LGBT History Month is observed across the UK each February, and the University has teamed up with the Staff Rainbow Network and the Guild of Students to organise a series of thought-provoking events that are open to all visitors: staff, students, friends, and the wider community, whether or not they identify as LGBTQ.
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 2018 programme
All welcome to join the Rainbow Network for refreshments, networking and the chance to find out more about the events on offer.
As part of LGBT History month and Careers Network’s Work Experience Week, we are exploring how the LGBT community has changed over time and the impact this has placed on career prospects. Hear personal stories of professionals about their experiences of making successful applications, developing their careers and coming out at work.
The 2018 theme for LGBT History Month is Geography. In this event, Cultural Geographer, Dr Phil Jones will explore what constitutes a queer space and how these spaces are evolving in response to legal, cultural and technological changes. Dr Nicki Ward will then Chair a panel discussion inviting recollections and experiences of the Gay Village in Birmingham and identifying distinctive features of the queer spaces in our City.
Venue: Nicolson Building, Winterbourne House (G11 on campus map)
This engagement event presents the initial findings from an exciting research study undertaken at the University of Birmingham, the focus of which was exploring the education and support provided to students on professional degree programmes around LGBTQ+ inclusivity.
Free talks at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts Back by popular demand! No booking required.
'Brief Encounter', starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard
Noël Coward wrote a play about an affair...written with such empathy, such observation, and such tender agony. This man knew what he was writing about. Imagine being gay in the 1930s and you begin to understand ‘Brief Encounter’ (Emma Rice). Celebrate LGBT History Month and enjoy popcorn, snacks and a glass of something while watching the film.
The extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership. This award winning film is set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners.
Birmingham Law School is looking to host the talk on global marriage equality pm 26 February for LGBT History Month. Contact A.Vakulenko@bham.ac.uk for more information.
Matt, Founder of the Naz and Matt Foundation, will present a short film on his experiences followed by a talk. There will then be a Q&A and panel discussion with Matt, representatives from the local LGBTQI+ community, University Chaplaincy, a young adult psychiatrist and others.