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LGBTQ+ History Month events for February 2021
Oxford Brookes is proud to be part of the annual celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, joining universities, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations and employers, with a programme of events and activities to highlight the history and achievements of LGBTQ+ communities and perspectives on LGBTQ+ inclusion.
The LGBTQ+ Staff Forum and LGBTQ+ Society have planned a range of events for February, which will all take place online this year. Brookes will be raising new pride flags on each campus and lighting up Lloyd Building in rainbow colours to celebrate the month.
Liv Little is a journalist, author and curator who founded gal-dem, a media company committed to spotlighting the creative talents of women and non-binary people of colour, whilst at university, due to frustrations with the lack of stories being told from marginalised voices in the media and publishing industries.
Her commitment and love of storytelling weaves through all aspects of her work, which encompasses writing, TV research, event curation, and campaigns and public speaking.
For our LGBTQ+ History Month Lecture 2021, Liv will share her experiences and offer insights on storytelling and community building.
3 February 2021, 7pm Oxford Brookes LGBTQ+ Society's President Celine will be interviewing special Guest Amazin LeThi about growing up, being an athlete and being an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
Amazin LeThi is a global Vietnamese LGBTQ sports, human rights advocate and thought leader. She is also a former competitive bodybuilder, entertainment executive and the first Vietnamese internationally published fitness author. Amazin has captured audiences with her story from the United Nations to Google and governments from all around the world.
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9 and 16 February 2021, 12.30-2pm Oxford Brookes staff and PhD students showcase their research on LGBTQ+ topics at this LGBTQ+ History Month event:
All Brookes staff and students welcome
Registration form »
13 February 2021, 6pm Come and chat with fellow members of the Student LGBTQ+ Society or just chill and listen to good music. We have planned plenty of games that everyone can join and enjoy, including a round of speed dating for those looking for love.
All Brookes students welcome
15 February 2021, 7pm The Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club will be screening No Box For Me. An Intersex Story for LGBTQ+ History Month.
M and Deborah, like an estimated 1.7 percent of people, were born Intersex - with sex characteristics that are different from the binary understandings of male or female. Like many, M and Deborah were forced into unnecessary medical surgeries to “normalize” their body as a child—before they could understand what was going on.
The film reflects on the way intersex people seek to reappropriate their bodies and construct their identities.
Register via Eventbrite »
18 February 2021, 1-2.30pm The Bi and Pansexual Allies workshops are run by the LGBTQ+ Staff Forum and provide an introduction to Bi and Pansexual identities, the challenges Bi and Pansexual people face, and how to be an ally.
All Brookes staff welcome
18 February 2021, 7pm Seely and Paget’s story contributes to the architectural history of Harcourt Hill Campus. Always known as ‘the partners’, their relationship went beyond a business arrangement: as Paget put it, ‘we became virtually one person’. Yet, in a time when sexual activity between men was a serious criminal offence, it is impossible to know how intimate their relationship really was.
History Society talk. All welcome.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register »
18 February 2021, 7pm This Student LGBTQ+ Society event will discuss Trans Issues, particularly around Trans Youth, featuring guests Finn Greig from Gendered Intelligence and Dr Clara Barker from Topaz and LGBT Advocator.
22 February 2021, 7pm The Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club will be hosting a Netflix watch party screening of A Secret Love for LGBTQ+ History Month.
A former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player and her partner, Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, ran a successful interior decorating business, while keeping their lesbian relationship a secret from their families for almost seven decades. But coming out later in life brings its own set of challenges.
All welcome. *Please note that you will need your own Netflix account to join the party.*
25 February 2021, 7pm Join the Brookes LGBTQ+ Staff Forum and Amnesty Oxford City Group for this year's LGBTQ+ themed fundraising quiz.
All welcome. Up to six people per team.
Register your team »
26 February 2021, 6pm A Student LGBTQ+ Society event dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ people around the world. There will also be a pub quiz centring around LGBTQ+ around the world, and a traditional dress competition. This social night will be targeted for LGBTQ+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) Students, to create a safe space and fun social night for LGBTQ+ BIPOC students, meanwhile non-BIPOC students can appreciate the culture.
Download the LGBTQ+ History Month Programme 2020 here
Download the LGBTQ+ History Month Programme 2019 here
Download the LGBTQ+ History Month Programme 2018 here
Download the LGBTQ+ History Month Programme 2017 here
Download the LGBTQ+ History Month Programme 2016 here