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
10
Sun
“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.

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.

Feb
24
Sun
XPOSED LGBTQ+ New Writing Night @ Southwark Playhouse
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
XPOSED LGBTQ+ New Writing Night @ Southwark Playhouse

Full Disclosure Theatre return with their new writing night XPOSED, eight short plays revealing the naked and entertaining truths about queer life. Whatever your preference, come discover the latest talent from a company passionate about discovering unheard voices within the community and showcasing LGBTQ+ stories.

XPOSED will be staged to tie in with the celebration of LGBT History Month.

★★★★★ ‘Triumph of a showcase which London desperately needs more of.’ Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ ‘Showcases just how fabulously diverse the LGBTQ+ umbrella can be.’ London Theatre 1
★★★★ ‘The future of compelling queer theatre is in very good hands.’ Jack the Lad

‘Full Disclosure is a marvel of a company. Young, impassioned and so badly needed, creating theatre that is committed, relevant and gloriously entertaining. If I was a reviewer, this would be a five star review, but I’m no reviewer – just one of their many fans.’ – Rikki Beadle-Blair