LGBTQ History Month celebrates the lives and achievements of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
It takes place every February – but we support work to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia all year round.
In Cambridgeshire the event is co-ordinated by Encompass Network, in partnership with many local organisations.
You can see the full LGBTQ History Month programme of events on the Encompass website. Highlights include:
- An Introduction to Queer History – Friday 1 February, 5pm at Mill Lane Lecture Theatres, 8 Mill Lane
A talk by activist and cofounder of Andrew Lumsden, Gay News.
- Dot Cotton – Saturday 2 February from 9pm at the Q Club, Station Road
The long-running club night marks the start of LGBTQ History Month.
- ‘Nothing Just Ever Disappears’ – Monday 4 February, 6pm at the Howard Building, Downing College, Regent Street
A talk by Diarmuid Hester on innovative queer American writing in the 1980s.
- MP Panel at University of Cambridge Union – Friday 8 February, 7pm at Emmanuel Church, Trumpington Street
A panel discussion on political parties’ interaction with LGBTQ communities.
- Rainbow Pilgrims – Saturday 9 February at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street
An exhibition discovering the hidden history of LGBTQ migrants in the UK using film, photography and people’s own words.
- Trash! Waste and Excess in Queer Cultures – Saturday 16 February from 10am at the Faculty of English, West Road and another venue (to be confirmed)
A day of events including a daytime symposium followed by an evening of performances, drag acts and music.
- Sing If You Are Glad – Saturday 16 February, 2pm at the Mary Allen Building, Homerton College, Hills Road
A fun and inclusive singing session open to all
- Queers in Shorts – Thursday 21 February at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, St Andrew’s Street
A monthly short films night.
- Curated by the Community – from Monday 25 February at the Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street
An exhibition about local LGBTQ lives and experiences.