‘LGBTQ+ History Month is normally a time for us to come together and celebrate with a range of activities and events, and raise awareness and visibility of LGBTQ+ staff and students at Oxford Brookes…..and we still are!’
Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student and Staff Experience
The LGBTQ+ Society and LGBTQ+ Staff Forum have been busy planning 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.
On 10 February Liv Little, founder of gal-dem, will be appearing in conversation with members of the LGBTQ+ Society and LGBTQ+ Staff Forum at ‘A little more conversation? Takeovers and untold stories in the media industry’, sharing her perspectives on storytelling, marginalised voices and community building for spotlighting creative talents of women and non-binary people of colour.
The LGBTQ+ History Month webpage provides information about our events for students and staff, including documentary screenings, LGBTQ+ research showcases, and the LGBTQ+ History Month Quiz.
Celine Bagtas, President of the LGBTQ+ Society, along with all of the committee members, has organised a programme of events for Brookes students. The opening event on 3 February 2021 is a conversation with athlete and global LGBTQ+ advocator Amazin LeThi, to mark the start of LGBTQ+ Month. Throughout the month, watch out for virtual events to meet new friends, Student Queerfest to celebrate LGBTQ+ around the world with games and prizes, Trans Panel show and LGBTQ+ movies and documentaries.
Check out the LGBTQ+ Society’s social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram, for any updates and information on the events.