LGBTQ+ History Month

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You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating and commemorating LGBTQ+ history with an exciting and diverse programme of events

Running throughout February, this month-long, annual observance is dedicated to tackling prejudices and increasing visibility of LGBTQ+ people, their histories and their lived experiences.

This year’s theme 'Medicine – #UnderTheScope' has a particular focus on LGBTQ+ peoples’ contribution to the field of medicine and healthcare.  

LGBTQ+ History Month highlights for staff include:  

LGBTQ Ally workshop - Tuesday 6 February (12:00-14:00) 

Active and visible allies can transform workplaces for the better. This in person workshop will give you an understanding of steps you can take to help. 

Gender Identity Awareness and Student Support Training - Wednesday 7 February 10:00 - 15:00 

This is a interactive session in a small group which gives an opportunity for discussion and questions around the key topics in a half-day training. 

Shades of the Rainbow - Wednesday 7 February (13:00-14:00)  

Speakers will share their experiences and learnings on how they have navigated the LGBTQ+ communities through a racial and ethnicity lens. 

Life-drawing workshop - Wednesday 14 February (14:00-16:00) Drag-and-Draw-03.11.21-C-75-scaled

Join for a relaxed two-hour life-drawing session suitable for all skill levels. We’ll supply the drawing materials, tea and tasty snacks.  The session will celebrate the beauty of queer bodies, queer expression and queer creation in a welcoming, calm and joyful space.

Drag Queen lecture time - Thursday 15 February (12:00-13:00)Phil Harper

Learn about Phil Harper’s exploration of authentic self as a drag speaker, activist, and LGBTQ+ university lecturer in the UK. As a doctoral candidate, Phil is also researching on care staff's understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ people, especially gender non-conforming individuals, who live with dementia.

Bread and Belief: Queer Virtue Discussion - Wednesday 21 February 2024 (15:00-17:00)

Bake bread, then eat a light meal of bread and spreads whilst discussing queer spirituality, using excerts from Elizabeth Edman's book Queer Virtue. You will be able to take away the bread you have baked. All University staff and perspectives welcome. 

You can also access rare books and archives at the Cadbury Research Library on LGBTQ+ history and LGBTQ+ people and allies. This LGBTQ+ resource guide can be download as a PDF or Word document

You can also search the archive catalogue and book catalogue online. Find out about visiting the Cadbury Research Library should you wish to consult any of the items held. 


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