LGBTQ+ History Month 2022

25 January 2022

LGBTQ+ History Month 2022 logo

LGBTQ+ History Month takes place every February in the UK and it has an overall aim to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

The Brookes Union LGBTQ+ Society has created a programme of events to mark the month including events, film screenings and talks. Keep an eye on the Brookes Union webpages for full details or click on the links below for more information:

Brookes Together: LGBTQ+ History Month Quiz - 1 February

An open-to-all quiz focusing on LGBTQ+ History month, run by Brookes LGBTQ+ Society and Brookes Union.

LGBTQ+ History Month film screenings - throughout February

Join other students in JHB208, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus to watch Pride, Moonlight, Rafiki and more during February.

LGBTQ+ BAME Careers Talk with Mayur Gupta - 10 February

Brookes Union presents a digital careers talk with speaker Mayur Gupta: founder and CEO of Career Accelerator, an education business that aims to help young people from a diverse range of backgrounds as they enter into the professional workplace.

DragProv Revue: LGBTQ+ History Month - 18 February

Lovable soft-boy 'Christian Adore’ and sassy queen 'Eaton Messe' are a drag double act, who, using the audience’s suggestions, create dazzling songs, sketches, and spontaneous raps.

The LGBTQ+ Staff Forum is also pleased to share its programme for LGBTQ+ History Month 2022 which is also open to students:

Complaint as a queer method with Sara Ahmed 

We are delighted to confirm that we will be welcoming Sara Ahmed, feminist writer and independent scholar, as the speaker for our flagship online event, Complaint as a queer method, on 16 February at 6.00pm.

This lecture will explore how complaints about hostile environments (such as transphobia and racism) are often made in hostile environments, which means that to complain is often to experience an intensification of the problems being complained about. Sara reflects on individual and collective complaint activism and making complaint a queer method.

In her recent book Complaint!, Sara draws on testimonies shared by academics and students who have made complaints about abuses of power or unequal working conditions in universities.

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, there are a number of other events and activities taking place this February, subject to current Covid-19 restrictions.

Pride flag raising - 1 February, 5.00pm (event held outdoors)

Join us for an in-person Pride flag raising at Headington Hill Hall. The Progress Pride flag will fly across our campuses during February and the Lloyd Building, Headington Campus will be lit-up in rainbow colours to show our solidarity and support for LGBTQ+ equality.

LGBTQ+ History Month Quiz - 24 February, 7.00pm (in-person event)

Sign up for the LGBTQ+ History Month Quiz in support of Amnesty International Oxford City Group, organised in collaboration with Brookes Sport and held at the BrookesSports Bar.

You can access a range of resources gathered by the LGBTQ+ Staff Forum. Library colleagues have also curated a range of reading lists and resources on inclusivity and diversity which includes a specific LGBTQ+ list developed with the LGBTQ+ Staff Forum.

Further details, events organised by Brookes Union and Student Societies and information on other local and community activities will be posted on the LGBTQ+ History Month webpage. Check back for updates!

Visit the national LGBTQ+ History Month webpage for more resources and events which link to the national theme for 2022 of ‘Politics in Art’.