LGBT History Month 2019


LGBT History Month is observed across the UK each February. The University Of Birmingham, our Staff Rainbow Network and the Guild of Students have organised a series of thought-provoking events that are open to all: staff, students, friends, and the wider community.

Professor Tim Jones

Professor Tim Jones

Provost and Vice Principal

“The University 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.”

LGBT History Month 2019 programme

Programme of events

Date and Time

Event Title


Saturday 2 February, 13:30 - 14:00 and 15:00 - 15:30 Queering the Collection: Cruising the Baths of Dürer's Nuremberg Barber Institute of Fine Arts Print Room 

Saturday 2 February

LGBTQ Association night out TBC
Monday 4 February, 12:00 – 13:00 Rainbow Network Stall IBR Common Room, MDS
Monday 4 February, 14:00 - 15:00 LGBT History Month Launch, in partnership with the Birmingham Professional  LG10 in the Old Gym
Monday 4 February Student LGBTQ Association Film Night - Priscilla Queen of the Desert TBC
Tuesday 5 February, 11:30 & 13:15

Gender and Identity: Renaissance elbows and the Masquerade gallery tours

Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Wednesday 6 February, 16:30 - 18:00

Modern and Contemporary (MAC) Forum

The Emotional Politics of Queer Sainthood during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in England

Coming Out, Bisexuality and Ambivalence in Queer Oral Histories

Arts 201
Friday 8 February, 11:00 - 14:00 LGBTQ+ and Sexual Violence Awareness event 1st Floor, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham
Monday 11 February

Student LGBTQ Association Film Night - But I'm A Cheerleader               

Monday 11 February, 17:30 - 19:00

Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s Photography and Decolonising Queer Art History

Lecture Theatre, Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Friday 15 February

Student LGBTQ Association open mic night

Monday 18 February

Student LGBTQ Association NUS presentation by Christie Neary

Thursday 21 February, 18:00

Finding a Voice- LGBT and faith identities

Arthur Thompson Hall, Medical School
Monday 25 February, 17:00 - 19:00

Queer Sorrow: a sad poetry workshop led by Al Anderson

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Monday 25 February

Joint University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham Conference to raise awareness and improve understanding of gender identity and sexual orientation 

Lecture theatre 3 in the education centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Wednesday 27 February, 09:00 - 17:00 STEM, LGBTQ and You Conference  School of Metallurgy and Materials
Thursday 28 February

LGBTQ Association Drag Workshop