Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.
Feb
6
Wed
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!

Feb
12
Tue
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.

Feb
13
Wed
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.

Feb
15
Fri
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.

Feb
18
Mon
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.

Feb
20
Wed
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).

Feb
22
Fri
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

Feb
27
Wed
Stud Life – Film Screening @ Hounslow Civic Centre @ Council Chamber
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

JJ and Seb are best friends who work as wedding photographers with clients who are wide, weird and wonderful. JJ and Seb are both looking for love but in the wrong places. When JJ falls in love with the beautiful diva ‘Elle’, JJ and Seb’s friendship is tested for the first time as JJ has to choose between her hot new lover and her best mate.

Set in London, the film is a sexy, young, cool, and gay British urban romance that pays homage to Spike Lee’s ‘She Gotta Have It’.

Film director Campbell X is an award-wnning transgender director based in London. The lead actress, T’Nia Miller, has also starred in Doctor Who, Silent Witness and is currently filming the new Russell T DaviesTV series Years and Years.

Concessions are available at a cost.

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