief Encounter, Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard
Noël Coward wrote a play about an affair…written with such empathy, such observation, and such tender agony. This man knew what he was writing about. Imagine being gay in the 1930s and you begin to understand ‘Brief Encounter’ (Emma Rice). Celebrate LGBT History Month and enjoy popcorn, snacks and a glass of something while watching the film.
The extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership. This award winning film is set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners.
The Birmingham Law School is looking to host the talk on global marriage equality in the afternoon of Monday 26 February for LGBT History Month.
‘A global study of same sex marriage: Universalism or Cultural Relativism?’
Speaker: Erich Hou, University of South Wales
Contact A.Vakulenko@bham.ac.uk for more information.