Activities in 2013/14
Upcoming quizzes, film screenings, socials and other events will be added. Watch this space for dates, times and venues.
Upcoming events at the LSE Literary Festival
It's OK to be Gay, a Spectrum discussion at the Literary Festival on Wednesday 26 February at 1.15pm. Based on Alison Stokes' book this event is hosted by Shelley Silas and speakers include Stella Duffy, Evan Davies, QBoy and Alice Arnold.
Reflections on the Impact of HIV and AIDS, on Wednesday 26 February at 6pm. Vernal Scott is an out Christian gay dad, diversity and human rights consultant and HIV/AIDS activist. This is an LSE Equality and Diversity Literary Festival seminar, hosted by EMBRACE and Spectrum.
Past events for LGBT History Month
Rainbow Jews, a public exhibition running from Monday 3 to Friday 28 February. Rainbow Jews is a pioneering oral history/archive project that records and showcases Jewish LGBT history from the 1950s to today.
Pride and Propaganda: LGBT rights in Russia today, a public lecture from Wednesday 29 January. Listen to the podcast or watch the video now.
Bette Bourne: It Goes With The Shoes, a film screening on Tuesday 11 February. This film tells the story of gay rights icon Bette Bourne who took on the establishment with high heels and lipstick, playing a vital role in the fight for gay liberation during the 70s & 80s. Bette was also an original member of the Gay Liberation Front founded at LSE.
You can now follow Spectrum on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with LGBT news, information and activities around London and beyond.
The main aims of Spectrum fall under the following areas:
Lobbying and representation
To act as the officially recognised staff representative group for all issues relating to LGBT equality vis-à-vis School policy and any formal consultations which the School may undertake.
Culture and education
To organise in-School cultural and educational activities that focus on LGBT issues, in particular in areas where the School has academic expertise, so as to promote greater awareness of debate on LGBT issues and the School's contribution to these areas. These would be open to all LSE staff.
Social networking and support
To provide a social support network for LGBT staff at the School, to encourage staff to feel open and confident about their identity, and to demonstrate the School's commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity in the workplace.
James Deeley (Chair)
A list of organisations that provide help, support and practical services for the LGBT community.
Spectrum on social media
Join the Spectrum Facebook group and follow us on Twitter for up to the minute postings on public events, volunteer opportunities and group discussions.
Spectrum Facebook Page
Follow @LSESpectrum on Twitter
34 Hartham Road,
London, N7 9JL
Tel:020 7700 1323
Fax: 020 7609 4909
PACE is a London charity promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Since 1985 they have been offering a range of services that include:
Mental health advocacy
Workshops and groups
Youth work (for under 25's)
LGBT History Month Bulletin
The LGBT History Month team periodically send out an email bulletin to subscribers. If you'd like to receive the bulletin you can subscribe here.
86 Caledonian Road,
London, N1 9DN
Tel: 020 7833 1674
London Friend is a charity that has been serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community since 1972.
London Friend exists to promote the social, emotional, physical and sexual health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, including transgender people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual and all those unsure of their sexuality.
They offer counselling and support services which set out to explore issues of same-sex relationships, sexual identity and promote personal growth and self-confidence. They also provide social groups, and a safe space as an alternative place to meet and socialise.
All their services are delivered by trained lesbian, gay and bisexual volunteers. The services they provide include:
LGBT groups and workshops
General LGBT helpline – 020 7837 3337 (7.30–9.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
LGBT bereavement helpline – 020 7837 3337 (7.30–9.30pm every Tuesday)
E-mail support service (E-Talk)
Telephone befriending service (new service from Health at Friend)
Support group for carers (new service from Health at Friend)
Homophobic and transphobic crime reporting
A library on LGBT issues
Free information on HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted infections
Free condoms and lube
London, SE1 7NX
Info line: 08000 50 20 20
Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. They do this in a number of different ways:
Cultural and attitudinal change
Lobbying for legal change
Good practice design and advice
For comprehensive information please see UNISON's LGBT web page.
Trade unions exist to improve the working lives of their members. Joining UNISON gives you a voice in the UK's largest public service union, committed to working for LGBT rights.
LGBT members organise locally and nationally to support each other, to identify and challenge discrimination, to increase awareness of LGBT rights and to campaign for change.
Kairos in Soho
10–11 Archer Street,
London, W1D 7AZ
Tel: 020 7437 6063
Kairos in Soho (KiS) is a community development organisation and registered charity. KiS's vision of of a society where every LGBT person is able to fully reach their aspirations, be well and live free from prejudice, harassment and discrimination.
KiS's programme and activities:
provide a safe and accessible LGBT space;
provide activities that develop community and enhance well-being;
provide activities that portray diverse LGBT life and historical context;
provide safe and affordable space and support for LGBT community organisation