York LGBT History Month
To celebrate this year's York LGBT History Month the University is holding a wide range of events throughout February.
Every February, LGBT+ History Month aims to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The month raises awareness on the community's history, lives and experiences in education, culture and society. On campus we welcome students, staff and the public to join in with our events and conversations - and we'll continue those conversations on social media with #UoYLGBTHistory.
Save the date: We welcome all staff and students to join us on Saturday 6 June for York Pride.
Who inspires you?
Throughout LGBT+ History Month, we'll be highlighting inspirational LGBT+ figures on the University Twitter feed. Look out for the hashtag #UoYLGBTHistory - and share your own stories of the people who inspired you.
We've listed below events taking place on campus; you can also find details on our Equality and Diversity Events Calendar; subscribe to this calendar, or to individual events, and the details will be added to your calendar so you don't miss events that you're interested in!
To find out about events taking place elsewhere in York, please visit the York LGBT History Month webpages.
Wednesday 5 February 4pm
An open discussion and training event, focussing on creating welcoming LGBT+ spaces for minorities, run by Iqra Choudhry.
Friday 7 February 1pm
Human rights lawyer Dilrabo Samadova discusses the risks faced by the LGBT community in Tajikistan, and how human rights defenders can better support and engage in the protection of LGBT people.
Friday 7 February 2pm
Professor Peter Hegarty discusses the justification given for early medical intervention on intersex traits, and reveals the lack of psychological evidence to support such intervention.
Friday 7 February 6pm
Join the GSA LGBTQ Network for a chilled out movie night with popcorn and snacks! Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984.
Wednesday 12 February 2pm
The Transgender Peer Support Group will be an open topic group run by a trained facilitator from the Gender Identity Service. Open to anyone (18 or over) who identifies as transgender, transsexual, cross-dresser, gender variant, genderqueer or intersex, and to partners of participants.
Wednesday 12 February 3pm
Join the GSA LGBTQ Network for an afternoon of queer craftivism! Make a zine, print a poster, knit some knowledge... whatever you'd like to do, we'll have a range of materials for you to use.
Monday 17 February 5.30pm
Travis Alabanza is a writer, theatre-maker and performer who for the last four years has been creating performance, writing to archive the existence and experiences of gender non conforming people of colour.
Thursday 20 February 8pm
Join the legendary, award-winning drag queens from the Haus of Dench for an evening of camp comedy, awful prizes and bingo banter.
Tuesday 25 February 5.15pm
A talk by Dr Laura Guy on the aesthetic dimensions of manifestos distributed from the early years of gay liberation to contemporary queer movements, accompanied by an exhibition.
To mark the end of LGBT History Month, join the GSA for a celebratory lunch and discussion panel formed of postgraduate students discussing current LGBT communities.
Friday 28 February, all day
A one day undergraduate conference to explore marginalised histories and the intersectionality between them, with a particular focus on LGBT+ history, women's history, BME history, and history of disability.