LGBT+ History Month

 February 2020 

February is LGBT+ History Month – an annual month long observance which celebrates the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people throughout history; their lives, experiences, and achievements.

At BCUSU we’re proud of our diverse community which supports students of any sexual orientation or gender identity – you can use this page to check out events hosted by our student groups this month, so click below and get involved!

 

“This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the history of the LGBTQ+ community through attending fun and informative events. Whether you're a member of the community or not, you're welcome to attend any of the many events taking place throughout the month, organised by the LGBTQ+ Society and other groups from BCUSU and the wider community! This month is for those of us who identify as LGBTQ+ to celebrate our history and the progress we've made, and for those who are not part of the community to learn more about it, challenging stigmas and stereotypes and maybe making some friends along the way! We look forward to seeing you!” The LGBTQ+ Society 

Awareness Month Events

LGBTQ+ Society Meet and Greet
C388, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus
Kick off LGBT+ History Month by joining the LGBTQ+ Society for their fortnightly meet-up!
Society Event | Awareness Month Event
LGBTQ+ Society Fortnightly Meet Up
C388, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus
Celebrate LGBT+ History Month, and join the LGBTQ+ Society for their fortnightly meet up.
Society Event | Awareness Month Event
Film Society PRIDE Film Screening
C382, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus.
We're collaborating with the LGBTQ+ Society - showing a film every day next week as part of LGBT+ History Month! Come kick this off with us by watching Pride.
Society Event | Awareness Month Event
Film Society THE FAVOURITE Film Screening
C384, Curzon, City Centre Campus.
We're collaborating with the LGBTQ+ Society - showing a film every day next week as part of LGBT+ History Month! Join us for day two by watching The Favourite.
Society Event | Awareness Month Event
Film Society MAURICE Film Screening
C384, Curzon, City Centre Campus.
We're collaborating with the LGBTQ+ Society - showing a film every day next week as part of LGBT+ History Month! Join us for day three by watching Maurice.
Society Event | Awareness Month Event
Film Society PARIS IS BURNING Film Screening
C384, Curzon, City Centre Campus.
We're collaborating with the LGBTQ+ Society - showing a film every day next week as part of LGBT+ History Month! Join us for day four to watch Paris is Burning.
Society Event | Awareness Month Event
Film Society RAFIKI Film Screening
C384, Curzon, City Centre Campus.
We're collaborating with the LGBTQ+ Society - showing a film every day next week as part of LGBT+ History Month! Join us for our final day by watching Rafiki.
Society Event | Awareness Month Event

More Information

LGBT+ is an acronym which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and the + refers to many other identities such as Asexual, Questioning, etc. You can find a full list of what the useful terms on the Stonewall Website.

Useful Links

  • LGBTQ+ Society
    The LGBTQ+ Society works to support all LGBTQ+ students at BCU, hosting regular socials and events to strengthen the community, and coordinating campaigns to lobby for the changes LGBTQ+ people want to see. This society is free to join.
  • Birmingham LGBT
    Birmingham LGBT+ supports the vibrant and diverse LGBT+ community in Birmingham – it provides services ranging from sexual health to fitness.