LGBT History Month Celebrations: February 2018
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) History Month takes place every year in February, and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. The LGBT+ Staff Network will recognise this by holding a range of events, which are open to all staff, students and visitors:
- Information stalls: 1st February, 12.30 – 1.30pm, Fulton House foyer (Singleton) and Engineering Reception (Bay)
Find out more about LGBT people in history and LGBT+ equality at Swansea University at our free pop-up info stalls, and chat to members of the LGBT+ Staff Network and Allies Network.
- LGBT Storytelling Evening: Friday 16th February, 7.30 – 10.30pm, Mozarts Swansea.
We are the stories we tell about ourselves, and the songs we sing, the poetry we create. Come along to our night of LGBT themed stories, share your own story at our open mic, and listen to music by local LGBT artists. A fun, friendly evening, a chance to be entertained, and to come together to celebrate ourselves, our history, and our lives. More info and RSVP on Facebook.
- Film Screening of ‘Battle of the Sexes’: Tuesday 20th February, 7.30pm, Taliesin Arts Centre
the 1973 tennis match between women's World number 1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's champion and self-proclaimed sexist, Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched sports events of the decade. This film charts a significant event in LGBT history and represents the ongoing challenge of sexism in media, sports, and public life. More info and buy tickets at the Taliesin website.
- Combating Gender and Sexuality Stereotyping Seminar: Tuesday 27th February, 1 – 2pm, Glyndwr 231.
We all make assumptions, about ourselves and about each other, but the impact of gender stereotyping on individuals throughout the lifecourse can be felt as a personal experience and as a locus for inequality and discrimination. This thought-provoking, dynamic session raising awareness of the impact of stereotyping, and identifies simple ways to combat this in professional and personal life. Free entry, open to all. More info and RSVP here.
- Queer Welsh History Exhibition: throughout February, National Waterfront Museum
This exhibition includes artefacts from famous (and not so famous) LGBT people connected to Swansea, and explores the lessons from our past we can carry forward into our future activism. Free entry, open to all throughout February.
- LGBT History Month Blog Series: throughout February, http://lgbtplusnetwork.swan.ac.uk
Featuring book, film and other media reviews, stories, reflections and reports on aspects of LGBT+ history and life, the blog series invites you to read and enjoy, learn and discover. We welcome contributions and comments. Curated by Alys Einion, please send any contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org.