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LGBTUA+ History Month

Celebrated annually in February

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LGBTUA+ History Month is observed throughout February, it is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans history, and the history of the LGBTUA+ rights and related civil rights movements.

The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by:

  • Increasing the visibility of LGBTUA+ people, their history, lives, and experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community.
  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBTUA+ community.
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBTUA+ communities.
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBTUA+ people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBTUA+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

If you want to learn more about LGBTUA+ History Month and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.

 

Events for LGBTUA+ History Month 2020

Library - Sex and Sexuality Archive

During February 2020, the Library will have access to Sex and Sexuality, an online archive of essential primary resources provided by Adam Matthew Digital in collaboration with Research Collections and The Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections.

Sex and Sexuality provides unprecedented access to collections from prominent sex researchers and sexologists. Papers from Dr John Money and Dr Harry Benjamin document advances in areas as diverse as biology, health and medicine, sociology, anthropology, and psychology, whilst collected research from Alice Withrow Filed and James W Edwards offers important investigations into criminology and global attitudes towards sex. This is supplemented by extensive Kinsey Institute Director correspondence, institute reports, conference programmes, and collected materials from sex research organisations, associations, and societies around the world.

Key research topics covered:

  • Gender identities.
  • Sexual preferences.
  • Sexual behaviours.
  • Sexual health.
  • Global and regional perspectives on sex.
  • Sex education.
  • Reproduction.
  • Organisations, Societies, and Advocacy Groups.
  • Relationships, marriage, and family.
  • Academic and professional research.

Check the Library's Trials webpage during LGBTUA+ History Month (February) for details of how to access the resource on and off campus. You can also contact Kat Waters for more information and to let the Library know how you found the resource - get in touch with Kat on Katherine dot Waters at warwick dot ac dot uk.

 

Valentines Card-Making

Tuesday 4 February 2020
12 - 2pm
Meeting Room 2, SUHQ

Finding the right card can be difficult, especially if you're part of the LGBTUA+ community, so this year Warwick Students' Union are making their own! Join in to design your own Valentines card, be it for a romantic partner or a friend. All materials provided free of charge.

Find more information on the Valentines Card-Making Facebook event page.

 

Queer History Warwick - Nanette Screening and Discussion

Wednesday 5 February 2020
2 - 5.30pm
S0.18 and S0.20, Social Sciences

Please be aware that this performance screening contains themes that some may find difficult.

You are free to watch Nanette at your leisure and join us afterwards for the discussion. If you are joining us for the whole event, the session will have the following schedule:

  • 2 - 3.30pm - Introduction and screening of Nanette (S0.18).
  • 3.30 - 4pm - Break (S0.18).
  • 4 - 5.30pm - Panel discussion and Q&A (S0.20).

Find more information on the Queer History Warwick webpage.

 

Warwick Amnesty - Being a Good Ally 101

Wednesday 5 February 2020
4 - 5pm
H2.44, Humanities

Join Warwick Amnesty for an interactive workshop, analysing privilege to determine (or explain, if you’re part of the LGBTUA+ community) how you can be a good ally both within and outside of Warwick campus.

Find more information on the Being a Good Ally 101 Facebook event page.

 

Warwick Amnesty - LGBTI Rights: A Talk By a Rainbow Network Activist

Thursday 6 February 2020
7 - 8pm
S0.13, Social Sciences

Warwick Amnesty is proud to host a talk by the Transgender leader of Amnesty's Rainbow Network, Maria Munir.

Maria will give some insight on the Rainbow Network and their ongoing campaigns as well as talk about the situation for LGBTI defenders across the world. They will also include a part about their personal journey as an LGBTI human rights defender who has done advocacy from the grassroots level all the way to the UN.

Find more information on the LGBTI Rights Facebook event page.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Sexual Health Drop-In

Friday 7 February 2020
12 - 3pm
Atrium, SUHQ

The SU organises a series of Drop-In Sexual Health Clinics each year for students, which are a free confidential drop-in service that offers testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), as well as resources & guidance on sexual health, safer sex & contraception.

These clinics offer:

  • Self-testing kits for chlamydia.
  • Free safer sex materials, including condoms and lube.
  • C-Card scheme collection point.
  • Peer to peer sexual health support.

Find more information on the Students' Union Sexual Health Drop-In webpage.

 

Warwick Student's Union - 'Building a Trans-Inclusive University' Staff Workshop

Friday 7 February 2020
1 - 2pm
R0.14, Ramphal Building

Be part of building a trans-inclusive university by attending a workshop this term. No prior knowledge required, the workshops will address what it means to be trans, correct terminology, issues faced by the trans community, university policy, and practical steps to being a trans supporter.

Questions this workshop will address:

  • What does 'trans' mean and what is the correct terminology to use?
  • What issues do trans staff and students face in a university environment?
  • What is in the University's 'Trans & Gender Reassignment Policy'?
  • What support do trans colleagues and students need?
  • What tangible things can each of us do to build a trans-inclusive university environment?

Find more information on the Students' Union Trans-Inclusion Workshops webpage or contact the facilitator via sam.parr@warwicksu.com.

 

Queer History Warwick - Dr Gemma Romain event

Friday 7 February 2020
4 - 6pm
R3.41, Ramphal Building

Dr Gemma Romain is an independent historian that specialises in Caribbean and Black British history, with a focus on archives, art, and queer Black British histories; and on African-Caribbean diasporic histories with a focus on Grenada and Jamaica.

Find more information on the Queer History Warwick webpage.

 

Warwick Amnesty - ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Film Screening

Friday 7 February 2020
5 - 8pm
S0.21, Social Sciences

Find more information on the 'Call Me By Your Name Film' Screening Facebook event page.

 

Trans Community Swimming Session

Monday 10 February 2020
1.30 - 3.30pm
Sports Hub

This session is open to University of Warwick members of Trans and/or non-binary community to go swimming.

  • For University of Warwick staff and students.
  • Free to attend, just sign up.
  • For any member of the Trans or non-binary community.
  • It doesn't matter how confident you are in the water, there will be a shallow section and buoyancy aids available.

Find more information on the Trans Community Swimming Session webpage.

 

LGBTUA+ History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wednesday 12 February 2020
2 - 4pm
Floor 2 Training Room, Library

To celebrate LGBTUA+ history month join the Library and Wikimedia UK to improve the representation of LGBTUA+ individuals, cultures and events by learning how to create and edit Wikipedia pages.

Staff and students are all welcome to attend!

  • Before the event:
    • Register for a free wikipedia account before you attend. This will save you time and give you a chance to get to get to grips with how to edit pages!
    • Email the Library at library at warwick dot ac dot uk to let them know your Wikipedia user name so they can organise the correct editing permissions.
  • During the event:
    • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please let event organisers know any dietary requirements at library at warwick dot ac dot uk.
    • Photography will take place during the event, please let event organisers know if you would prefer not to be photographed at library at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Find more information on the LGBTUA+ History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon webpage.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Sexual Health Drop-In

Thursday 13 February 2020
5 - 7pm
S0.28, Social Sciences

The SU organises a series of Drop-In Sexual Health Clinics each year for students, which are a free confidential drop-in service that offers testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), as well as resources & guidance on sexual health, safer sex & contraception.

These clinics offer:

  • Self-testing kits for chlamydia.
  • Free safer sex materials, including condoms and lube.
  • C-Card scheme collection point.
  • Peer to peer sexual health support.

Find more information on the Students' Union Sexual Health Drop-In webpage.

 

Warwick Student's Union - 'Building a Trans-Inclusive University' Staff Workshop

Monday 17 February 2020
10 - 11am
R0.03, Ramphal Building

Be part of building a trans-inclusive university by attending a workshop this term. No prior knowledge required, the workshops will address what it means to be trans, correct terminology, issues faced by the trans community, university policy, and practical steps to being a trans supporter.

Questions this workshop will address:

  • What does 'trans' mean and what is the correct terminology to use?
  • What issues do trans staff and students face in a university environment?
  • What is in the University's 'Trans & Gender Reassignment Policy'?
  • What support do trans colleagues and students need?
  • What tangible things can each of us do to build a trans-inclusive university environment?

Find more information on the Students' Union Trans-Inclusion Workshops webpage or contact the facilitator via sam.parr@warwicksu.com.

 

Queer History Warwick - Lola Olufemi (University of Cambridge)

Friday 18 February 2020
5 - 7pm
OC1.04, Oculus

Lola Olufemi is a queer feminist writer and organiser and the co-author of 'A FLY Girl's Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Elitism and Power'.

This event forms part of a History Research Seminar Programme called 'The Politics of Diversity From Historical Perspective'.

Find more information on the Queer History Warwick webpage.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Sexual Health Drop-In

Thursday 20 February 2020
12 - 5pm
Sports Hub

The SU organises a series of Drop-In Sexual Health Clinics each year for students, which are a free confidential drop-in service that offers testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), as well as resources & guidance on sexual health, safer sex & contraception.

These clinics offer:

  • Self-testing kits for chlamydia.
  • Free safer sex materials, including condoms and lube.
  • C-Card scheme collection point.
  • Peer to peer sexual health support.

Find more information on the Students' Union Sexual Health Drop-In webpage.

 

Sport National Governing Body Letter-Writing Event

Tuesday 25 February 2020
1.30 - 3.30pm
Student's Union Graduate Space

Are you part of a sports club exec committee? Want to understand, and help improve your NGB's trans athletes policy? Express your interest in this event, where SU officers and staff will be available to support and advise you in doing just that. You'll come away with an understanding of what your NGB's policy means for trans athletes wishing to compete in your sport, and a draft letter your club can send to your NGB calling for change (where necessary).

Express an interest in attending the Sport National Governing Body Letter-Writing Event.

 

LGBTUA+ and Faith Ideas Space

Tuesday 25 February 2020
3pm
Chaplaincy Central Space

Are you LGBTUA+ and interested in faith and/or spirituality? Come along to discuss ideas about how we can support spirituality and faith for LGBTUA+ people.

Supported by Warwick SU and the Anglican and Free Church Chaplaincy.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery OUTing The Past 2020

Saturday 22 February 2020
Time TBC
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

OUTing The Past is an annual celebration of LGBT+ history. Throughout the year BMAG celebrate the past, preserve the present, and look towards the future. OUTing The Past has featured speakers from all over the world - showcasing the depth and breadth of the LGBTUA+ community.

Warwick Students' Union will be arranging for a group to go to BMAG together. The event is free, but the cost of travel is not included.

Find more information on the OUTing the Past Facebook event page.

 

Rainbow Run

Friday 28 February 2020
1 - 2pm
Sports Hub

Don your brightest and most colourful clothes/accessories and join us for a 5K run around campus. Participants are welcome to fundraise for charity or simply participate.

Find more information on the Rainbow Run Facebook event page.

You may also be interested in:

LGBTUA+ Initiatives - including Trans Web Portal, LGBTUA+ Supporters, Role Models, and pronoun badges

Staff Networks - including LGBTUA+ Networks

Training, Guidance, and Resources - including Trans Awareness Guide and Safe Overseas Travel Guide

Taskforces and SIC - including LGBTUA+ Taskforce

Events - including LGBTUA+ History Month

Charters - including Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index (LGBTUA+ equality benchmarking exercise)

Attending an event in a building you're not familiar with? Find the location of gender-neutral toilets on campus here.