LGBTQ+ History Month

22962 LGBTQ -2LGBTQ+ History Month takes place across the UK every February. The University of Birmingham offers an exciting and diverse programme of events with all students, staff and the wider community warmly invited to join us in celebrating and commemorating LGBTQ+ history.

Professor Tim Jones

Professor Tim Jones

Provost and Vice-Principal

“The University of Birmingham is proud of its diverse staff and student bodies and recognises the significant contribution LGBTQ+ people have made to the University, both as a research intensive institution and as a welcoming place to work. Celebrating History Month is an important part of our commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ equality amongst our staff, students and the wider community.”

How can I get involved?

There are lots of ways to support LGBTQ+ History Month at Birmingham. Have a look at all of the events on offer, attend as many as you can and encourage others to do the same. If you are a member of the Rainbow Network or the Allies scheme, please wear your Network or Scheme lanyard during February. If you are not a member, consider joining the Rainbow Network or joining the LGBTQ+ Allies Scheme, you could also download our Zoom background or history month email signature. Finally, this is a great time to get inspired and think about putting on your own event as part of next year's programme.  

List of events

1-18 February

open daily

Politics in art. Main Library exhibit.

1-28 February

available daily

Road-Test of the Library’s LGBTQ+ Resources

1-28 February

available daily

Social Sciences blogs
7 February 12:00 - 13:00 LGBTQ Student mentoring scheme launch event.
9 February 18:00 - 19:00 Sexuality & STEM in the past & present: an LGBTQ+ history month event
10 February 12:00 - 13:00 Rainbow network event: Me in 3 (my careeer path sucess- the highs, lows and everything inbetween)
10 February 19:00 - 20:00

LGBTIQ+ students with a refugee status

11 February 12:30 - 13:30 Staff Networks, branching out event. Mindfulness
16 February 12:00 - 14:00 LGBTQ+ Allies workshop (open session)
17 February 13:00 - 14:00 Women's network book club event.
18 February 13:00 - 14:00 Marriage pressures from a South Asian perspective for LGBTQ+ people
22 February 13:00 - 14:00

Uncovering ‘Caribbean Voices'

22 February 17:00 - 18:15 Lesvia. The Herstory of Eressos
23 February 09:00 - 17:30 oSTEM Conference; STEM LGBTQ & you 2022
24 February 13:00 - 14:00 Legislating conversion therapy
28 February 12:00 - 14:00  LGBTQ+ Allies workshop (EDI leads & existing allies)What about the rest of the year?
26 April 17:00 - 20:00 B film: Moonlight screening, black queer youth

The University of Birmingham recognises the importance of supporting LGBTQ+ students and staff all year round. We run a number of initiatives to support our staff and our students, including a sector-leading career mentoring scheme. We are proud of our student LGBTQ+ Association and our staff Rainbow Network.