4th February 2020

LGBT+ History Month 2020

LGBT+ history month is about celebrating the history of LGBT+ people across the world.

This February LGBT+ Committee at the University of Sheffield invites you to share in your history during several events throughout the month.

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  1. LGBT+ History Month 2020
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LGBT+ History Month 2020

LGBT+ history month is about celebrating the history of LGBT+ people across the world.

It is a time to celebrate LGBT+ identities globally and the strides LGBT+ people have made in improving our lives, and the fight that continues against bigotry everywhere.

It is important to remember the history of those most overlooked in the LGBT+ community, that of communities of colour, colonised communities, trans people, particularly trans women and trans feminine people, and sex workers.

It is also important to celebrate the personal history of LGBT+ people. For LGBT+ people, your stories and lived experiences are a crucial part of LGBT+ history month.

This February LGBT+ Committee at the University of Sheffield invites you to share in your history during several events throughout the month.

Events

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 1 - 2pm

Octagon The Council Chamber

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Glenys Parry is Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She started fighting for gay rights in 1973, as an undergraduate. She was a co-founder of Gay News, the first woman Chair of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, campaigning against the use of aversion therapy and other oppressive treatments, speaking in schools and appearing on TV. She will share her youthful experience of LGBT activism and the changes she has witnessed over the last 50 years. A light lunch is provided

40 places available. Open to all staff and students at TUOS

10th February, Activities Zone, 13:00-17:00

Come and join us for a fun afternoon celebrating LGBT+ History Month. Expect craft activities and some exciting performances.

11th February, Gallery Room 3, 17:00-19:00

Come along and hear from experienced LGBT+ activists about their work, and find out how you can get involved in LGBT+ Activism. Speakers include: Natalia Mole, Eden Ladley and Fope Olaleye.

13th February, Gallery Room 3, 17:00-19:00

Come along to our Women’s Caucus! If you are a woman or have a complex gender identity that includes woman and identify as a lesbian, bisexual woman, or in some way as a woman attracted to other women (or are questioning your sexuality), then this caucus is for you. This caucus will be run by our Women’s Welfare Officer.Come along to our Women’s Caucus! If you are a woman or have a complex gender identity that includes woman and identify as a lesbian, bisexual woman, or in some way as a woman attracted to other women (or are questioning your sexuality), then this caucus is for you. This caucus will be run by our Women’s Welfare Officer.

Caucuses are opportunities for members of a certain group to meet and discuss the issues that concern them. They are a safe space where people can openly and honestly discuss their experiences and perspectives. It is the LGBT+ Committee’s hope that ideas for campaigns and socials might be generated from these discussions, so that we can work to offer the support people need.

18th February, Gallery Room 2, 17:00-20:00

Come along to our Trans Caucus! If you are anyone who identifies with a gender that is in some way different to the one they were assigned at birth, including if you identify with another gender, no gender, two or more genders or are questioning your gender identity, then this caucus is for you. This caucus will be run by our Trans Welfare Officer.

Caucuses are opportunities for members of a certain group to meet and discuss the issues that concern them. They are a safe space where people can openly and honestly discuss their experiences and perspectives. It is the LGBT+ Committee’s hope that ideas for campaigns and socials might be generated from these discussions, so that we can work to offer the support people need.

19th February, Gallery Room 3, 17:00-19:00

Come along to our BME Caucus! If you are BME, then this caucus is for you. This caucus will be run by our

Caucuses are opportunities for members of a certain group to meet and discuss the issues that concern them. They are a safe space where people can openly and honestly discuss their experiences and perspectives. It is the LGBT+ Committee’s hope that ideas for campaigns and socials might be generated from these discussions, so that we can work to offer the support people need.

20th February, View Room 6, 17:00-19:00

Come along to our Bi+ Caucus! If you are anyone who experiences sexual or romantic attraction to people of more than one gender, then this caucus is for you. As we currently have no Bi+ Caucus Leader, this caucus will be run by our Publicity Media Officer. (If you're interested in the position, keep an eye out for our next EGM!)

Caucuses are opportunities for members of a certain group to meet and discuss the issues that concern them. They are a safe space where people can openly and honestly discuss their experiences and perspectives. It is the LGBT+ Committee’s hope that ideas for campaigns and socials might be generated from these discussions, so that we can work to offer the support people need.

26th February, View Room 6, 17:00-19:00

Come along to our Disabled Caucus! If you are anyone who identifies as having any form of disability, then this caucus is for you. This caucus will be run by our Disability Rep.

Caucuses are opportunities for members of a certain group to meet and discuss the issues that concern them. They are a safe space where people can openly and honestly discuss their experiences and perspectives. It is the LGBT+ Committee’s hope that ideas for campaigns and socials might be generated from these discussions, so that we can work to offer the support people need.

27th February 2020, St. George's Church Lecture Theatre. 10.30am-12pm

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Jessica Lynn is a world-renowned transgender advocate, educator, and activist. Her experiences as a transgender woman and parent led her to dedicate her life to spreading awareness and acceptance for gender non-conforming communities around the world. Over the past several years, Jessica has crisscrossed the globe sharing the story of her journey over 750 times in 28 different countries and is now considered to be one of the foremost transgender speakers due to her dynamic, refreshingly honest speaking style and signature ask-me-anything Q&A sessions.

28th February 2020, Foundry, 22:00-02:00

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DONT YOU START WITH ME LOVIE ????

Believe this or not my loves, Britain's own Queen of Clean is gracing the Grapefruit stage- bringing her charm and charisma in the bucket loads for another fantastically fruity night of drag and decadence.

You want trouble? You've got it:

All scrubbed up and ready to face the Cleaning Queen, a host of Queens and Kings from local Drag Houses will be joining us on the Foundry catwalk. Kim will also be taking part in a live Q&A on stage, followed by a free meet & greet.

Adding some sweet to our sour for the night, we'll also be joined behind the decks by Fruit n Juices Cherry B. Expect everything from Club Trax & RnB, to Dancehall & Disco and to Queer Bangers' and a bit of eveything in between.

Bring yourselves, be yourselves and come and get down on the dancefloor with us as we let loose and celebrate all things Queer.