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.
Jan
1
Tue
Words from Between by Elijah W Harris @ Leicester LGBT Centre
Jan 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Words from Between by Elijah W Harris @ Leicester LGBT Centre

Transgender actor Elijah W Harris will be visiting his home city of Leicester this LGBT+ History Month. After successes in his field, playing the lead in critically acclaimed film Bleach which premiered at the BFI and soon to be performing at the Shepard’s Bush Theatre. He will be joining in our celebrations by conducting a reading and taking part in an “in conversation” session with childhood friend and now Co-Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Forum, Hannah Congrave. This will be followed by a Q&A session about growing up as LGBT+ in Leicester and what it means to be a transgender actor in theatre, film and TV.

Booking necessary, please book your place here.

Jan
8
Tue
SOUTH LONDON GAYS’ MEETING @ The Bread and Roses pub (Garden Bar)
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SOUTH LONDON GAYS' MEETING @ The Bread and Roses pub (Garden Bar)

My Life in the Theatre as Critic and Playwright: Nick de Jongh, former Guardian arts writer and Evening Standard chief theatre critic, talks about his involvement with the theatre and the writing of his plays and books, which include Plague over England, The Unquiet Grave of Garcia Lorca, Pricked Out, and Politics, Pruderies and Perversions about censorship, which won The Theatre Books Prize

Jan
17
Thu
Grindr: The Opera @ Above The Stag Theatre
Jan 17 – Feb 23 all-day
Grindr: The Opera @ Above The Stag Theatre

Grindr: The Opera! puts the most notorious gay hook-up app into the exaggerated world of opera. With musical styles ranging from baroque to contemporary pop, Grindr: The Opera! is a daring, humorous look at the changing landscape of gay relationships, and the greatest catalyst for the shift: Grindr.

Jan
23
Wed
Global Queer Voices play submission @ Arcola Theatre
Jan 23 – Feb 14 all-day
Global Queer Voices play submission @ Arcola Theatre

Global Voices Play Submission: Global Queer Voices at Arcola Theatre

Global Voices Theatre is a platform introducing international theatre by often under-represented playwrights in the UK. We curate one-off evenings of rehearsed readings, showcasing excerpts of plays from around the globe. Collaborating with local creatives, Global Voices is a bridge between UK venues, theatre makers and playwrights from around the globe.
Global Queer Voices will premiere excerpts of plays in translation and from the wider English-speaking world. We are welcoming submissions from all LGBT+ identifying playwrights that are based (or previously resided) outside of the UK, or who are part of the international community.

The performances of rehearsed excerpts will be taking place on Saturday 6th April 2019 at the Arcola Theatre.

We are looking for plays from contexts beyond the UK; exploring issues and settings that audiences might not otherwise see in London theatres.

Plays can be any length, from any period, and with any number of characters; and must be in, or translated into, English.

If you are submitting a play that has been translated and if the play or translation is still under copyright, you must ensure that both the playwright and the translator (or the relevant rights-holders) give their authorisation for the translation to be submitted and to participate. This is a paid opportunity, dependent on funding.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 12 noon, 14th February 2019

Jan
26
Sat
Somewhere Under the Rainbow – A Day of Joyful Singing @ Shrewsbury Quaker Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Somewhere Under the Rainbow -  A Day of Joyful Singing @ Shrewsbury  Quaker Centre

Shrewsbury Clarion Choir and LGBT History Month Shrewsbury are hosting a day of joyful singing. This is the first of it’s kind in Shrewsbury. All songs will be taught by ear and the event is open to anyone regardless of musical experience. The songs will reflect the lives and experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and the workshop is open to allies and friends and anyone who wants to sing for positive change. We will bring food to share for lunch and go for a social coffee/tea after the event.
Led by Roxane Smith

Jan
31
Thu
LGBTQ Museum Project launch @ Maidstone Museum
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event to launch a new project aiming to show the museum’s collections in the light of the LGBTQ community

Feb
1
Fri
Exhibition – Back in Time @ The Hive
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Exhibition - Back in Time @ The Hive

Open Tuesdays – Fridays 9.30am – 5pm in the Gallery at he Hive – drop by and check out this growing collection. This year the exhibition will feature new boards including a schools and a transgender board.
A fascinating exhibition of Shropshire’s LGBT history, in a National context.

No need to register – just turn up!

Join us on 1st Feb at 6pm to launch the exhibition – there’ll be wine and everything!

Our Shared Histories @ Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Feb 1 – Mar 1 all-day
Our Shared Histories @ Oriel Myrddin Gallery

Carmarthen LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+, allies and all queer folk were asked if they would like to contribute a story to communicate their thoughts, feelings and experiences of queer Carmarthenshire. Some of these stories have been collected and presented here in the gallery foyer and around the town centre.

Mis Hanes LGBTQ+ Caerfyrddin

Gofynnwyd i bobl LGBTQ+ a’u cefnogwyr a fyddent yn hoffi cyfrannu stori i gyfleu eu meddyliau, eu teimladau a’u profiadau o Sir Gaerfyrddin gyfunrywiol. Mae rhai o’r straeon hyn wedi cael eu casglu a’u cyflwyno fan hyn.

The Queer Tapestry @ UCL, North Cloisters
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
The Queer Tapestry @ UCL, North Cloisters

Exhibition celebrating the many LGBTQ+ alumni who have studied and worked at UCL. Discover something new about UCL’s queer past!

Weymouth Gay Group @ Weymouth Dorset
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Weymouth Gay Group @ Weymouth Dorset

Around 30 LGBT events during History Month in Weymouth Dorset area. Incl Flag raising at local Council Offices, Library display (whole month), Meet & Greet Library event, Coffee shop meet ups. Twice weekly pub meet ups and lots more – info https://weymouthgaygroup.weebly.com/events-diary-monthly-listings.html
twitter https://twitter.com/WeymouthGayGrp

Zachari Logan, MOCA London Web Exhibitions @ MOCA London
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Zachari Logan, MOCA London Web Exhibitions @ MOCA London

MOCA London Web Exhibitions: Zachari Logan

MOCA London is presenting a series of
Web Exhibitions, hosted on our site.
www.moca.london/webexhibitions

The artists have been invited to curate their own online exhibition with images or a video. During their exhibition period, we will also upload images/videos on our Instagram profile.
@moca_London
The First Artist:
Zachari Logan

Canadian artist Zachari Logan works mainly with large-scale drawing, ceramics and installation practices, evolving a visual language that explores intersections between identity, memory and place. Through a strategy of visual quotation, mined from place and experience, Logan engages empirical explorations of landscape, figuration, and overlapping art-historic motifs, re-wilding his body as an expression of queerness.

Peace and LGBT+ Communities @ Park Lounge, Charles Wilson Building
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Peace and LGBT+ Communities @ Park Lounge, Charles Wilson Building

Following the 2019 theme “peace, reconciliation and activism” Grant Denkinson (David Wilson Library) will be joined by three guests who have been working for peace in various ways: Hannah Brock, Symon Hill and Zina Zelter. This will be a question and answer style session. We’ll start with some questions about how our guests have experienced how peace building and LGBT+ life have interacted and we’ll welcome more questions from the room.

Clothes swap for trans people at the Students’ Union UoM @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 1 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Clothes swap for trans people at the Students' Union UoM @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Friday 1st February, 12:30-5:30pm, room 1.5

A place for trans and nonbinary people to refresh their wardrobe in an environmentally friendly and non judgemental space!

If you identify as cisgender and would like to take part in this event, a donation will be asked by the Trans Campaign to cover the cost of the clothes.

The event will take place in room 1.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. Seats will be available on demand.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

1950s Pioneers @ LSE Library
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

Discover ground breaking gay and transgender rights activists of the 1950s who inspired change with Alex Bakker on Christine Jorgensen and Malcolm Martin on Open Door.
Free – first come first served.

Talks:

Transgender Pioneers of the Fifties: a secret history
Alex Bakker
The fifties of the 20th century can be regarded as a kind of birthplace of modern trans identity. In December 1952 a media hype was born: Christine Jorgensen, a former GI from New York, had had sex reassignment surgery in Denmark. Jorgensen was the first transgender woman to receive such elaborate attention from the press, and the first to get both hormone treatment and surgical correction. Christine’s story was sensationally exploited but for transgender people all over the world it was also a landmark. Many of them had not even known how to understand their own feelings, thinking they were the only ones with this “craziness” inside them.

Open Door: The Start of a Campaign
Malcolm Martin
My presentation explores the untold story of a now-forgotten activist, Dr RD Reid and the tragic court case that prompted him to make what may have been the first public call for a campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in the UK. It’s a story that started in the Somerset town of Taunton in 1954. I’m writing a play, Open Door, about this story and plan to illustrate my talk with photographs (of Reid and of the prison cells) as well as readings of Reid’s letter and newspaper coverage of the case (found in the LAGNA archive) and material about other cases (found in the LSE Hall Carpenter archive).

LGBT+ History March @ Charles Wilson Steps, Charles Wilson Building
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LGBT+ History March @ Charles Wilson Steps, Charles Wilson Building

Meet at the Charles Wilson Steps for the start of our LGBT+ History March. The march will begin at 2.30pm, but please arrive from 2.00pm onwards. The Student Experience team will be on hand to give out multi-coloured hats! Bring your flags, wear something multi-coloured and join us! All staff and students are welcome.

You don’t need to book for this event, but please fill out this form to express your interest, so we know how many people to expect.

In the Archives: A Glimpse of Hall-Carpenter @ LSE Library
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
In the Archives: A Glimpse of Hall-Carpenter @ LSE Library

Discover documents and other material from some of the organisations, such as Stonewall and Open Door, that are discussed in today’s talks in this pop up display. The display will be based on recommendations from the speakers in our Hub day and members of LSE Spectrum. Drop in.

Loudest Whispers & Camden and Islington LGBT History Month Launch @ Conference Centre St. Pancras Hospital
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Loudest Whispers & Camden and Islington LGBT History Month Launch @ Conference Centre St. Pancras Hospital

Over LGBT +40 artists celebrate 10 years of achievements in London’s unique opportunity for professional and self taught artists. New artists combine with established artists including Simon Croft, Richard Field and Simon Richardson to display new developments through the support of THE ARTS PROJECT.

Tower Hamlets LGBT History Month Launch Evening @ The Reach Community Hub
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tower Hamlets LGBT History Month Launch Evening @ The Reach Community Hub

The Metropolitan Police, ELOP and Swan Housing would like to invite you to our LGBT History Month launch evening on Friday 1st February 2019. The evening starts at 18.30, with arrivals, refreshments and pre-event networking from 17.30 onwards.

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.

This year during LGBT History Month we will look at PEACE, RECONCILIATION, ACTIVISM and how this has impacted LGBT+ Communities.

We have fantastic guest speakers attending this year’s event, including;

• Charlotte Dobson, Senior Community Outreach Officer for Parliament in London
• Pliny Soocoormanee, Executive Assistant at the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
• Richard Desmond, Chair of Victoria Park Friends, Local Activist and Volunteer
• Linda Wilkinson, Award-winning Author, Playwright and Historian

The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

National Portrait Gallery – Teachers Seminar – LGBT stories @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 1 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

This free seminar for primary and secondary teachers and educators will highlight LGBT stories and sitters in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection and explore how to bring these narratives into the classroom. Take a queer tour of the collection, hear from guest speakers and discuss with fellow teachers how to use portraiture to explore LGBT identities. Booking essential.

Conversation Corner LGBTQ+, UoM Students’ Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Corner LGBTQ+, UoM Students' Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Friday 1st, 6-8pm, room 1.6

A safe space for LGBTQ+ people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to issues that we face as LGBTQ+ people.

The event will take place in room 1.6 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Activist Founders @ Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Activist Founders @ Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building

Discover the stories and people behind some of the first activist groups for LGBT+ rights from the people actually involved in their foundation Followed by a drinks reception 8-9.pm.

Talks:

Mary McIntosh: Britain’s Leading Feminist 1936-2013
Stuart Feather
This talk shows how the medical view of homosexuality was revolutionised by the part McIntosh played as an advisor to the Homosexual Law Reform Society when they were appealing to government to abolish the 1865 Offences against the persons Act. Mary McIntosh was Britain’s leading feminist and at the time of publication head of the Sociology Dept. at Leicester University.I will also be using oral history records of McIntosh’s interventions in the Gay Liberation Front particularly her contribution to the GLF Manifesto. The founding of the Women’s Gay Liberation Front and the effects those women had on Women’s Liberation.

A History of the London Gay Teenage Group; The first Gay Teenage Group in the world, or nearly!
Clifford Williams
Using LGBT Archives such as LSE and Bishopsgate Institute this presentation paints a picture of gay youth in the 1970s and 80s. The London Gay Teenage Group was started in 1976, providing an innovative and ground-breaking alternative for gay youngsters. It initially had little formed structure and was run by group members. In order to secure some funding the group set out on a challenging path to achieve recognised status as a youth group. In 1980 the Gay Youth Movement was born, helping other gay youth groups to spring up around the country.

Founding Stonewall – what happened?
Lisa Power
Personal testimony of the original founders of Stonewall in 1989 on the 30th anniversary of its founding. Who were we, why did we do it, how did we work together from widely differing backgrounds, what did we decide to include/exclude and what were the reactions of the rest of the late 80s lesbian & gay (as it was then) movement?

LGBT History Month 2019 Tower Hamlets Launch Evening @ The Reach Community Hub
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
An Extraordinary Female Affection: the life and love of the Ladies of Llangollen @ Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An Extraordinary Female Affection: the life and love of the Ladies of Llangollen @ Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth

An fab evening to celebrate LGBTQ History month with author and journalist Mike Parker discussing his forthcoming book On the Red Hill about queer life in rural Wales and Living Histories Cymru uncovering queer history in Wales with their show about the ‘Ladies of Llangollen’.

Exhibition – The Life and Work of Samuel Butler @ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibition - The Life and Work of Samuel Butler @ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

An exhibition of the life and work of Samuel Butler – artist, author and photographer

Loudest Whispers Cabaret @ Conference Centre St. Pancras Hospital
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Loudest Whispers Cabaret @ Conference Centre St. Pancras Hospital

Description (75 words max)

SHOWMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE ALEX GREEN PRESENTS A CABARET CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF LGBT HISTORY AND LW ACHIEVEMENTS WITH SONG AND DANCE ACTS INCLUDING BLUES SINGER BEE ORORO, COUNTRY & WESTERN SENSATION SARAH VISTA.

Mike Parker and Living Histories Cymru present @ Ceredigion Museum
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Mike Parker and Living Histories Cymru present @ Ceredigion Museum

Mike Parker reads from his new book about queer life in the rural countryside On the Red Hill. Followed by An Extraordinary Female Attraction: the life and love of the Ladies of Llangollen with Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler. With live music from harpist Cerys Hafana.

Feb
2
Sat
LGBT History Month Exhibition – From Prejudice to Pride Part II – The 1980s Onwards @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Feb 2 – Mar 8 all-day
LGBT History Month Exhibition - From Prejudice to Pride Part II - The 1980s Onwards @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

The free exhibition features a selection of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilts. They tell the stories of many of those lost in the early days of HIV / AIDS in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Listen to audio recordings of people who lived through the impact of AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s.

The exhibition also gathers significant archives from Cheshire documenting the incredible speed of change for LGBT communities over the last three decades.

FREE ENTRANCE – no tickets required

Opening times:

Tuesdays – Fridays – 10am to 5pm

Saturdays and Sundays – 2pm to 5pm

OUTing The Past Festival @ Taunton Library @ The Glass Box @ Taunton Library
Feb 2 all-day
OUTing The Past Festival @ Taunton Library @ The Glass Box @ Taunton Library | England | United Kingdom

Somerset Libraries are very excited to be hosting their first Outing the Past Festival in Taunton Library in February 2019. Our festival programme covers a wide variety of topics and historical periods and hopes to provide ‘something for everyone’.

Attendees can expect to journey from Spartan Greece, where we will explore whether the Spartan army was as macho as we think it was, all the way through to the growth of LGBT activism in modern day Britain. In this centenary year for the commemoration of the First World War, we are also delighted to welcome the first openly transgender officer in the British Armed Forces to talk about three key transgender figures to serve in the armed forces this century.

Finally, there will the opportunity to explore local LGBT history with two talks from the Somerset area. Local playwright, Malcolm Martin, will take us back to Taunton in 1954, where the arrest of a young man accused of approaching another man on a train led to one of the first public calls to decriminalise homosexuality in the UK. Following this will be a talk about the significance of the LGBT coffee shop in Bristol, which will be complemented by an exhibition in the library on the LGBT history of Bristol, Bath and Somerset.

Details of the full programme and how to book a place will be available via our website from early January – www.somersetlibraries.co.uk

LGBT+ Tea Party and Grab a book @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm
LGBT+ Tea Party and Grab a book @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)

Come join PLUS, Stockport Libraries and Nexus for the launch of Stockport’s LGBT+ History Month which starts with a fun and friendly tea party.. There will be a lovely choice of food with Aba’s famous Afro-Caribbean Dumplings and dip, Scones and cakes. A chance to grab a book from a fabulous LGBT+ selection will be optional too.

Queering the Collection: Cruising the Baths of Dürer’s Nuremberg @ Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

A queer reading of The Bath House by Albrecht Durer. Ryan Kearney will talk through the image but through a queer ‘contemporary’ lens, importing references or ideas from queerness today to a situation where queerness didn’t necessarily exist or at least not how we understand it. The talk will focus on public sex, cruising queer spaces such as the bathhouse and how that relates to the work in 1496.

The talk takes place at 13:30 and 15:00.

Ryan Kearney (b. 1995) is an independent writer and curator based between London and Birmingham. His on-going research centres on participatory and socially engaged curatorial practices, as well as how the displaying of queer archival histories can facilitate communal and intergenerational discussions.

Ryan’s writing has appeared in this is tomorrow and In the Pink, a publication launched by Grand Union and SHOUT Festival in November 2018. Recent projects include Three Models for Change, STRYX (2018); Rainbow Flag / Trojan Horse: Ian Giles, Recent Activity (2018); and Queering the Archive, Recent Activity (2017). He assists in delivering the public programme of Recent Activity, an artist-run space based in Birmingham.

Tomorrow’s Great Pageant @ The Place Theatre
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tomorrow's Great Pageant @ The Place Theatre

Are you interested in gender and freedom? Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community? For the launch of LGBTQ+ season at The Place Bedford, join Post Workers Theatre for the launch of their new project, Tomorrow’s Great Pageant. This re-imagining of the iconic Suffrage play A Pageant for Great Women is being re-written for a 21st-century non-binary context. Post Workers Theatre in collaboration with The Place Bedford and Bedford Creative Arts, will be joined by a panel of guest writers, critics, practitioners and community activists to collectively discuss and consider a new cast of iconic great people who can begin to represent the values and ideals of a diverse 21st Century LGBTQ+ community.

The original play, written by the dramatist and actor Ciceley Hamilton in 1909, was a popular allegorical work of political agitation, which featured the embodiment of ‘Justice’, ‘Woman’ and ‘Prejudice’. The play served, in part, to recover knowledge of great women of the past, with a cast of 45 historic women, and to promote a feminist perspective on emancipation. Over one hundred years later the struggle for gender equality continues and to revisit the structure and values of A Pageant of Great Women, will offer a new platform for collective understanding, awareness and celebration.

A reading of the original script will be followed by discussions and collective brainstorming, working with actors, activists and designers to creatively engage with hopes, fears and ideas of alternative narratives. Join us for the conversation.

We Do Good Disco presents: My Beautiful Film and Disco! @ The Broadway Theatre and Studio
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
We Do Good Disco presents: My Beautiful Film and Disco! @ The Broadway Theatre and Studio

Come and have fun with the We Do Good Disco team on Saturday 2nd of February, as we kick off the LGBTQ+ history month in Lewisham with a film and disco extravaganza. In collaboration with our friends at The Broadway Theatre, we are proud to present an evening of film, fun and dancing, as we take over the Broadway Studio again to screen the wonderful My Beautiful Launderette (1985, dir Stephen Frears). In our side cinema we will be screening the comedy drama But I’m a Cheerleader (1999, dir Jamie Babbit). After the film the We Do Good female DJs will be playing great music until late. As usual, expect fun and games in the bar, DJ Doo Lang in the lounge and sequins and glitter on the dance floor! Dress: however you like but feel free to dress UP!

Worcester LGBT History Month Launch Event @ The Flag
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
Worcester LGBT History Month Launch Event @ The Flag

Out2gether and Worcestershire Pride invite you to a special early evening opening event hosted by drag queen ‘Rockella’ at the Flag. Information displays, complementary glass of wine or juice, complementary snacks, other drinks on special offer, networking opportunities, raffle. Free LGBT History Month badge for first 30 people. Meet other LGBT+ folks and allies. Find out about the other events planned for the month. Stay on to enjoy party night at the Flag.

Club Kali LGBT History Month Party @ Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen
Feb 2 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 3:00 am
Club Kali LGBT History Month Party @ Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen

Join us to celebrate LGBT History Month as a Queer community. Let your Sparkle come out to Party with Pride, Unity & Diversity! Be whoever you want to be + enjoy a delicious Special Offer at Jerusalem – a cool complimentary glass of Prosecco for all fun Bolly-Pop Dance Class participants from 10pm! +Fabulous Live Performance by the spectacular Ebony Rose dark! +Club Kali’s DJ Ritu & Dj Dilz will be spinning your favourite dancefloor Bollywood to Hollywood dancefloor tunes til 3am. +Spectra London will be on our Community stall to offer testing, info and resources.

Feb
4
Mon
Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony @ Gravesend Community Square
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony @ Gravesend Community Square

Gravesham Borough Council is celebrating Gravesham LGBT communities by raising the Rainbow Flag on Monday 4 February at 10am. This special event, led by the Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr David Hurley and Cllr Steve Thompson will celebrate the diversity of LGBT communities across Gravesham. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. The Rainbow Flag will continue to fly throughout February.

Conversation Corner Lesbian, Bi and Trans Women, UoM Students’ Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conversation Corner Lesbian, Bi and Trans Women, UoM Students' Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Monday 4th, 5-7pm, room 1.6

A safe space for lesbian, bi and trans women to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in room 1.6 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

CIPD London Meet-up-Monday & LGBT+ History Month @ Balls Brothers Adams Court | Copper Bar
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
CIPD London Meet-up-Monday & LGBT+ History Month @ Balls Brothers Adams Court | Copper Bar

Join CIPD London at our first Meet-up-Monday of 2019 in a joint venture with CIPD’s LGBT+ Network in celebrating the start of LGBT+ History month. You’ll connect and network with other HR and L&D professionals across London. We’ll discuss some of the biggest priorities for LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and the wider world of work. You will be able to participate in facilitated networking sessions – all made more enjoyable by a few drinks.

Don’t miss a chance to create and develop your own HR and L&D support network.

Museums and the Transgender Tipping Point: E-J Scott and Richard Sandell @ Museum Studies Building
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Museums and the Transgender Tipping Point: E-J Scott and Richard Sandell @ Museum Studies Building

Richard Sandell and E-J Scott (dress historian and curator) will discuss the Museum of Transology – the first major exhibition in the UK (if not the world) to explore trans lives using the material culture surrounding them; an iconic museum project that has attracted enormous public interest and evoked extraordinarily powerful responses amongst visitors.

‘We Have Rather Been Invaded’ (2017) Section 28 Film showing @ Brixton Library @ Brixton Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
'We Have Rather Been Invaded' (2017) Section 28 Film showing @ Brixton Library @ Brixton Library

The film includes the ‘lesbian invasion’ of the BBC six o’clock news in 1988. Comprised of a roundtable discussion with activists and educators interspersed with archival materials, the video examines the role of activism and our understanding of this piece of legislation that prohibited local authorities and state schools in the UK from ‘promoting homosexuality’.

The 39 min film includes the ‘lesbian invasion’ of the BBC Six O’Clock News in 1988 and will be followed by a Q&A with Ed Webb-Ingall.

Feb
5
Tue
Gender and Identity: Renaissance elbows and the Masquerade gallery tours @ Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Feb 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

A new themed tour developed by The Barber to celebrate for LGBT History Month.

This tour will be run at: 11.30 and 1.15

LUNCHTIME TALK: Finding the LGBTQ Stories in Museums @ Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Feb 5 @ 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
LUNCHTIME TALK: Finding the LGBTQ Stories in Museums @ Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Dan Vo founded the award-winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours at V&A, London. He works with museums and galleries to shine a light on objects which explore gender and sexual identities through a queer lens. This talk is part of LGBT History Month 2019.

QTIPoC panel discussion, UoM Students’ Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 5 @ 4:02 pm – 7:02 pm
QTIPoC panel discussion, UoM Students' Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Tuesday 5th, 4-7pm, room 1.5

A panel discussion event highlighting the history and lives of QTIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex People Of Colour), particularly TPoC (Trans People of Colour).

The event will take place in room 1.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

An Evening with Allie Rogers @ The Keep
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
An Evening with Allie Rogers @ The Keep

To celebrate LGBT History Month, local author Allie Rogers will discuss the spirit of Brighton and its ‘particular place in the queer psyche of the country’ with Lesley Wood, chief executive of New Writing South. The conversation will also cover the LGBT experiences of different generations, the crossover between fact and fiction, and the way archives can support and enrich creative writing. Allie’s novels Little Gold (shortlisted for the 2018 Polari First Book Prize) and Tale of a Tooth will be on sale.

An Audience with Lady Phyll @ Canterbury Christ Church University - Old Sessions House
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm
An Audience with Lady Phyll @ Canterbury Christ Church University - Old Sessions House

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is an award winning and long time LGBT, feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial activist. She is the founder and director of UK Black Pride and hit the headlines in 2006 when she publicly refused a MBE in protest at LGBT persecution by colonial regimes.

Tuesday 05 February 2019 at 6.00pm in Michael Berry Theatre (Og46), Canterbury Campus.

This event is hosted by CCCq in collaboration with CCCU BAME Society. David Shepherd, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor will be introducing the event

ALL WELCOME – FREE EVENT – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

A Musical Night @ West Herts College
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Musical Night @ West Herts College

Our names are Beth, Sam and Jeremy, and together, we form BS Productions. We are currently college students at West Herts College, Watford. We are putting on a fundraising event for the LGBT Foundation. We chose this charity as February is LGBT History Month, so is a great time to celebrate, and donate to, the LGBT Foundation

Feb
6
Wed
Free Display: History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism @ Surrey History Centre
Feb 6 – Feb 28 all-day
Free Display: History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism @ Surrey History Centre

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Surrey and elsewhere.
The national theme for 2019 is ‘History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism’ marking the 100th anniversary of the official end of the First World War. Our display looks at homosexuality during the First and Second World Wars and features Surrey’s famous LGBT men and women who supported the war effort at home and abroad, including Dame Ethel Smyth, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, JR Ackerley, Robert Graves, Harry Daley, Noel Coward, Dirk Bogarde, Alan Turing, Terence Rattigan, and EM Forster.

Bring out your books @ Meeting Room 2, David Wilson Library
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bring out your books @ Meeting Room 2, David Wilson Library

This is an opportunity for students and staff to come together and share and discuss films and books that impacted them in respect of the sexual and gender identity. Bring your book along and get involved!

Conversation Corner Bisexual and Pansexual, UoM Students’ Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conversation Corner Bisexual and Pansexual, UoM Students' Union @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Wednesday 6th, 3-5pm, room 1.5

A safe space for bisexual and pansexual people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in room 1.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Modern and Contemporary Forum (MAC) LGBT History Month Event @ University of Birmingham Arts building room 201
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Our February forum will have a special LGBT History Month theme! We have two speakers discussing their research on different aspects of LGBTQ history:

George Severs, University of Cambridge: ‘The Emotional Politics of Queer Sainthood during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in England’

Martha Robinson Rhodes, University of Birmingham: ‘Coming Out, Bisexuality and Ambivalence in Queer Oral Histories’

As usual, there will be time for questions and discussion, and plenty of refreshments. All welcome!

Leics Talk about LGBT+ History Month @ Gee’s Diner, Students’ Union
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leics Talk about LGBT+ History Month @ Gee’s Diner, Students’ Union

We will discuss the barriers students can face due to their sexual orientation and explore how we can keep pushing forward.
(This event is for students only)

Queer Quiz @ Penthouse Suite above the Loft Lounge
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Quiz @ Penthouse Suite above the Loft Lounge

Pink Sou’westers tenth Queer Quiz for LGBT History month. To celebrate our tenth anniversary this year entry is FREE, but we will still have the same fabulous prizes for teams and individuals. However it’s not all about winning, but about having fun while exploring and learning about our queer heritage, as ALL the questions are LGBT related. Categories are sport, music, art and literature, entertainment, history, geography, politics and society and ‘local’. We guarantee that every one will know lots, but also learn lots this evening. Come with a ready formed team or come on your own and we will match you with some team-mates. Everyone is welcome, whether lesbian, gay, bi, trans, non-binary, questioning, or a straight ally. Pay bar in the room, fully accessible. FREE and no need to book but arrive promptly please.

Feb
7
Thu
Jessica Lynn: The Butterfly Project 2018/19 World Tour @ Leicester LGBT Centre
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jessica Lynn: The Butterfly Project 2018/19 World Tour @ Leicester LGBT Centre

In recent years, Kinsey Institute Global Ambassador, Jessica Lynn, has gained notoriety for her activism on behalf of the transgender community. Her experience, exuberance, and extraordinary life produce a presentation that has put her on over 700 stages in 22 different countries. After a prejudiced Texas judge stripped her of all parental rights to her youngest son, Ms. Lynn dedicated her life to combating the intolerance and ignorance of the public toward peoples who share her plight. Addressing audiences unabashedly and answering any-and-all questions has earned Ms. Lynn worldwide renown, the prestige of a Stonewall School Role Model, and a position advising the medical community by request of the National Health Service England.
Bookings necessary, please book your place here.

Drawing Larry @ The Sparrowhawk Pub
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drawing Larry @ The Sparrowhawk Pub

2019 heralds 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York that kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement. This LGBT History Month, aptly themed ‘Peace, Reconciliation, Activism’, we bring you a series of life drawing events celebrating the advent of Pride, starting with Drawing Larry at The Sparrowhawk.

Larry Marks is Peace. He is the Age of Aquarius, and will be modelling nude to the spirit of the flower child era.

All abilities welcome, relaxed and informal. Drinks and food available at the bar. 18+

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by Great Art. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

Feb
8
Fri
LGBTQ+ / Sexual Violence Event @ University of Birmingham Bramall building
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Wellbeing & Partnership team at the University of Birmingham will be holding a LGBTQ+ and Sexual Violence Awareness Event on Friday 8 February to coincide with LGBT History Month and Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

The event is not only about supporting the LGBTQ+ community, but to also recognise and celebrate the significant contribution LGBTQ+ staff and students have made to the University and wider community. The second part of this event will involve the promotion and awareness of Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (4th – 10th February 2019) which is a nationwide campaign that seeks to raise awareness of sexual abuse and sexual violence and, most importantly, of the support services available to survivors. A range of organisations will be attending to advise on the services that they offer.

This will be an informal event, open to both staff and students at the University. There will be light refreshments, activities and opportunities for networking throughout.

Can You Queer Me In the Back? The Open-Mic @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm
Can You Queer Me In the Back? The Open-Mic @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Friday 8th, 5pm, Theatre space

An open mic night dedicated to showcasing LGBTQ+ talent!
The event will take place in the Theatre of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Guest DJ – Mr Madam @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Guest DJ - Mr Madam @ National Portrait Gallery

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets; from Thomas Tallis to Gracie Fields, Grace Jones to John Barry, Duke Ellington to Lord Creator; if you can hum it, he will try and play it.

Faber at 90: Poetry Reading by Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Faber at 90: Poetry Reading by Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan @ National Portrait Gallery

To celebrate Faber and Faber’s 90th anniversary, Faber poets Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan read work from their current collections and the work of other Faber poets who have inspired them, including Thom Gunn

This is a National Portrait Gallery event in conjunction with Faber Members, in Faber’s 90th Anniversary year.

Richard Scott grew up in London and studied at the Royal College of Music and at Goldsmiths College. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry mentee, and a member of the Poetry Trust Aldeburgh Eight. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem ‘crocodile’ won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho, his first book of poetry, is shortlisted for the 2018 T.S. Eliot Prize.

Mary Jean Chan is a poet, editor and academic from Hong Kong who currently lives in London. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and came Second in the 2017 National Poetry Competition. Her debut pamphlet, A Hurry of English (ignitionpress 2018), is the 2018 Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. Mary Jean is a Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Oxford Brookes University, and is an editor of Oxford Poetry. Her debut collection is forthcoming from Faber & Faber in July 2019.

PRIDE AND MUSIC @ St John's Church, Waterloo
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
PRIDE AND MUSIC @ St John's Church, Waterloo

A unique concert of music of all genres, to celebrate the creativity of LGBT artists. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, arranged for piano (4 hands), Ethel Smythe’s String Quartet, Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) and Britney Spears’ Toxic, arranged for 4 bassoons, plus dazzling new pieces by young composers, and the Purcell School’s New Music Ensemble, PRISM. Absolutely incredible school-age musicians and composers – you have to hear them to believe it!

Radical Readers: Giovanni’s Room book group special @ Brixton Library @ Brixton Library
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
Radical Readers: Giovanni's Room book group special @ Brixton Library @ Brixton Library

Join the Radical Readers reading group to discuss Giovanni’s Room, a classic of Gay literature by James Baldwin.

In 1956 Baldwin’s publisher suggested that he “burn” Giovanni’s Room because of the theme of homosexuality. However, the book has now been ranked number 2 on a list of the best 100 gay and lesbian novels of all time. For a copy of the book please contact the library on 020 7926 1056.

Feb
9
Sat
Significant Others: Companions, or Just Good Friends – Does it Matter. Peter Roscoe @ The Hive
Feb 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Significant Others: Companions, or Just Good Friends - Does it Matter. Peter Roscoe @ The Hive

Local activist Peter Roscoe returns for another fascinating presentation..

Joan Lander (1917 – 1997) & Valerie Curtis [Wellington] – The last owner of Sunnycroft;

Eglantyne Jebb (1876 – 1928) & Margaret Keynes [Ellesmere] – Save the Children Fund;

Dame Agnes Hunt (1867- 1948) & Emily Goodford [Baschurch] Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital;

Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902) & Henry Festing Jones [Shrewsbury]. Author, painter, photographer and musician.

Local LGBT+ activist Peter Roscoe has been exploring these ‘friendships’. On this journey, it became clear to him that, for Joan, Eglantyne, Agnes and Samuel, their ‘significant others’ (usually referred to as ‘friends’ or ‘companions’ by historians and archivists) were essential to their happiness and their life achievements. Not so for others; some found the suggestion that their sexuality may have been other than heterosexual unacceptable, unimportant or irrelevant.

WHY SUCH RESISTANCE WHEN SEXUALITY IS NAMED?

An Introduction to LGBTQ+ Literature @ Bishopsgate Intitute
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
An Introduction to LGBTQ+ Literature @ Bishopsgate Intitute

Literature has often been a source of strength for LGBTQ people, of validation or understanding, and a space to enjoy the beauty in same-sex attraction. Part historical overview and part literary analysis, this course will examine LGBTQ literature through the decades. Beginning with ‘hidden histories’ of queer literature forced to hide its identity, through the liberation era, the response to devastation from AIDS, towards contemporary works, this course will chart a history of LGBTQ literature.

This course / event is part of our programme of activities marking LGBT History Month 2019.

Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition @ South Lecture Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition @ South Lecture Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Explore the rites and passages of LGBTQI migrants in Britain through this incredible interactive exhibition. Available to view for one day only.

A history of Trade Union support for LGBT+ Workers’ Rights @ The Hive
Feb 9 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
A history of Trade Union support for LGBT+ Workers’ Rights @ The Hive

Quinn Roache is the TUC’s LGBT+ and Disability Policy Officer working within their Equality and Strategy Department. In this presentation, he will cover a brief history of trade union activism supporting LGBT+ workers’ rights, and outline current contemporary LGBT+ issues and what trade unions are doing to address them and cover emerging issues.

Previously Quinn worked for the Equality and Human Rights Commission on high profile projects including their Pregnancy and Maternity Work Programme, Home Care Inquiry which drew national attention to key issues of discrimination and shaped national debate. He has led on community engagement projects on a variety of themes including the UNCRPD and increasing LGBT+ hate crime reporting.

In his spare time Quinn can be found shopping for mid-century furniture or fussing over his cat T-Cups.

Drag Queen Storytime @ Tate South Lambeth Library @ Tate South Lambeth Library
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm
Drag Queen Storytime @ Tate South Lambeth Library @ Tate South Lambeth Library

Drag Queen Story Time is where fairy tales come to life. Presented by real Queens. This event will capture the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood.

By providing spaces in which kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions, DQST allows children to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish. Where dress up is real.

With songs, arts and crafts and storytime – there’s fun to be had for all ages. It’s a standard storytime, with a bit of extra glitter.

LGBT+ fair @ Tate South Lambeth Library @ Tate South Lambeth Library
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LGBT+ fair @ Tate South Lambeth Library @ Tate South Lambeth Library

Arts, crafts, books and more at Tate South Lambeth Library’s LGBT+ Fair.

The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library’s own arts and craft fairs have become a popular feature of the neighbourhood, this time with a gay flair! We’ve got a rainbow cake competition and stalls from Books Peckham’s special selection of LGBTQ+ books and comics, Glad to be Gay, Solidarity Not Charity and beautiful artwork from Sumena Owen and Ashley Howard.

Enter our cake competition! Make a rainbow cake and bring it along for 12noon on the day. Judging and prize giving for the best cake at 2pm. There’s a few stalls left for the taking get in touch with Colette at CTownend2@lambeth.gov.uk if you’d like to sell your LGBT+ wares!

The Fair kicks off with LEAP’s Drag Queen Storytime so it’ll be a thoroughly family friendly big Gay day out in the library.

“The Adhesion of Love” @ Burnley Library
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
"The Adhesion of Love" @ Burnley Library

The extraordinary true story of how an architect’s assistant from Bolton crossed the Atlantic in 1891 to meet visionary queer American poet, Walt Whitman. This new play offers a startling new insight into Whitman in his bicentennial year. The writer, Stephen M Hornby, is a multi-award winner. His last play, The Burnley Bugger’s Ball, gained 5 star reviews. Stephen was awarded the 2018 WINGS by the Swedish International Lesbian & Gay Culture Network for his short film Unchechen.

Glyn Salton-Cox talk, ‘Queer Communism’ @ Working Class Movement Library
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Glyn Salton-Cox talk, 'Queer Communism' @ Working Class Movement Library

For this year’s LGBT History Month we welcome Glyn Salton-Cox, Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Glyn states: ‘It is well known that many of the best-known queer writers of the 1930s were involved with Communist politics. Why, then, has there been no extended examination of this striking juncture of dissident sex and socialism?’ His talk to us explores this question, among others, aiming to transform current narratives of 20th century literary, cultural, and intellectual history from a queer Marxist perspective. It will also explore the contemporary problem of populism, arguing we can learn important lessons from the queer radicalism of the 1930s that can help formulate strategies of resistance to today’s multi-layered oppressions in both Britain and the US.
Admission free; light refreshments available; all welcome.

Young People’s Showcase @ The Hive
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Young People's Showcase @ The Hive

Another fabulous afternoon with Shropshire’s LGBT+ young people – music, presentations and celebration.
Special guests, music, food, good and emerging good practice. Anyone who has managed to join us in previous years will know this is one not to miss

OUTing the Past Festival – National Maritime Museum, Greenwich @ National Maritime Museum
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

As part of LGBT History Month the National Maritime Museum will be hosting the national festival, OUTing the Past, an evening of free talks by speakers from around the UK and Ireland.

Our chosen theme for this year’s festival will explore the experiences and perspectives of queer youth at different points in history. This evening is guaranteed to ignite community spirit and general curiosity by revealing powerful political ideologies and social accounts from urban landscapes and marginalised groups in the UK.

Our speakers will bring to the surface important queer histories and advocate for the young people whose voices are not easily heard – drawing from personal experiences and dynamic visual examples.

Join us to experience some rich and diverse conversations at the National Maritime Museum.

Speakers: Clifford Williams, Peter Scott-Presland, Emily Jeffers, Laura Harmon

Guest Host: Sculptor Eve Shepherd

Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show @ Leeds City Museum
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show @ Leeds City Museum

West Yorkshire Queer Stories Presents… A revolutionary exploration of the deep queer past which may change the way you think about LGBTIQ+ history forever.

This box set worth of true stories squashed into a show bursts with information, insight, laughter and emotion.

Beginning in the vast prison which once stood on the site of Tate Britain, Bird lovingly traces the lives of queer prisoners spanning through centuries and across the British Empire. It decolonises LGBTIQ+ history by taking an inclusive, irreverent approach to the past.

Plus Special Guests…

Project sound artist Debbie Sharp premieres a soundscape drawing on voices recorded for West Yorkshire Queer Stories.

Evening compered by Jordan Small (BE-LGBTQ: R’n’B with Edges, Be Outspoken).

Bird la Bird (she/her) is a queer femme performance artist who straddles history, comedy and working class politics. She has been described as a Queer Pearly Queen and a Haute Couture Fishwife. See: www.birdlabird.co.uk

Accessibility: This show is accessible in every sense of the word, with audio description, live captions and a DIY punk attitude to history. For more information about the venue see: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/leedscitymuseum/access

(Portrait of Bird by Sarah Jane Moon)

Abberation presents Hidden Worlds @ Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Feb 9 @ 7:45 pm – 10:15 pm
Abberation presents Hidden Worlds @ Aberystwyth Arts Centre

An eventful evening for LGBT History Month wth Jane Traies and readers discussing her new book of interviews with older lesbians, Now You See Me; acclaimed artist and theatre maker Clive Hicks Jenkins talks about hiding his true self in his art; Karen Fisch presents her jukebox musical Rebel Dyke.

Feb
10
Sun
OUTing the Past Festival LGBT+ History month guided tour @ People’s History Museum @ People's History Museum
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

PHM is once again the Manchester hub for OUTing the Past, the nationwide festival of LGBT history. Join this guided tour of PHM’s main galleries and discover how the history of gender and sexuality has been affected by society, politics and activism over the past 200 years.

Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre; a major event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy

LGBT History Month Screening – The Miseducation of Cameron Post @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm
LGBT History Month Screening - The Miseducation of Cameron Post @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment centre called God’s Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.

Cert 15.

FREE ENTRANCE

“First Rumours”: The Peter Tatchell Play @ Peoples History Museum
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
"First Rumours": The Peter Tatchell Play @ Peoples History Museum

Join us for a free first glimpse of a new play by PHM’s award winning Playwright in Residence Stephen M Hornby.

The play focusses on Peter Tatchell’s contested candidacy for the Labour Party in London in the early 1980s, which saw the biggest voter swing in modern political history following an extremely homophobic campaign.

After this rehearsed reading there will be a Q&A with Peter Tatchell, facilitated by LGBT activist and historian Paul Fairweather.

LGBT+ History Month Worship Service @ St David's Uniting Church, Pontypridd
Feb 10 @ 10:45 pm
LGBT+ History Month Worship Service @ St David's Uniting Church, Pontypridd

To mark LGBT+ history month, St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd will be welcoming Stonewall’s Gay Role Model of the Year, Ray Vincent, to share his story and lead our reflections.

Feb
11
Mon
What The Hell is Non-Binary? @ Attenborough Film Theatre
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
What The Hell is Non-Binary? @ Attenborough Film Theatre

A light-hearted look at what it means to have a non-binary gender identity, why you should know about it, with Jack David. There will be a presentation, followed by a Q&A session.
This will be split into two sessions: 12.30-1.30pm and 2.00-3.00pm.

Gender, Sex and Sport, Talk by Ted Coward @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Gender, Sex and Sport, Talk by Ted Coward @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Monday 11th, 2:30-4:30pm, room 2.5

From “kicking homophobia out of football” to rainbow laces, most of us will be aware of LGBT+ activism in sport, but these campaigns often neglect some of the most marginalised among us.

Ted Coward, from Durham University LGBT+ Association and NUS LGBT+ committee, will be talking about the issues that trans, non binary and intersex athletes face both within and outside of a university context. Ted’s talk will be followed by a discussion about some of the pressing issues LGBT+ athletes face today and what we can do going forward.

The event will take place in room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Conversation Corner QTIPOC @ Student's Union, University of Manchester
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Conversation Corner QTIPOC @ Student's Union, University of Manchester

Monday 11th, 4-5:30pm, room 2.2

A safe space for QTIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex People Of Colour) to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in room 2.2 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

LGBT+ Mental Health Support Workshop @ The Space
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LGBT+ Mental Health Support Workshop @ The Space

Find out what support is available to help you look after yourself and your mental health. Supported by Hate Crime Awareness.

Mental Health Support Workshop @ The Space
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Find out what support is available to help you look after yourself, your mental health and those close to you. Supported by

Hate Crime Awareness.

Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s Photography and Decolonising Queer Art History @ Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This lecture by Dr Greg Salter explores the art of Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-89), a Nigerian-born, British-based photographer. Through his representations of the black queer body, Fani-Kayode’s work combines references to the AIDS crisis, the gay leather scene, Yoruba spirit possession, and histories of slavery. This lecture considers how Fani-Kayode brings these disparate elements together and how this might reshape narratives of queer British art history.

Greg Salter is lecturer in art history at the University of Birmingham. He is completing his first book Art And Masculinity In Post-War Britain: Reconstructing Home (Bloomsbury), and is in the early stages of a new project on queer British art history and decolonisation.

Feb
12
Tue
LGBT+ Personal Histories Panel @ Council Suite, Fielding Johnson Building
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBT+ Personal Histories Panel @ Council Suite, Fielding Johnson Building

This panel discussion will focus on the personal histories of individuals identifying with any strand of LGBT+. The conversation will be led by the Chairs of the LGBT+ Staff Forum who, by sharing their own backgrounds, can draw out personal and shared experiences from the panel and the audience. Come along to this event to be moved, humoured, educated and enlightened. Speakers on the panel include creator of LGBT+ History Month Sue Sanders, Ian Cameron (UNITE), Prof. Dave Clarke and others.

Booking necessary, please book your place here.

Bar Wotever 12th February with Kemah Bob! @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm

A night of queer cabaret, comedy, drag and music with community news and a talk by Gendered Intelligence!

Drastik Measures is Starkers at The Glory @ The Glory
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drastik Measures is Starkers at The Glory @ The Glory

2019 heralds 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York that kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement. This LGBT History Month, aptly themed ‘Peace, Reconciliation, Activism’, we bring you a series of life drawing events celebrating the advent of Pride, continuing with Drastik Measures as Starkers at The Glory.

Drastik is Reconciliation. Modelling nude, she will be channeling the essence of those early disco divas who proved anyone can be anything, and everyone is beautiful, on the dark, divine dance floor.

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by Great Art. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

Pub doors 5pm. 18+.

HistoryHit Live @ The British Academy
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In this special Valentine’s Day edition of History Hit LIVE, Dan Snow is joined by special guests for an exploration of love and romance across the ages. Chris Laoutaris will discuss Shakespeare and love, while Laura Doan will explore female homosexuality in World War One and Two. Come and spend an evening with historians, history fans, and anyone in the mood for amour.

A Deal With The Universe – Exeter Phoenix Film Screening @ Exeter Phoenix
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm
A Deal With The Universe - Exeter Phoenix Film Screening @ Exeter Phoenix

Documentary A Deal With The Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker’s debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason’s incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner’s life. This film is groundbreaking in terms of its intimate insights into gender identity and new parenthood. This is a special preview screening and will include a post-screening Q&A with director Jason Barker.

Laugh It OUT! @ The Gallery Cafe
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Laugh It OUT! @ The Gallery Cafe

Comedy Event for LGBT History Month

Chloe Petts of The LOL Word Presents Laugh It OUT

In aid of ELOP and The Outside Project

SOUTH LONDON GAYS’ MEETING @ The Bread and Roses pub (Garden Bar)
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SOUTH LONDON GAYS' MEETING @ The Bread and Roses pub (Garden Bar)

Sex Education, Past and Present : When CHE and GLF started their campaigns in the early 70s to get the subject of homosexuality into schools, little did they know the minefield they were stepping into.  For nearly 150 years ‘sex education’ had been a battleground in the war fought between the permissive progressives and the prohibiting reactionaries. Peter Scott-Presland charts the story of the great battles around the issues of sex education – battles for which at least one person paid with her life.

Feb
13
Wed
[title of show] @ Above The Stag Theatre
Feb 13 – Mar 10 all-day
[title of show] @ Above The Stag Theatre

A musical comedy about writing a musical comedy!

Jeff and Hunter have just three weeks to write a musical! So they recruit some friends and pull off the impossible, getting selected for a prestigious musical theatre festival. But that’s when the egos start to clash, and everything begins to unravel…

Drag Queen Storytime @ West Norwood Library @ West Norwood Library
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am

Drag Queen Story Time is where fairy tales come to life. Presented by real Queens. This event will capture the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood.

By providing spaces in which kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions, DQST allows children to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish. Where dress up is real.

With songs, arts and crafts and storytime – there’s fun to be had for all ages. It’s a standard storytime, with a bit of extra glitter.

“Our History is Your History”: Celebrating LGBT+ equality, diversity and inclusion in Southwark @ Yalding Healthy Living Centre
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
"Our History is Your History": Celebrating LGBT+ equality, diversity and inclusion in Southwark @ Yalding Healthy Living Centre

Delivered by older LGBT+ trainers and facilitators from Opening Doors London, this half-day workshop, delivered free of charge as part of national LGBT+ History Month, celebrates the lives of older LGBT+ people, and explores the health and social care challenges faced by the local LGBT+ community as they approach older age.

 Be briefed on 50 years of LGBT+ social history and criminalisation that shaped lives
 Hear first-hand real-life stories of growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans
 Get the latest research into LGBT+ demographics, and LGBT+ community issues
 Understand the particular health and social care needs of older LGBT+ people
 Take away free resources, video links and good-practice guides to share with friends, family, work colleagues and social networks

LGBT Collections in the Mass Observation Archive @ The Keep
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LGBT Collections in the Mass Observation Archive @ The Keep

To coincide with LGBT History Month, Jessica Scantlebury will lead a workshop highlighting the Mass Observation Archive’s LGBT collections, including the National Lesbian and Gay Survey (NLGS). The NLGS was launched in 1986 by Kenneth Barrow who, inspired by his membership of the writing panel for the Mass Observation Project, sought to collect autobiographical reports from gay men and women. Find out more about this collection, and others held by the Mass Observation Archive, in a hands-on session about everyday life for LGBT people in 1990s Britain.

accessibility in lgbtq+ spaces: workshop by Kate Foy @ room LG1, Students' Union
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
accessibility in lgbtq+ spaces: workshop by Kate Foy @ room LG1, Students' Union

An interactive workshop focussing on the reasons why LGBTQ+ events may be inaccessible, obvious and less obvious things to consider when planning events and communicating with membership, as well as a discussion on ableism and the forms it can take.

The event will take place in Basement 1 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the lower-ground floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Being out in the Work-place: networks, support and changing attitudes over time @ University of Birmingham Strathcona building Lecture Theatre 7
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hear from and chat with a panel of students and staff at various stages of their careers about being out in our sexual and gender identities in our workplaces, the challenges that this has brought and the role and value of employer based support networks.

Conversation Corner Disabled LGBTQ+ people @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 13 @ 5:31 pm – 7:31 pm
Conversation Corner Disabled LGBTQ+ people @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Wednesday 13th, 5:30-7:30pm, room 2.2

A safe space for disabled LGBTQ+ people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face. (Note: “disability” includes chronic illness, mental health, neurodiversity, and both visible and invisible disabilities.)

The event will take place in room 2.2 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Changing Tides: Trans journeys together – as parents, allies, advocates @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Changing Tides: Trans journeys together - as parents, allies, advocates @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University

Susie Green CEO of Mermaids UK and Dame Katherine Grainger, Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University in conversation on the current situation for young people and their families in the context of societal and personal attitudes and media debates on trans rights, gender non-conformity and the roles of parents and allies.

OUTing the past, OUT in the Archives @ Bishopsgate Institute
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm
OUTing the past, OUT in the Archives @ Bishopsgate Institute

Hear from speakers on a range of LGBTQ+ subjects, and explore the queer histories that can be found in the Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives at this special event.

Speakers

Sue Sanders, Professor Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute, founder of LGBT History Month and Chair of Schools OUT.

Natasha Walker, Better Connected – The History of Switchboard

Stuart Feather, Mary McIntosh: Britain’s Leading Feminist 1936-2013

Lisa Power, Founding Stonewall – What Happened

Stuart Milk, The Harvey Milk Foundation and its Work

This event is part of OUTing the Past, an initiative run by OUT UK during LGBT History Month

Wednesday 13 February 2019
18:45 – 21:30
Free but ticketed

Film screening: Miseducation of Cameron Post @ Attenborough Film Theatre
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film screening: Miseducation of Cameron Post @ Attenborough Film Theatre

Come along to a free film screening of the Miseducation of Cameron Post; Desiree Akhavan’s drama tracking the doubts and defiance of a teenager sent to a gay conversion facility in 90s Montana.

“The Adhesion of Love” @ ALRA North - Wigan
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
"The Adhesion of Love" @ ALRA North - Wigan

The extraordinary true story of how an architect’s assistant from Bolton crossed the Atlantic in 1891 to meet visionary queer American poet, Walt Whitman. This new play offers a startling new insight into Whitman in his bicentennial year. The writer, Stephen M Hornby, is a multi-award winner. His last play, The Burnley Bugger’s Ball, gained 5 star reviews. Stephen was awarded the 2018 WINGS by the Swedish International Lesbian & Gay Culture Network for his short film Unchechen.

Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy @ Centre for Active Learning, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy @ Centre for Active Learning, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire

Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy
Talk for LGBT History Month 2019 by Dr Justin Bengry, Goldsmiths, University of London.

History surrounds us. Across mass media, digital spaces, and the built environment, public history is a key site for making history both inside and outside the academy – and for making history accessible to the widest audience. Queer History is no different. Drawing on my experiences of working on major queer public history projects, including Historic England’s Pride of Place and Chanel 4’s Convicted for Love, this talk will explore first-hand the challenges and opportunities of doing queer public history. Our efforts as public historians are only ever partly about the past. They hold incredible resonance and importance in the present by highlighting long histories of gender and sexual diversity, struggle, and community building. Queer public history is important and it is urgent.

Prices
Admission for non-members – £3.00
Members and Students – Free.
Yearly Membership – £15

Everyone is Welcome

Location
Francis Close Hall

Film Screening: The 34th @ Irish Cultural Centre
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm

Spanning a decade that culminated in the 34th amendment to the Irish constitution, Linda Cullen and Vanessa Gildea’s IFTA-nominated documentary feature follows the founders and members of the Marriage Equality organisation, as they campaigned for the extension of civil marriage to same-sex couples.

The 34th captures this impassioned and poignant journey from Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan’s pivotal KAL case and the emotional love story behind it, through the ardent grassroots campaign, to the historic yes vote which took place on May 22nd, 2015.

Through revealing interviews and archive material, campaigners share the strategising, fierce battles, sheer hard graft and moving personal stories behind the compelling and all-consuming campaign.

The screening will be followed by a social get-together at the bar with some wine and beer laid on.

Quentin Crisp Naked Hope @ Artrix
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Quentin Crisp Naked Hope @ Artrix

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit.

Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the powerful philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.

This much-acclaimed solo play, following a UK tour and off-West End season, shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea flat in the 1960s, and in his final years in his adopted New York.

Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your real self…no matter what they say.

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women).
markfarrelly.co.uk

Feb
14
Thu
Queering the Archives @ Glamorgan Archives
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Queering the Archives @ Glamorgan Archives

FREE training opportunity

Based around the development of ‘Queering Glamorgan: A Research Guide to Sources for the Study of LGBT History’, this session will instruct participants in recognising, and searching for, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) content in historic material.

By the end of the course participants will have an understanding of the complex language used to identify LGBT people and events in the archival record, and how to publicise that content. They will be able to set up research projects in their own institutions and oversee volunteers/staff undertaking projects to identify LGBT content.

Training will be facilitated by LGBT Researcher & Writer Norena Shopland

Queering the whitworth Tour @ The Whitworth
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm
Queering the whitworth Tour @ The Whitworth

In celebration of LGBT History Month, we will be starting a series of tours that explore the history of diversity and same sex desire in our collection.

These tours are free

Our initial weekly tours in February will start at 6 pm and last 45 minutes, taking in works that are on display and from our stores.

Please meet us at the Parkside entrance to begin the tour.

Deptford Heritage Festival Production and staging LGBTQ civil rights play #Liberty @ Zion Baptist Chapel
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
Deptford Heritage Festival Production and staging LGBTQ civil rights play  #Liberty @ Zion Baptist Chapel

Deptford Heritage Festival from 1-28 Delighted to be staging the little known but true story of Kath Duncan and how the LGBTQ and Civil rights movement was fought and won in 1930s Britain that laid the ground work for The National Council of Civil Liberties ( Liberty ) Play is 14 shows from 14 ( Valentines day) -28 February 2019. Tickets make great gifts at £15 with @seetickets & @ticketsauce NOW

Documentary screening: Mr Gay Syria @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Documentary screening: Mr Gay Syria @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University

Mr Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and the harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to pieces?

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Reverend Kate Harford, Ecumenical Chaplain at Oxford Brookes University, and Zayna Ratty, Integrative Hypno-Psychotherapist and Joint Chair/Co-Ordinator of LGBTQIA+ Mental Health charity Oxford Friend. Kate and Zayna are currently working on a project in Oxford to provide space for those who are seeking asylum, who identify as LGBTQ+ to facilitate a peer support community within safe confidential spaces.

Unclandestine Valentine – Poetry Open Mic @ St. Nicholas Bar and Grill
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Unclandestine Valentine - Poetry Open Mic @ St. Nicholas Bar and Grill

The fabulous Liz Lefroy will compere. An evening/open mic of LGBTQ+ poetry.

The theme is Valentine’s – all things romance related

Guest performance by Lucy Aphramor “the literary lovechild of Allen Ginsberg and Jeanette Winterson: (Broadway Baby)

For LGBTQ folk and friends. Benefit night for SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination), ticket by donation on the door. No need to register – just turn up!

Feb
15
Fri
Text Artefact Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century @ St Mary's University / Strawberry Hill House
Feb 15 – Feb 16 all-day
Text Artefact Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century @ St Mary's University / Strawberry Hill House

This conference will bring together scholars and curators from the disciplines of Literature, Cultural History, Art and Architectural History, and Heritage to investigate LGBTQ perspectives on the “long” eighteenth century, and features keynotes from Walpole’s biographer, George Haggerty, and Matthew Reeve, who has written extensively on Gothic architecture, sexuality & aesthetics.

Hosted in partnership with Horace Walpole’s Gothic villa at Strawberry Hill in west London, the conference will complement a major exhibition taking place October 2018-February 2019, ‘The Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill’, which will bring together, for the first time since 1842, masterpieces from Walpole’s collection. There will be an opportunity to visit the exhibition during the conference.

Confirmed speakers
Matthew Reeve (Queen’s University, Canada)
George Haggerty (University of California, Riverside)
Alison Oram (Leeds Beckett University)
Ulf R Hansson (University of Texas at Austin)
Daniel Orrells (Kings College London)
Maurice Howard (University of Sussex)
We invite papers exploring any aspect of queer history, culture, heritage and writing of the ‘long’ eighteenth century; there will be a particular but not exclusive focus on Horace Walpole and his circle. Please see the full Call for Papers below.

The conference will take place in the beautiful Georgian and Victorian Gothic rooms of Strawberry Hill, and there will be a formal dinner in Strawberry Hill House.

Drag Queen Storytime @ Clapham Library @ Clapham Library
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am

Drag Queen Story Time is where fairy tales come to life. Presented by real Queens. This event will capture the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood.

By providing spaces in which kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions, DQST allows children to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish. Where dress up is real.

With songs, arts and crafts and storytime – there’s fun to be had for all ages. It’s a standard storytime, with a bit of extra glitter.

who are the older lesbians? by Jane Traies @ Room 2.5, Students' Union
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
who are the older lesbians? by Jane Traies @ Room 2.5, Students' Union

Do you know any older lesbians?

Have you ever noticed how LGBTQ+ spaces can be young and when we talk about older LGBTQ+ people we most of the time mean about older men?

If you’re interested in learning more about the older women of our community, join us on this interactive workshop with Jane Traies, an older lesbian, dedicating her research on the experiences of older lesbians.

The event will take place in Room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show @ Jerwood Gallery
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Bird la Bird's Travelling Queer People's History Show @ Jerwood Gallery

Bird la Bird’s Travelling Queer People’s History Show showcases hidden queer histories beneath some of the UK’s best known museums and galleries, an outrageous exploration which blurs the lines between comedy and performance art.
Portrait of Bird © Sarah Jane Moon

The Berto Pasuka Lecture and BlackOut Friday Late @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Berto Pasuka Lecture and BlackOut Friday Late @ National Portrait Gallery

BlackOut UK, the community-owned media platform by and for Black queer men, invites you to join us for the inaugural Berto Pasuka Lecture, Fri 15th Feb 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery.

The lecture, given by singer/songwriter, and art historian, David McAlmont, is the centrepiece of a BlackOut UK ‘takeover’ of the National Portrait Gallery that will include classical and contemporary music and dance performances and will give you a chance to meet us, and to hear more about BlackOut and its new arts prize.

Outreach youth LGBT History Month Event @ The Think Tank
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Outreach youth LGBT History Month Event @ The Think Tank

Join us for our young people’s social action project celebrating LGBT History Month and their activism plans for 2019/2020.

RSVP on info@outreachyouth.org.uk

PRIDE – Film Screening @ Hounslow Civic Centre @ Council Chamber
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story set in the summer of 1984 when the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families.

Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.

As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Concessions are available at a cost.

All procedes will be donated to the West London LGBT Forum to support Hate Crime work.

The Berto Pasuka Lecture 2019: Portrait of a Black Queer Briton by David McAlmont @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Berto Pasuka Lecture 2019: Portrait of a Black Queer Briton by David McAlmont @ National Portrait Gallery

BlackOut UK & The National Portrait Gallery Present:
The Inaugural Berto Pasuka Lecture & Prize Launch.

Celebrated as one of the most exquisite voices in British music, vocalist and songwriter David McAlmont marks 25 years of international artistic contributions and achievements by giving an illuminating overview of his career and more recent historical academic research and achievements focused on extraordinary people who challenged conventions of sexuality and gender both in their lives and in the places they created and inhabited.

The Pasuka Lecture and Prize, named in honour of the pioneering dancer, choreographer, Jamaican migrant to Britain, and Black gay man, Berto Pasuka (1911-1963), celebrate pioneering contributions to the arts. The Lecture and Prize honour and celebrate creative work that unapologetically confronts and challenges conventional narratives around race and sexuality that amplify the existence of voices too often hidden and unheard in cultural spaces. The appointment as Chair of the Prize Panel and the invitation to give the Inaugural Pasuka Lecture crystallises David’s collaborative work with BlackOut UK to amplify the presence of Black Queer people in cultural spaces.

Feb
16
Sat
Pink Proms @ Normansfield Theatre
Feb 16 all-day
Pink Proms @ Normansfield Theatre

Free musical event performed by the London Gay Symphonic Winds and compared by comedian Cally Beaton in celebration of LGBT History Month

LGBT+ Talks: Living with Prejudice @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Come and Join PLUS, Stockport Libaries and Nexus as we hear from people about real life experience from the LGBT+ Community.

Starting at 11:30am – Paul from the George House Trust will be talking and answering questions about positive living with HIV

Starting at 1:00pm – Jen from Biphoria will discuss issues facing Bisexuals in the UK and the support that is available.

Starting at 2:30pm – Trans Manchester will be talking about what it is to be Trans and the struggles they face.

OUTing the Past Festival The Higgins Bedford Hub @ The Higgins Bedford
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm
OUTing the Past Festival The Higgins Bedford Hub @ The Higgins Bedford | England | United Kingdom

The Higgins Bedford is very excited to be hosting its 2nd OUTing the Past Festival as a hub venue. We have a dynamic range of speakers on a wide range of themes on our Festival date of Saturday 16th February. We would like to introduce our speakers and their themes, who are Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler of Living Histories Cymru presenting ‘ “The oldest New Woman and her incorrigible Welsh friend”; Miss Frances Power Cobbe and Miss Mary Charlotte Lloyd in conversation’, Sacha Coward of The National Maritime Museum presenting ‘Mermaids: A Twist In The Tale’, Kate Hutchinson presenting ‘Are we nearly there yet’ on the history and context of Trans-rights; and Peter Scott-Presland presenting ‘What shall we tell the children?’ on the history and controversy regarding sex education in schools. Everyone welcome!

A Lesbian Life/Invisible Women – Films + Q&A @ The Hive
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
A Lesbian Life/Invisible Women - Films + Q&A @ The Hive

A very special double-bill: Invisible Women & A Lesbian Life: Outing the 70s & 80s

The first of two half-hour films plus discussion

Invisible Women: Angela and Luchia have spent the last half a century fighting for their rights— and yours. They revolutionised the lives of thousands of women and yet no record of them exists. Theirs is a story that risks disappearing from history – until now. Invisible Women tells the incredible story of these pioneers, from running out on a lobotomy to starting the Gay Liberation Front in the north, from rocking with the Northern Women’s Rock Liberation Band to taking on Margaret Thatcher and Section 28. Both Angela and Luchia will be joining us.

A Lesbian Life: Outing the 70s & 80s: A unique filmed-interview with Amanda Russell who will be joining us, along with film-producer Janet Jones for some after-screening discussion. Amanda was Manager of Gays the Word bookshop in London at the time it was raided by HM Customs who seized imported books that they deemed ‘obscene’. This was 1984 and the bookshop Directors were charged with conspiracy – but we won’t spoil it – come and find out what happened next.

Amanda and Film-make Janet Jones will both be joining us.

The discussion

Alongside Angela, Luchia, Amanda and Janet will be Frankie Green in a discussion Chaired by Sue Gorbing from Shrewsbury LGBT History.

Frankie was a ’60s activist in the anti-apartheid and anti-Vietnam war movements, and the 1970s Gay Liberation Front and the Women’s Liberation Movement. She played drums in two early feminist groups before working in the Sisterwrite collective, volunteering at Lesbian Line and campaigning against Clause 28 in the 80s. Recent activism includes anti-pinkwashing protests with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Frankie has also set up an archive documenting feminist music-making in the UK Women’s Liberation Movement https://womensliberationmusicarchive.co.uk

Polari – The Lost Language of Gay Men @ Bishopsgate Institute
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men @ Bishopsgate Institute

Polari was a form of language spoken mainly by British gay men in the first half of the 20th century. Homosexuality was illegal in the UK, so Polari acted as a secret code, enabling gay men to communicate with one another. In the first hour of this course you will listen to audio clips of people speaking Polari, learn about its origins, the people who spoke it, the reasons why Polari eventually died out and the chances of it returning. The second hour comprises a language class where you will be taught basic skills in speaking Polari through a series of exercises.

This course / event is part of our programme of activities marking LGBT History Month 2019.

Feb
17
Sun
LGBT History Month Screening – Pride @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Cert 15

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Story Slam: Queer (LGBT Special) @ The Wardrobe Theatre
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Story Slam: Queer (LGBT Special) @ The Wardrobe Theatre

This February we have our annual special edition of Story Slam as part of LGBT History Month! This year our theme will be Queer. As always we especially welcome stories from people within the the LGBT community! But of course anyone is welcome to come tell a story. <3

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Story Slam is where you can hear people's amazing true stories told live on stage. All stories are told by volunteers from the audience. Put your name in the hat for a chance to tell a story, or just come along and enjoy everyone else's!

Story Slam is held on the third Sunday of the month at the Wardrobe Theatre. Box Office opens at 1.15pm and the shows starts at 2.00pm.

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TICKETS
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Ticket can be purchased through the Tobacco Factory website: https://www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/shows/story-slam-february/

£5 Concessionary price (students, OAPs, unemployed, low-wage, etc.)
£8 Full price

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HOW IT WORKS
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1.15pm: STAMPING
The theatre box office opens from 1.15pm to begin issuing stamps which act as entrance tickets to the show. If you purchased a ticket beforehand online, just quote the name that you used to purchase your tickets and get issued your stamp! If there are any tickets available on the day these can be purchased from the box office.

1.30pm: DOORS OPEN
Doors open at 1.30pm and you can show your stamp to be let into the theatre! If you would like to tell a story on stage, or submit an anonymous short story, just fill in the relevant slips that can be found in the theatre. (Make sure to read these carefully) If not, just grab a drink, take a seat and wait for the show to begin.

2.00pm – 4.30pm: SHOW TIME
We pull names from the hat and whoever’s name is pulled tells us a true story from their life! We laugh, we cry, we drink, we have another one! (20 minute interval at around 3pm)

4.30pm: AFTER SHOW
The Wardrobe Theatre is attached to the lovely Old Market Assembly which is the perfect place for a pint or Sunday lunch, and after the slam people tend to hang around at the bar, have a drink, chat with storytellers and hear stories people didn't get a chance to tell on stage.

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STORY RULES
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Stories must follow a few simple rules. The rules are not meant to be restricting, but are there to ensure we get to hear as many awesome stories as possible. If you’re unsure about anything just drop us a message or ask a volunteer on the day.

• They have to be true
• They must be told in 5 minutes.
• They must be *stories*. No rants, stand-up routines or monologues. We want a beginning, middle and end, and some change and conflict to occur.
• They need to be genuinely 1st person. You should be a major player in the story and we want to hear your perspective.
• Told with no notes or props. This is about the good ol’ fashioned storytelling. Tell it to us like we're round a campfire, or at a sleepover.

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CONTENT WARNINGS
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In the interest of making the story slam a safer and more comfortable place, we give people the option of putting content warnings before their stories. Details of how to do this can be found on the name slips. We read them out before each story and give people a chance to leave the room. If you do want to leave the theatre at any time please feel free! The Old Market Assembly is a comfy place to hang out and sells a variety of wonderful cakes and lovely roast dinners.

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SAFER SPACES
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We work hard at Story Slam to try and create a place where people feel safe and comfortable to share stories. We're continually trying to make our events better places to be and our aim is to hear stories that we don’t get to hear anywhere else. We want to make Story Slam better than the world around it. So to help us achieve this, we have our own safer spaces policy. Feel free to have a read at the link below! 🙂
http://www.storyslam.co.uk/safer-spaces/

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ACCESSIBILITY
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We want our events to be as accessible as possible. The venue has full step free access to the theatre and the stage. However, if you need to use it please let us know (via Facebook message) beforehand as we need a member of staff to open side doors etc.

You can also check out our photo album for details on the step free access, feel free to message us with any further questions: http://bit.ly/2eY8oR4

If there’s anything else we can do to make the event more accessible to you, let us know and we’ll try our best!

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AGE LIMIT
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Story Slam has no age limit, however the spontaneous nature of the show means that profanity and adult themes are to be expected. It is left to the guardian to choose if a child is mature enough to attend.

Service to Celebrate LGBT History Month @ St Bride’s Church @ St Bride's Church
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm
Service to Celebrate LGBT History Month @ St Bride's Church @ St Bride's Church

You are invited on Sunday 17th February to our regular Communion Service for Liverpool’s LGBTQIA+ Community, friends and family 6.30pm at St Brides Liverpool. Refreshments served from 6pm.

This month as we do each year, we’re celebrating LGBT History Month, the annual commemoration of the lives and achievements of LGBT people. Join us for a communion service as we remember 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and Phil Johnson shares stories from his 50 years of LGBT activism as a gay man and the impact his spirituality had on his work & life.

Look forward to seeing you!

Everyone is welcome at Open Table. Open Table is an LGBTQIA+ affirming Christian community which aims to create a safe and supportive place for you to explore your faith and what this might mean for your own spiritual journey. No matter who you are, where you’ve come from, or where your journey may take you, you will find a welcome.

50 Years Legal – Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival screening @ The Old Market Hall Cinema
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
50 Years Legal - Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival screening @ The Old Market Hall Cinema

Simon Napier-Bell (previously manager of The Yardbirds, T Rex and George Michael) has gathered together some of our nations much loved personalities including Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Elton John, Matt Lucas, Stephen K. Amos and Stephen Fry, to make a documentary of historical and personal accounts that relate to key landmarks in the landscape of LGBT culture.

Simon Napier-Bell (2017) UK 1h 17m
Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Elton John, Stephen Fry

Feb
18
Mon
My life in North Wales @ Rhyl Library
Feb 18 @ 2:30 pm

A talk by Jenny-Anne Bishop OBE about being Transgender in North Wales and its historical culture of Gender diversity.

conversation corner trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people @ Room 1.6, Students' Union
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
conversation corner trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people @ Room 1.6, Students' Union

A safe space for trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in Room 1.6 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

#WeAreTheBlackCap: Four Years Fighting – a retrospective photography exhibition with talks and films @ Castlehaven Community Association
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm
#WeAreTheBlackCap: Four Years Fighting - a retrospective photography exhibition with talks and films @ Castlehaven Community Association

#WeAreTheBlackCap – Four years fighting: a retrospective photography exhibition, talks and films. Curated by Peter Herbert from the Arts Project and Chris Barlow & Michael Chan from Outings in Art.

The Black Cap, London’s legendary LGBTQ+ pub and cabaret venue, has been a haven and centre of queer life and culture since the early 1960s. In April 2015 it was suddenly closed to be turned into luxury flats. For nearly four years since then, then #WeAreTheBlackCap grassroots campaign has campaigned for the venue to re-open, successfully resisting numerous attempts to repurpose the building and maintaining a colourful and noisy presence outside the Black Cap nearly every Saturday since the closure.

This small exhibition looks back at the campaign so far, with a selection of lively photographs from the last four years plus talks and short films about what has been called the country’s most visible LGBTQ+ campaign.

Short Films & A History of Lesbian Politics and Psychiatry talk @ The Dragon Café @ The Dragon Café
Feb 18 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Short Films & A History of Lesbian Politics and Psychiatry talk @ The Dragon Café @ The Dragon Café

Celebrating LGBT History & Culture @ The Dragon Café

6.15 pm – Award winning shorts including WE LOVE MOSES from Dionne Edwards and JAS by Alice Trueman plus a couple of episodes from her hilarious series ‘Spoon the Prune’. Filmmakers will be in attendance to present and discuss their work.
www.alice-trueman.com
http://www.tengtengfilms.com

7 pm – A History of Lesbian Politics and Psychiatry: how did the emerging lesbian movement challenge the pathologisation of female homosexuality? Talk and discussion with Helen Spandler, Professor of Mental Health Politics, University of Central Lancashire, and Sarah Carr, PhD, Senior Fellow in Mental Health Policy, University of Birmingham, from their research Hidden from History? The psychiatric (mis) treatment of lesbians since the 1950s in England.

FREE! No booking required, just turn up on the night

Fifty Years Legal – Film Screening @ Hounslow Civic Centre ( With Q&A from Simon Napier-Bell) @ Council Chamber
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

This powerful and engaging film was created to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, showing an engaging but informative journey through LGBT history in the UK since 1967 and how changes in politics and social attitudes, for better or worse, have evolved over the subsequent decades.

It charts both the story of the 50-year battle for equal rights and deeply personal accounts from high profile politicians, comedians, actors and others in the public arena. Leading activists and commentators explore the changes that have taken place since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK in 1967 and the influence of gay culture on society.

Simon Napier-Bell established a name for himself in the ‘60s as manager of groups such as The Yardbirds, before going on to manage T Rex, Wham! and George Michael, Boney M, Sinitta and Ultravox, among others.

This screening features a Q&A session after the film with Simon Napier-Bell

To submit your questions please contact Celia.Golden@hounslow.gov.uk.

Questions must be submitted by 12noon, Monday18 February.

Concessions are available at a cost.

All proceeds will be donated to the West London LGBT Forum to support Hate Crime work.

Games Night @ Firebug Bar
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm
Games Night @ Firebug Bar

Head to Firebug Bar for some friendly competitive fun with board games and retro video gaming. Games will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Feb
19
Tue
Shaun Dellenty Book Talk ‘Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion in Schools’ at Cambridge University @ University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
Feb 19 all-day
Shaun Dellenty Book Talk 'Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion in Schools' at Cambridge University @ University of Cambridge Faculty of Education

Shaun Dellenty, a nationally celebrated LGBT inclusion in education advocate and educator who was honoured in 2016 by the U.K. Prime Minister for services to LGBT and education communities has written a ground-breaking book Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT + Inclusion aimed at empowering school leaders, school governors and teachers to facilitate lasting organisational change within their schools in respect of positive LGBT inclusion.

Celebrating Difference is published by Bloomsbury Education in May 2019 and coincides with Shaun’s tenth year of work in the field of LGBT inclusion in education, where he is recognised as breaking new ground, particularly in the primary and faith school sectors.

In 2009 whilst working as a primary school leader and in response to homophobic bullying in his own school he ‘came out’ to his whole school community Shaun was widely reported in the press as being one of the first fully ‘out’ LGBT primary school leaders in the country, inspiring other teaching staff to come out as LGBT . Shaun devised a pioneering LGBT inclusion training and awareness strategy ‘Inclusion For All’ for staff in primary, secondary and faith schools. Shaun’s adopted a multi-layered approach; bringing awareness of LGBT identities across a variety of media, including social media, blogging, news and television.

Find and connect with Shaun at @ShaunDellenty (Twitter)
www.inclusionforall.co.uk (website)
https://www.facebook.com/shaundellentycelebratingdifference/ (Facebook)
This talk is part of the Arts and Creativities Research Group series.

Storytime: Islington’s Pride Celebrate LGBT History Month at Islington Museum @ @Islington Museum
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am

Celebrate LGBT History Month at
Islington Museum! Join us for a free
storytelling session with Dani. Join
Finsbury Fox as he celebrates Islington’s
rich LGBTQ+ heritage. He visits Central
Station, has a football match with
Stonewall FC, joins the first gay rights
demo in Highbury Fields, and so much
more. An interactive under 5’s session exploring local heritage
in a playful and creative way.
£2 donation per child. Please book via
www.islingtonspride.com/events. For more information please
email Lottie.Tempest-Mountford@islington.gov.uk

Islington Pride Family Craft Afternoon @Islington Museum @ Islington Museum
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Islington Pride Family Craft Afternoon @Islington Museum @ Islington Museum

Join us at Islington Museum for our
Islington’s Pride family craft afternoon.
Families of all ages and sizes (under
5’s welcome) are invited to come and
explore our growing LGBTQ+ archive
with artist Ella Phillips. Learn how you
can use history and arts to create a truly
unique representation of your family.
£2 donation per child. Please book via www.islingtonspride.
com/events. For more information please email Lottie.
Tempest-Mountford@islington.gov.uk

120 BPM : Film Screening and Discussion @ Room 2.5, Students' Union
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
120 BPM : Film Screening and Discussion @ Room 2.5, Students' Union

Join us for a chill screening of “120 BPM”, a film about the 1990s Paris AIDS crisis, followed by a discussion (if you’d like to stay for that)!

The event will take place in room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

GPN part of LGBT History Month @ Civil Service Club
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a social networking drink in the Civil Service Club, a stone throw from Trafalgar Square on Tuesday, on the 19th February.

All members have the opportunity, not at all compulsory, to say a few words, if they choose to do so, 2 minutes maximum each but most fit this within 30 seconds
like “Hi, I am J-F and organise events, chat with me after to find out more or if need help with any forthcoming celebration, meeting, incentive, conference and events.” If you would like to say something about the LGBT History Month, please contact jf@gpn.one
Also check our blog https://gaypronet.blogspot.com/2019/01/lgbt-history-month-launch-evening.html for an invitation to the launch of the LGBT History month.

Your name (when you registered) will be on the list at the reception, there is no need to print any confirmation, we are expecting you. Go through the main bar, order your drink(s) in passing, see list here, and join us in the privatised area on the left of the bar.

Not a member yet? join us on www.gpn.one (only £20 a year…)

It is a free event to our contributing and honorary members and they take priority in the bookings: badges are prepared.
Non-members are asked to pay £30 towards the organisation of the evening either in cash or card on arrival, if space allows.

Please share this event on Facebook and Twitter with your friends.

I very much look forward to seeing you then.

With all best wishes,

J-F for GPN

jf@gpn.one
www.gpn.one

96 FESTIVAL LAUNCH @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
96 FESTIVAL LAUNCH @ Omnibus Theatre

This year 96 Festival is launching with an informal conversation between artists, makers, creators, performers, activists, and anyone interested in sharing their viewpoint on the changing landscape of art and LGBTQIA+ issues. How can art enact positive change in our communities?

For our first hangout of the festival, chaired by Omnibus Theatre’s Artistic Director Marie McCarthy, we’re thrilled to welcome founder of UK Black Pride, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah; Board Director of GLAAD and Diva Magazine publisher Linda Riley; actor in The Danish Girl and Colette, Rebecca Root; chair of Stonewall UK, Jan Gooding; Co-founder of Stonewall and former MEP, Lord Michael Cashman; producer of The Cocoa Butter Club – the queer collective celebrating Performers of Colour – Cassie Leon; and writer, producer, podcaster and theatre-maker Nemo Martin.

They’ll explore how queer communities experience divides around class, ability, race and gender and how art can bring us together in shared moments of connection. How can we reinvent queer activism?

The conversation will be facilitated but unscripted. Come to participate in the conversation or just listen and observe, we are open.

After the conversation, artists from 96 Festival’s glittering programme will take to the stage, sharing snippets of dance, theatre, and cabaret as the debate ascends into a late-night party where we encourage further conversation, merrymaking and coming together.

This is a free event; please RSVP below.

96 Festival Launch Party @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
96 Festival Launch Party @ Omnibus Theatre

This year 96 Festival, London’s only queer arts event under one roof, is launching with an informal conversation between artists, makers, creators, performers, activists and anyone interested in sharing their viewpoint on the changing landscape of art and LGBTQIA+ issues. How can art enact positive change in our communities?

For our first hangout of the festival, we’re thrilled to welcome Board Director of GLAAD and Diva Magazine publisher Linda Riley; actor in The Danish Girl and Colette, Rebecca Root; chair of Stonewall UK, Jan Gooding; Co-founder of Stonewall and former MEP, Lord Michael Cashman; producer of The Cocoa Butter Club – the queer collective celebrating Performers of Colour – Cassie Leon; and writer, producer, podcaster and theatre-maker Nemo Martin.

They’ll explore how queer communities experience divides around class, ability, race and gender and how art can bring us together in shared moments of connection. How can we reinvent queer activism? The conversation will be facilitated but unscripted. Come to participate in the conversation or just listen and observe, we are open.

After the conversation, artists from 96 Festival’s glittering programme will take to the stage, sharing snippets of dance, theatre and cabaret as the debate ascends into a late night party where we encourage further conversation, merrymaking and coming together.

Queer Alphabet Soup @ Tate South Lambeth Library @ Tate South Lambeth Library
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Alphabet Soup @ Tate South Lambeth Library @ Tate South Lambeth Library

A series of readings, poetry and performance from literary queer novelists, poets, performance artists and writers. Featuring readings and performances from: Isabel Waidner, Len Lukowski, Julia Bell, Zia Almos Yeshua, Holly Casio, Sogol Sur and Ashley Howard.

TransLondon @ @Gay's The Word
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

TransLondon is a discussion / support
group for people who identify as trans
or who are questioning their gender
identity. February’s TransLondon
meeting will feature a speaker from
Amnesty International who will update
allies and those seeing knowledge of
trans issues. The group was formed
in the winter of 2007 and has been
meeting every third Tuesday of the month at Gays The Word
Bookshop. Free entry. Trans identified / questioning and trans
allies welcome.

Feb
20
Wed
Queer Looks Manchester @ Exhibition Space, Students' Union
Feb 20 all-day
Queer Looks Manchester @ Exhibition Space, Students' Union

Inspired by Brighton Museum’s Queer Looks exhibition, for LGBTQ+ History Month 2019 UoM Students’ Union is holding a 3-day long showcase of outfits and accessories worn by members of the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester that express their queerness.

The event will take place in the Exhibition Space of the Students’ Union, which is located on the ground floor. Seating will be available.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

REPUBLICA @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day
REPUBLICA @ Omnibus Theatre

Presented by Juan Carlos Otero, Keir Cooper and Lola Rueda
In collaboration with Emma Frankland

Republica is an energetic and sexy lament for the untold story of the Spanish Revolution, as seen through the eyes of a stripper, a flamenco dancer and a punk guitarist.

Inspired by the historical events that immediately precede the Spanish Civil War, Republica celebrates the achievements and ideals of The Second Republic (1931-1936). This period represents the most extreme of social and political transitions, from feudal monarchist dictatorship to arguably the most progressive government ever. With the rise of divisive politics across the world, this show promises to forever break The Pact of Forgetting and is a timely examination of the last time the idealist actually won.

Republica is a multi-disciplined and frenetic deconstruction of history brought to you by Juan Carlos Otero, Keir Cooper and Lola Rueda in collaboration with Emma Frankland.

★★★★ The Guardian on Don Quijote
★★★★ “A whirlwind of joyous disintegration” Time Out on Don Quijote

THE MORNING AFTER THE LIFE BEFORE @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day
THE MORNING AFTER THE LIFE BEFORE @ Omnibus Theatre

A groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015 as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?”

Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi award winning, The Morning After The Life Before. A personal, entertaining tale of weddings, ‘coming out’ and arguments over who takes out the bins.

Written by Ann Blake, directed by Paul Meade, performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth, The Morning After The Life Before is a light-hearted, playful telling of a true story. Be prepared for music, cake and equality.

Winner of Best Production, London Ontario Fringe 2017

Winner of The Centaur Award: Best English Language Production, Montreal Fringe 2017

Nomination LGBTQ+ Award, Brighton Fringe 2018

THE ‘OTHER’ FRIENDS OF CLAPHAM COMMON @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
THE 'OTHER' FRIENDS OF CLAPHAM COMMON @ Omnibus Theatre

Presented by And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, HB&Co and Omnibus Theatre

The ‘Other’ Friends of Clapham Common is a new commission by And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, HB&Co and Omnibus Theatre. It is an app-based binaural sound experience that explores some of the past and current histories of Clapham Common as a Cruising ground. The soundtrack takes you on a journey onto Clapham Common while listening to a piece constructed from interviews with people who have and still do use Clapham Common. These memoirs are interweaved with atmospheric surround-soundscapes and include a newly commissioned poem by Gerry Potter. The Other Friends of Clapham Common is about unearthing forgotten or unheard narratives, it is about community and changes in Cruising, it is about being outdoors, technology, public space, and sex.

And What? and HB&Co would like to thank Omnibus Theatre for its support in reaching its local Cruising Community, to David Dandridge for his time and connections, and all other participants/interviewees who have shared their memories and experiences.

To enjoy The Other Friends of Clapham Common merely download the FREE app (www.andwhatfest.com), and at your leisure take a trip to Omnibus Theatre’s box office during its opening hours for further instructions. You will need a phone with the app ready loaded, enough battery and some headphones. Your journey will take no longer than 1 hour, but remember it will take you outside, so wear suitable clothing!

Usually available daily 10-1800 during Omnibus opening hours (please check Omnibus Theatre website for hours).

Out Of The Closet Tours @ Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Out Of The Closet Tours @ Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours about Workhouse objects relating to Queer history as part of the Kick The Dust Norfolk project supported by HLF- free with normal museum entry

Out of the Closet Tours @ Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Museum
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Out of the Closet Tours @ Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Museum

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours about Workhouse objects relating to Queer history as part of the Kick The Dust Norfolk project supported by HLF- free with normal museum entry

From Celluloid Comrades to Digital Video Activism: Queer Filmmaking in Postsocialist China by Hongwei Bao @ Attenborough Film Theatre
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
From Celluloid Comrades to Digital Video Activism: Queer Filmmaking in Postsocialist China by Hongwei Bao @ Attenborough Film Theatre

This talk will trace a brief genealogy of queer filmmaking in the contemporary PRC context by introducing key titles and filmmakers. It will also consider how queer films in China critically engage with issues of gender, sexuality, identity and postsocialist politics. Dr Hongwei Bao is Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Nottingham. His research primarily focuses on queer film, community media, and political activism in contemporary China. He is the author of Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China (NIAS Press, 2018).

Futures – A night of new writing (celebrating LGBT history month) @ Islington Museum
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Futures - A night of new writing (celebrating LGBT history month) @ Islington Museum

Join us this LGBT History Month for an exciting evening of new writing from nine queer writers where there will be something for everyone. The evening will be co-hosted by writers Ollie Charles and Shiri Shah from acclaimed author Olumide Popoola’s Futures in The Making collective. Doors open: 6pm for a 6.30pm start with an optional talk on the LGBT archives from 6.15pm. This is a free event. To register for your ticket, visit http://bit.ly/Futures20Feb

“The Adhesion of Love” @ The Martin Harris Centre (John Thaw Studio)
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
"The Adhesion of Love" @ The Martin Harris Centre (John Thaw Studio)

The extraordinary true story of how an architect’s assistant from Bolton crossed the Atlantic in 1891 to meet visionary queer American poet, Walt Whitman. This new play offers a startling new insight into Whitman in his bicentennial year. The writer, Stephen M Hornby, is a multi-award winner. His last play, The Burnley Bugger’s Ball, gained 5 star reviews. Stephen was awarded the 2018 WINGS by the Swedish International Lesbian & Gay Culture Network for his short film Unchechen.

LGBT+ Labour Quiz Night @ The Golden Guinea, Bristol
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Quiz Night and Spoken Word hosted by LGBT+ Labour

Polish Women Writers Past and Present @ Brixton Library @ Brixton Library
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Polish Women Writers Past and Present @ Brixton Library @ Brixton Library

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Narcyza Żmichowska, the first Polish author to write about women’s friendship and sisterhood, education and independence.

Ursula Phillips (translator) will introduce Żmichowska’s controversial novel The Heathen (1846) and then chair a discussion with contemporary poet-translators Anna Błasiak and Maria Jastrzębska on their own recent poetry, on Polish women writers of the past, and on what we might understand by ‘women’s writing’ and ‘lesbian/ queer writing’.

The event will be accompanied by an exhibition of photographs by Lisa Kalloo, which make up the visual aspect of Anna Błasiak’s upcoming collection.

Republica @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 22 @ 8:30 pm
Republica @ Omnibus Theatre

Presented by Juan Carlos Otero, Keir Cooper and Lola Rueda
In collaboration with Emma Franklin
Part of 96 Festival at Omnibus Theatre.
Republica is an energetic and sexy lament for the untold story of the Spanish Revolution, as seen through the eyes of a stripper, a flamenco dancer and a punk guitarist.
Inspired by the historical events that immediately precede the Spanish Civil War, Republica celebrates the achievements and ideals of The Second Republic (1931-1936). This period represents the most extreme of social and political transitions, from feudal monarchist dictatorship to arguably the most progressive government ever. With the rise of divisive politics across the world, this show promises to forever break The Pact of Forgetting and is a timely examination of the last time the idealist actually won.
Republica is a multi-disciplined and frenetic deconstruction of history brought to you by Juan Carlos Otero, Keir Cooper and Lola Rueda in collaboration with Emma Frankland.
★★★★ The Guardian on Don Quijote
★★★★ “A whirlwind of joyous disintegration” Time Out on Don Quijote

THE MORNING AFTER THE LIFE BEFORE @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
THE MORNING AFTER THE LIFE BEFORE @ Omnibus Theatre

A groggy Sunday morning, May 24th, 2015 as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?”

Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning, The Morning After The Life Before. A personal, entertaining tale of weddings, ‘coming out’ and arguments over who takes out the bins.

Written by Ann Blake, directed by Paul Meade, performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth, The Morning After The Life Before is a light-hearted, playful telling of a true story. Be prepared for music, cake, and equality.

Winner of Best Actress (Lucia Smyth) and Best Director (Paul Meade) | Origin First Irish Festival, New York, 2019

Winner of Best Production | London Ontario Fringe 2017

Winner of The Centaur Award: Best English Language Production | Montreal Fringe 2017

Nomination LGBTQ+ Award | Brighton Fringe 2018

Nominated for Best Production, Best Playwright (Ann Blake) and Best Actress (Ann Blake) | Origin First Irish Festival, New York, 2019

Life Drawing Late @ The Paxton Centre
Feb 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Life Drawing Late @ The Paxton Centre

2019 heralds 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York that kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement. This LGBT History Month, aptly themed ‘Peace, Reconciliation, Activism’, we bring you a series of life drawing events celebrating the advent of Pride, continuing with a special Life Drawing Late. Theme, Activism.

The nude life model will be inspired by personalities who protested against institutional homophobia and fought discrimination with placards, marches and raised voices.

Join us for a life drawing event supreme!

Materials provided, kindly sponsored by Great Art. Get 20% off further materials when you book with us online (conditions apply).

Feb
21
Thu
LGBT Talks and Conversations @PositiveEast @ Positive East
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
LGBT Talks and Conversations @PositiveEast @ Positive East

In celebration of LGBT History Month please join us on Thursday the 21st of February for an inspiring day of talks, workshops and conversations. Free lunch provided! Featured speakers include:

Joanne Lockwood: Founder and CEO of “SEE Change Happen”, an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Practice specialising in providing Transgender Awareness to organisations and businesses. Joanna’s mantra is Smile, Engage and Educate and she passionately believe that “people are people” and no matter who they are, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Hilary Cooke: Founder and CEO of Medway Gender & Sexual Diversity Centre an organisation providing access to services for LGBT, non-binary, intersex and those who are questioning their sexuality and gender. Hilary is also Chair/Director at the South East Gender Initiative.

Diana James: Criminal Justice System and Domestic Abuse worker and Image-Based Sexual Abuse Specialist and Kick-Ass Fierce Femme. Diana’s views presented at the workshop are her own and build on years of creating, working for, and supporting, the LGBTQIA+ community.

Family Photograph @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Family Photograph @ National Portrait Gallery

Join artist Anthony Luvera to create a photographic portrait to take home celebrating your family, inspired by portraits in the Collection.

Find this activity in Room 5.

Activity part of Rainbow Family Day, in celebration of LGBT History Month. Bring your family and friends to enjoy free activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) history and people in the Collection. Everyone welcome.

Rainbow Family Day @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rainbow Family Day @ National Portrait Gallery

Enjoy activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBTQI people in the Collection, in celebration of LGBT History Month.

We Are Family @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
We Are Family @ National Portrait Gallery

Decorate your own tote bag to take away! Join artist Sadie Lee to make colourful statements about what family means to you.

Find this activity in the Education Studio.

Activity part of Rainbow Family Day, in celebration of LGBT History Month. Bring your family and friends to enjoy free activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) history and people in the Collection. Everyone welcome.

Author Talk: Juno Dawson @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Author Talk: Juno Dawson @ National Portrait Gallery

Join multi award winning author Juno Dawson as she talks about her career and work including This Book is Gay and The Gender Games.

Limited spaces, tickets available from Rainbow Family Day welcome desk. BSL interpreted.

Followed by a book signing in Gallery Book Shop, please note – no step free access available.

Activity part of Rainbow Family Day, in celebration of LGBT History Month. Bring your family and friends to enjoy free activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) history and people in the Collection. Everyone welcome.

Drag Queen Story Time @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drag Queen Story Time @ National Portrait Gallery

Join Drag Queen performer Topsie Redfern at a story time session in the Gallery. Particularly suitable for under 5s.

Find this activity in Room 31.

Activity part of Rainbow Family Day, in celebration of LGBT History Month. Bring your family and friends to enjoy free activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) history and people in the Collection. Everyone welcome.

Queering the History of Science: narrative, science and non-conformity @ LSE
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm
Queering the History of Science: narrative, science and non-conformity @ LSE

In what ways do our ideas about science, what it is, how it works, and who does it, need to change in recognition of LGBTQ+ lives?

In recognition of exciting and important developments, and with the aim of directly bringing them to broader audiences, this lunchtime lecture invites you to engage with scholars currently exploring and integrating these questions.

Speakers:
Ellie Armstrong
Ross Brooks
Michael Toze

Presented by the Narrative Science Project and Spectrum, LGBT+ staff network, at LSE

Highlights Tour @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour @ National Portrait Gallery

Discover key LGBTQI heroes on display in the galleries in a guided tour led by Timberlina. BSL interpreted.

Meet in Main Hall.

Activity part of Rainbow Family Day, in celebration of LGBT History Month. Bring your family and friends to enjoy free activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) history and people in the Collection. Everyone welcome.

Highlights Tour @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour @ National Portrait Gallery

Discover key LGBTQI heroes on display in the galleries in a guided tour led by Timberlina. BSL interpreted.

Meet in Main Hall.

Activity part of Rainbow Family Day, in celebration of LGBT History Month. Bring your family and friends to enjoy free activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) history and people in the Collection. Everyone welcome.

LGBT+ History Month Global Café @ Graduate Lounge, Charles Wilson Building
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBT+ History Month Global Café @ Graduate Lounge, Charles Wilson Building

Join us at the fortnightly Global Café where we celebrate different cultures, meet new people and enjoy free food and snacks. This week we are exploring LGBT+ History Month through craft, game and activities!
(This event is for students only)

LGBT History Month Literary Event – Is Monogamy Dead? @ Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
Feb 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
LGBT History Month Literary Event - Is Monogamy Dead? @ Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Comedian, writer and broadcaster Rosie Wilby presents a mixture of talk, discussion and highlights from her stand-up show Is Monogamy Dead? which eventually became her award-shortlisted book of the same name.

Mario: Film Screening – FVH: Month of Action @ The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema
Feb 21 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Mario: Film Screening - FVH: Month of Action @ The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema

Football v Homophobia Scotland, United Glasgow FC, Proud Huddle CSC and Glasgow St Pauli are bringing you a screening of the Swiss film Mario as part of their Football Carnival for Beginners and the Football V Homophobia: Month of Action.

The film is about two young footballers who develop chemistry both on and off the pitch and is a wonderful film about inclusion, diversity and rising above adversity. Mario will be shown in Swiss German with English subtitles.

Mario is being screened at the Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema, on the 21/02/2019 at 6:20pm and is a FREE event, however a donation on the door from those who can afford it would be greatly appreciated. The event has a BYOB option. The movie is not recommended for children.

Please book your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mario-film-screening-fvh-month-of-action-tickets-55969265580

Make sure to check out our other Football Carnival activities at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/football-carnival-for-beginners-tickets-55340388592.

We hope to see you there!!

Finding a Voice – LGBT and faith identities @ University of Birmingham Medical School Arthur Thompson Hall
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This event will provide a conversation about the intersection between religion/faith and the LGBT community, including personal accounts from individuals of different faiths and beliefs talking about their journeys. The panel discussion will bring together different views to explore approaches to living in a contemporary multi-faith and LGBT-inclusive society.

Quiz night @ Brookes Sport Headington, Oxford University
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Quiz night @ Brookes Sport Headington, Oxford University

Amnesty International Oxford City Group and the Oxford Brookes LGBTQ+ Staff Forum invite you to join us for a fun-packed fundraising evening.

– Voluntary contribution
– Prizes to be won
– All welcome!

The bar will be open until 11pm and the cafe will be open until 7pm.

No booking required.

‘Do we need a humanist approach to LGBT history?’ A talk with Professor Dominic Janes @ Brockway Room, Conway Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
'Do we need a humanist approach to LGBT history?' A talk with Professor Dominic Janes @ Brockway Room, Conway Hall

In this talk Dominic Janes, Professor of Modern History at Keele university, will look at LGBT history in Britain and Europe. He will explore such themes as classical and Christian approaches to sex and sin, and the rise of ‘sexology’ in the nineteenth century.

This will open up a debate with the audience about whether there is, or there should be, a distinctively humanist approach to LGBT history and heritage.

Dominic Janes is the author of several books in queer history including Picturing the Closet (2015) and Oscar Wilde Prefigured (2016).

Appropriate Behaviour @ Stevenage Community Arts Centre
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Appropriate Behaviour @ Stevenage Community Arts Centre

Thursday 21st February 2019
Appropriate Behaviour (15)
LGBT Friends and Allies Film Night

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm film.

All tickets just £4

After the success of Love Simon we are proud to present Appropriate Behaviour

From writer/director/actress Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post) comes an ironic, Iranian, hipster date movie; APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR is an achingly cool, post-feminist comedy about what happens when a girl comes out and discovers that extraordinary is the new ordinary.

This film will be shown at The Stevenage Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg Retail Park, London Road, Stevenage SG1 1XN.

Everyone welcome regardless of their sexual orientation.

This Is Who I Am @ Kala Sangam
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This Is Who I Am @ Kala Sangam

This Is Who I Am
by ice&fire Theatre Company

“Then they separated us. We tried to say no, we applied for asylum as a couple. They say we don’t have any civil evidence that we are a couple. And we’re like – how can we show you any civil evidence if homosexuality is forbidden in my country?”

This is Who I presents first-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK about their experiences in their own country and on arrival in the UK, addressing the particular challenges they face. These accounts are read by members of the Actors for Human Rights Network, an outreach project run by ice&fire who are a London based theatre company exploring human rights stories through performance.

“We put human rights at the core of everything we do to make accessible theatre for a wide range of audiences across the UK.”

This event is produced in partnership with The Peace Museum in Bradford and is presented during LGBTQ+ History month 2019 as part the museum’s current project Peace OUT exploring Peace and LGBTQ+ activism which will result in an exhibition launched during Bradford Pride 2019. #peaceout19

This event will be chaired by Kala Sangam’s Alex Croft and will be followed by a post-show discussion. There will also be a short introduction to The Peace Museum and their Peace OUT project by project manager Rosanne Robertson.

From Spring 2019 the majority of performances at Kala Sangam are now Pay What You Decide, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!

Queering the Archive @ Wrexham Museum
Feb 21 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Queering the Archive @ Wrexham Museum

FREE training opportunity 10AM-3.30PM

Based around the development of ‘Queering Glamorgan: A Research Guide to Sources for the Study of LGBT History’, this session will instruct participants in recognising, and searching for, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) content in historic material.

By the end of the course participants will have an understanding of the complex language used to identify LGBT people and events in the archival record, and how to publicise that content. They will be able to set up research projects in their own institutions and oversee volunteers/staff undertaking projects to identify LGBT content.

Training will be facilitated by LGBT Researcher & Wrier Norena Shopland.

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LGBT Great Bitesize Learning: The power of LGBT+ and ally role models @ LGBT Great
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
LGBT Great Bitesize Learning: The power of LGBT+ and ally role models @ LGBT Great

Role models can authentic how inclusive an organisation culture is and act as a beacon of inspiration to aspiring talent. Project 1000 has made a good start in under-covering some of the fantastic talent that exists in the asset management sector which was not visible before. The impact of this is that an increasing number of people wish to get involved which will demonstrate appetite for progress across firms.

Given that the asset management industry is considerably less visibly diverse than other sectors, there is an opportunity for role models to have an even greater impact. How do you gain buy-in from leadership stakeholders? How do you inspire others to be role models? How do you create a culture of allyship?

We will also provide you with a number of takeaways for you to take back to your firms. The session will be documented in a bitesize white paper and distributed to participants to produce a framework for discussion.

Learning Outcomes:

This facilitated discussion will seek to explore the psychological impact of role models in inspiring people. We will consider the context of Project 1000 and other case studies and explore opportunities to build on this further.

As a result of this session you will attending be able to:

Explain the impact of role models.
Understand how to be an inspiration to others.
Appreciate the need to increase role model presence in our sector.
List 5 ways of how to be an ally.
Explain how leadership can effect results.

A MATTER OF URGENCY: LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Event. @ Liverpool John Moores University. John Foster Building
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A MATTER OF URGENCY: LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Event. @ Liverpool John Moores University. John Foster Building

A MATTER OF URGENCY: LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Event. Presented by the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group. Entrance Fee: £10 (plus booking charge). Booking essential. Open to all.

Following the success of the Oral History Society’s LGBTQ Special Interest Group’s all day workshop in 2018 that addressed LGBTQ oral history practice and theory, the SIG will be holding a follow-up workshop in Liverpool on 22nd February 2019.
Members of the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group have observed that, in many ways, LGBTQ oral history presents different challenges and involves different methods from other forms of oral history. In this workshop, we will interrogate why this may be the case.
One of the main aims of the oral history movement was to uncover stories from marginalised communities in an attempt to create a broader historical record from the bottom up. As members of one of those groups whose voices have been previously marginalised, LGBTQ oral historians are now exploring their past and retrieving stories which have never been told. Moreover, LGBTQ oral history has moved beyond being merely recovery history, and into rigorous theoretical and methodological frameworks that allow us to also take a critical and cutting edge approach to oral histories of LGBTQ people. But how do we collect a hidden heritage, and how can we document it before it is lost? We believe this to be A Matter of Urgency, and invite you to join us in this important and exciting discussion.
Topics being addressed at the LGBTQ Skills Sharing Event include:
Identifying the positioning of the interviewer in regard to the narrator – Perceived advantages of an ‘insider’ perspective when working with LGBTQ oral histories.
Ethical approaches and considerations – Consent and ‘Shared Authority’. How close we are to our past oppression, and how do we share what we learn?
The interview process itself – The formation of a narrative between two, or more, people. Assumptions we make. Coming out in that space.
Narrators who speak about HIV/AIDS – An interviewer’s experience. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Clare Summerskill, Chair of the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group at admin@claresummerskill.co.uk
There will be an Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting in the morning (11am-1pm) also at the university. Members and non-members welcome. Please contact us if you need further details about this meeting

The Eventbrite link for booking is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-matter-of-urgency-lgbtq-oral-history-skills-sharing-event-tickets-53748200314

Out of The Closet Tours @ The Lynn Museum
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Out of The Closet Tours @ The Lynn Museum

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours about King’s Lynn Museum objects relating to Queer history as part of the Kick The Dust Norfolk project supported by HLF- free with normal museum entry

Out of the Closet Tours @ Lynn Museum
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm
Out of the Closet Tours @ Lynn Museum

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours of Lynn Museum, focusing on objects relating to Queer history. Tours take place at 2pm and 3.30pm. No need to book, just come along.

Out of the Closet Tours @ The Kings Lynn Museum
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Out of the Closet Tours @ The Kings Lynn Museum

Members of Teenage History Club will lead short tours about King’s Lynn Museum objects relating to Queer history as part of the Kick The Dust Norfolk project supported by HLF- free with normal museum entry

Everyone is Equal: Inspirational Workshop & Book Chat @ Stockport Central Lending Library (Reading Room)
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Creating posters and postcards with inspirational LGBT+ quotes and chatting about the books you grabbed at the tea party (2nd February). Everyone is welcome and refreshments are available.

Guest DJ: John Sizzle @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Guest DJ: John Sizzle @ National Portrait Gallery

‘The Gallery is a special, quite sacred space so I like to start off with something gentle and soothingly familiar before moving onto more challenging and experimental pieces. What is being exhibited and even the weather are taken into account as these will inform people’s mood and how they will digest my set. I also like to make people smile so something daft like The Pink Panther theme tune always raises a chuckle. Do not be scared of the drag! I’m basically a clown and I’m there to entertain so come over for a chat!’

Queer Arts Show and Cabaret Launch @ Art Academy Gallery,
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm
Queer Arts Show and Cabaret Launch @ Art Academy Gallery,

Queer Open Art Exhibition, with a Loud and Queerly cabaret from 6pm on the launch night on the 22nd February. Exhibition open from midday till 6pm till 27th February.
Facebook page: Queer Arts Show Cabaret Launch

Beautiful Thing – Film Screening @ Hounslow Civic Centre @ Council Chamber
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm

Recently named by the British Film Institute as one of the 30 best LGBT movies of all time, the film is written by Jonathan Harvey and directed by Hettie MacDonald. When Jonathan Harvey’s love story Beautiful Thing debuted in 1993 as a play, he had no idea it would eventually be heralded as a crown jewel of gay storytelling. This is a gentle coming-of-age tale of two teenagers—Jamie and Ste—struck a powerful chord among LGBT audiences.

Concessions are available at a cost.

All proceeds will be donated to the West London LGBT Forum to support Hate Crime work

Love conquers hate – Basildon LGBTQI+ history month event @ Colors nightclub
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Love conquers hate - Basildon LGBTQI+ history month event @ Colors nightclub

A free event that explores the theme of history and what that means for LGBTQI+ people who live, work and visit Basildon. It looks at the history of Basildon and why ‘love conquers hate’ is an important part of Basildon’s LGBTQI+ history. This event celebrates that we are unique and diverse individuals.