LGBT History Month: February 2016

LGBT History Month: February 2016

LGBT History Month: February 2016

LGBT History Month takes place every year in February, and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. 

The LGBT+ Staff Network will be recognising LGBT History month this year by holding a range of free events, which are open to all staff, students and visitors: 

  • Film Screening of ‘Grandma’: Monday 1st February, 7.30pm, Taliesin Arts Centre
  • Information stall and exhibit: 02 and 16 February, 12 – 2.30pm, Fulton House foyer
  • Annual Equal Opportunities Lecture, featuring keynote speaker Lee Gale, TransBareAll: Wednesday 17th February, 12.30 – 2pm, Council Chamber, Singleton Abbey
  • LGBT History Month Blog Series: throughout February,

Please drop-in to show your support and learn more about LGBT+ equality at Swansea University.




Annual Equal Opportunities Lecture: 17 February 2016

‌Annual Equal Opportunities Lecture 2016

Wednesday 17 February, 12.30 – 2pm, Council Chamber, Singleton Abbey

12.30 – 13.00            Lunch and Networking

13.00 – 13.05            Welcome and Introduction: Prof. Martin Stringer

13.05 – 13.45            Key-note speaker: Mr Lee Gale, TransBareAll

13.45 – 14.00            Q + A

14.00 – 14.05            Summary and Close: Dr Alys Einion

The event is open to all to attend (staff, students, and visitors), and everyone is encouraged to drop-in to show your support and learn more about LGBT equality at Swansea University. 

If you would like to attend the event, please email Cath Elms, EO Assistant at Please also let us know if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements in advance of attending.


Lee Gale jpegKeynote speaker: Lee Gale

Our keynote speaker is Lee Gale, a Trans Awareness & Inclusion Trainer Consultant who has worked with trans communities for the past 15 years, on a local, national and international level. He co-founded TransBareAll, an organisation that works with trans people on issues such as body relationships and confidence. He is known for his work with a variety of organisations, such as the NHS, local police, universities and charities, and has produced national resources such as Top Tips for Working with Trans People. 

National Museum Cardiff exhibition: 06 February 2016

national museum cardiff logo

We will be tabling at National Museum Cardiff to celebrate LBGT History Month on the 6th of February.

6 February 201611am - 4pm
Cost Free
Suitability All
  • Family art activity
  • Entertainment from the Museum Choir
  • Stalls


  • 12pm: ‘Hooray for Hollywood: star glamour in the photographs of Angus McBean’ - with Clare Smith
  • 1pm: ‘The Rainbow Dragon’ LGBT history and Wales - with Norena Shopland
  • 1.45pm: Performance from the Museum Choir
  • 2pm: ‘Lights, Camera, Action…. using film to change attitudes towards LGBT people in Wales’ - with Mark Williams from Iris Prize
  • 3pm: ‘People Like Me’ - with author Paul Burston

More information can be found at the National Museum website.

Information Stall & Exhibit: 02 and 16 February


The LGBT+ Staff Network will be holding an information stall on Tuesday 2nd and Tuesday 16th February 2016, 12 - 2.30pm, in the Fulton House foyer, ground floor. We will have an exhibit of famous LGBT people through history on display, as well as free information booklets and flyers to take away. Please drop in and learn more about our history. 

Blog Series on LGBT Histories

The LGBT+ Staff Network will also be hosting a blog series on, exploring the history of people who are LGBT+ and the various movements and organisations associated with our varied, powerful and exciting history. These will be posted throughout the month at our blog. 

If you are an LGBT+ person and would like to contribute a blog post, please get in touch!

Film Screening of 'Grandma': 01 February 2016


Dir: Paul Weitz

USA 2015 1hr 19mins
Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Sam Elliott, Judy Greer

Mon 1st Feb, 7.30pm

Elle has just broken up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars by the end of the day to fund an abortion. Temporarily broke, Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the money as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletonsand digging up secrets.

“Lily Tomlin adds heart, soul, and, naturally, tons of comedy, to the role of Elle, a cranky old poet who breaks up with her girlfriend .... on the morning of a very eventful day.” THE GUARDIAN

This film is being screened as part of Swansea University LGBT History Month celebrations. Prebooking is advised - call the box office on 01792 602060

Full price: £ 7.25
Under 18's: £ 6
Full time students: £ 6
Senr.Citizens: £ 6
Other Conc.: £ 6