Social Responsibility

LGBT History Month

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:30:00 GMT

LGBT History Month has been marked in the UK since 2005 and at the University we have held events every February since 2010.

2018 sees a rather topical theme of ‘Geography: Mapping Our History’. With many countries still viewing being LGBT as a crime it’s important to raise awareness of this and the freedoms which are enjoyed in other countries such as the UK.

This year we have a variety of events covering different aspects of the LGBT Community. All the events are free to attend and open to all University staff, students and visitors.

There’s the opportunity to attend a documentary screening; to hear stories from LGBT asylum seekers and refugees; to do something active with UMBUG and UMRUN or something more cerebral with our book group and annual quiz. We’re also delighted to be have a special performance of ‘Borderland’ at the Martin Harris Centre.

We’ll also be flying the rainbow flag at various places on campus and are encouraging people to tweet their picture with #UOMLGBTHM2018.

Even if you do not identify as LGBT you may want to find out more about a particular aspect, offer support to a friend, colleague or family member or even find out how you can be more involved.

All our events are listed with links to the Eventbrite booking pages.

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