LGBT+ History Month

In the UK, LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in February. This year, the University staff and student networks have worked together to host some events. Details can be seen below.

University of Bristol Panel: A History of LGBT+ identities in Bristol and the UK, 7 February, 6.00 - 8.00pm, Link Room 1+2 of the Arts Complex (3-5 Woodland Road)

A panel discussion focusing on national and local LGBT+ History. This event includes an opening talk by Jonathan Cooper, celebrating 2017 as the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK titled “Outlaw to Inlaws: Is the battle to end LGBT persecution over?”. Event page

LGBT+ Staff Network meeting, 8 February, 12.30 - 1.30pm, Richmond Building, Gromit Room

To mark LGBT+ History Month, all staff and students are invited to attend the termly meeting of the staff network to discuss some projects we can work on together this year. For more information contact the staff network on

Story Slam: Identity (LGBT+ Special), 12 February, 2.00 - 4.30pm, Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Hear people's amazing true stories, told live on stage. All stories are told by volunteers from the audience. This month we especially welcome stories from people within the intersections of the LGBT+ community! Event page

University of Bristol film showing of ‘Pride’ with talk by LGSM affiliate Mike McBeth, 17 February, 8.00 - 10.30pm, Richmond Building, Gromit Room

Join Bristol SU for a film showing of ‘Pride’, with a talk by L.G.S.M. affiliate and member of UoB Anthropology department Mike McBeth. The film is based on the true story of the creation of the political group ‘Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’ (LGSM) during the mining strikes in Thatcher’s Britain. Event page