LSE celebrates LGBT History Month
“LGBT History Month is celebrated in the UK in February each year and LSE’s LGBT+ staff network Spectrum and LSESU LGBT+ Alliance for students are actively supporting this. This year’s theme – Religion, Belief and Philosophy – is not only very topical, it also reflects a long history of thought and action on rights and justice for the LGBT+ community. I hope the LSE community will engage with these groups and their events so that we work, as we must, to encourage deeper understanding and an ever more inclusive School environment.”
- Professor Robin Mansell, Deputy Director and Provost
LGBT History Month is a national celebration and you can find out more here about events taking places across the country. Follow LSE’s LGBT History Month activities at #LSELGBT and @LSESpectrum, and remember Spectrum is here year-round if you need us. If you’d like to join our mailing list or have a question then drop us a line at email@example.com.
On Monday 1 February from 10am-8pm, at the Atrium Gallery, Old Building, join the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement for a public exhibition Christian Voices Coming Out. As the movement turns 40 in 2016, with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, their archives have been preserved at the LSE, along with oral history interviews from members, friends and allies. Come and find out more about their remarkable stories.
On Tuesday 2 February from 6.30-8pm, at the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House join the LSE Law, LSE Spectrum and LSESU LGBT Alliance, for a public debate on Not Yet over the Rainbow. The speakers from the city, the bar and the bench will discuss how to overcome contemporary barriers to the advancement of LGBT+ people in the legal profession. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.
On Tuesday 2 February from 6.30-8pm, at the Atrium Gallery, Old Building, join GLF veteran Stuart Feather along with Daniel Monk and Hakan Seckinelgin for the launch of his new book 'Blowing the Lid: gay liberation, sexual revolution and radical queens'. Contact Hakan Seckinelgin for more details.
On Friday 5 February join the LSESU Labour Society for 'LGBT+ activism and British Politics', a panel event with politicians, activists and academics. Contact Adam Crowther for more details.
Other LGBT dates for the calender
1-29 February LGBT History Month
1-31 March Women’s History Month
31 March International Transgender Day of Visibility
17 May IDAHOBIT Day
28 June Stonewall Riots anniversary