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
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

Feb
11
Mon
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

Feb
12
Tue
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
15
Fri
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
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