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LGBT History Month 2017

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is observed during February, to coincide with a major celebration of the 2003 abolition of Section 28, a law introduced 1988, which banned local authorities from portraying homosexuality in a positive light. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

Stalls on the Concourse at City, University of London 

At Stall 3 opposite B103 on the following days.

Friday 10th February 11.00 to 15.00
Friday 17th February 13:00 to 15:00
Monday 20th February 13:00 to 15:00
Friday 24th February 13:00 to 15:00
Monday 27th February 11:00 to 15:00

LGBT+ Celebrate City in Islington

Monday 13th February 2017
12 to 2pm, D427
Rhind Building

Collaboration of Unison City Branch and sister Unions with the LGBT+ Staff Network

A joint open meeting for all UNISON members, City staff members and City students.

Darryl Strawson from the Regional LGBT Committee will be attending the event to give a presentation about UNISON’s LGBT History.

Lunch will be provided.

LGBT+ Q&A and networking event

Thursday 16th February 2017
6 to 8pm
BLG07, Northampton Square, University Building, EC1V 0HB

As part of LGBT History month, the Careers Service have collaborated with the Student’s Union and LGTB+ Staff Network to create a great event where students and staff can discover different models of inclusion and hear from inspirational speakers from the working world. This event will bring together LBGT employers from a range of sectors to share their perspectives and advice to help all attendees feel more confident in planning their own successful careers and supporting others. This social event will give LGBT students and staff access to career development and networking opportunities in an inclusive and welcoming space.

For staff interested in attending this event, please email Sarah Cook via careersevents@city.ac.uk

Speaker panel

Monday 20th February 2017
12 to 2pm
Convocation Suite, Spencer Street entrance

Ami Taylor and Dann Glass will be speaking.

LGBT+ Network Celebrate City in Islington

Islington is a borough with an LGBT History that we are proud to belong to whilst working and studying at City, University of London
Lunchtime event - Date and speakers to be confirmed

Speak Out and the LGBTQI+ archives at the London Metropolitan Archives and Islington Pride

We are working alongside our neighbours the London Met Archives who have a whole archive of LGBT History rooted in Islington
We will be publishing tours of Islington via City Wire and through the Equality and Diversity  web pages for the LGBT+ Network.

Islington's An Archive for the Future

Tuesday 31st January  - Thursday 16th March 2017
Open daily 10am - 5pm (closed Wednesday & Sunday)
Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, EC1V 4NB

Join us at Islington Museum to launch our latest exhibition: Islington's Pride. This exhibition takes a look at some of Islington's LGBT+ heritage through the organisations, people and places where history was made.

Over the next two years we aim to create an LGBT+ archive for Islington so come and give us your ideas on what we should collect. We will also be displaying our newly acquired Kenneth Halliwell artwork for the first time. We were able to purchase this unique artwork with the help of the Art Fund and private donation.

Find more information about the archive and how you can be involved with the project at IslingtonsPride

Film Showing: Paris is Burning

Monday 27th February 2017
C302, Tait Building 

Film screening with speakers and a Q&A.

Speakers include:

  • Ami Taylor - activist and founder of The LGBTQ Arts Review.
  • Tobi Adebajo - queer femme community organiser, poet, singer and writer
  • Jacob Joyce - queer non-binary illustrator, artist and activist
  • Dan Glass - award-winning activist, eductor, academic, performer, consultant and writer.

More events will be confirmed this month.