Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

LGBT History Month - WEBBANNER

LGBT+ History Month has been celebrated throughout February every year at the university since 2005. Its purpose is to raise awareness of LGBT+ history, celebrate people within the LGBT+ community and make progress towards a more equitable future.

For 2023, we have a variety of events and celebrations that staff and students can get involved in – including film screenings, talks and workshops, as well as opportunities to get creative and ask questions about LGBTQIA+ identities.

Please have a look below and get involved! We will be updating the information regularly with any additional details as and when they are confirmed.

List of events for LGBT+ History Month 2023
 Name of eventLocation of eventDate and time of event How to book

Suggest titles for LGBTQIA+ reading list
Find your next good read with Libraries’ LGBTQIA+ reading list of staff and student suggested titles including award-winning fiction, graphic novels, essay collections, poetry and more. 
Do you have a favourite book by an LGBTQIA+ writer that's missing from the list? Let Libraries know by completing the online form (right).

UoN Libraries Throughout Feb Make a suggestion for the LGBTQIA+ reading list

Filming project - UoN staff & students
The university is looking for current staff and students who identify as LGBTQ+ to be part of a filming project that will release towards the end of February as part of LGBTQ+ History Month. We need people who are comfortable with sharing their lived experience on camera, in an informal conversational style. The film shoot will happen during the first two weeks of February.

If you’d like to be involved, please email using the link (right) with ‘LGBTQ+ interview’ in the subject line and tell us a bit about yourself in the message.

To be confirmed First two weeks of Feb  Email the team if you'd like to be involved

Some Other Mirror: a theatre performance by Laurie Owen
A theatre performance about a trans man during UK lockdown which incorporates monologue, comedy and songs.  After highly successful runs at The Edinburgh Fringe, and Nonsuch Studios, this dazzling, technically masterful, and politically relevant piece is now free to watch online.

 N/A Available to watch now Watch the performance here

Behind the B in LGBTQIA+: The Unspeakable Vice of the Greeks
Two final year vet students, Felix and Jess, will share their own experiences in the vet world and the general censorship of being bisexual. 

Online (Microsoft Teams)  Wednesday 1 Feb, from 6pm - 7pm Click here to join Felix and Jess 

Workshop: Exploring LGBTQ+ issues in politics and international relations
A two-part interactive workshop for SPIR students to explore LGBTQ+ issues within International Relations (IR). The first part will allow students to draw upon Queer Theory to explore several contemporary issues in IR. The second part is a space for students to reflect and make suggestions (collaborating with staff) on how to further embed LGBTQ+ topics, voices, and experiences in our teaching and wider university community. 
Light refreshments will be available for attendees.

B23, Pope Building, University Campus Wednesday 8 Feb, from 11am - 1.30pm To be confirmed

Over the Rainbow of Computer Science: Film Screening of The Imitation Game
The School of Computer Science invite you to this film screening based on the real-life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing.

Computer Science Building, Room A07, University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus

Map (Grid ref: D2, building 4)

Monday 20 Feb, from 12pm - 2pm Book your place here

Global Queer Women’s Cinema: Film Screening of Bad Women of China and Conversation with He Xiaopei
This event consists of the screening of the 2021 film Bad Women of China and a post-screening Q&A with the queer feminist director Xiaopei He. 

Monica Partridge, Room C14, University Park Campus

Map (Grid ref: D3, building 62)

Monday 20 Feb, from 3pm - 5pm Book your place here

Improving the lives of others in the community: How can we help those who are living in countries facing oppression - unable to wear their colours with pride?
Fourth year vet student Jade Owen will be sharing their own thoughts on an important topic in our community. 

Online (Microsoft Teams) Wednesday 22 Feb, from 6pm - 7pm 

Click here to join Jade

Deconstructing Rainbow Flags: creative drop-in
People are invited to drop in and design rainbow flags that celebrate their different identities. These might be revisiting current LGBTQ+ flags, inventing new ones, considering how to represent allied and intersectional identities. This is a space for thinking about why we have rainbow flags, who these are for, how they might evolve in future. Participants are invited to share designs and ideas within the space, as well as with university colleague’s post-event. Creative materials and refreshments are provided.

Room A02+, Humanities Building, University Park Friday 24 Feb, from 12pm - 2pm Book your place here


Find out more about EDI at the University of Nottingham or our LGBTQIA+ Staff and Student Networks. 


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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