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LGBT History Month 2019 Event


Event

Date

Time

Location

Description

Staying Out Exhibition

All Month

All Day

Keynes Teaching Foyer

Curated from the LGBTQ archive at the Bishop's Gate Institute, this exhibition vividly depicts the LGBTQ struggle over multiple decades, around the concepts of  "Coming out", "Protests", "Pride" and "Equality"

Free and non-ticketed event

LGBT History Month Book Club

All month

All Day

Online

Student Services, Information Services and Kent Union have created a Book Club for students and staff who want to feed their literary curiosity and discover new books and resources outside of their academic studies.
This Book Club, linking with LGBT History Month, features over 30 titles, classic and modern, fiction and non-fiction, from all over the world! They explore and celebrate achievements and challenges of the LGBTQ+ community both historically and in the world today.
Book club link: https://rl.talis.com/3/kent/lists/76E8E204-8AA7-C3A2-B78E-BFE24E9682EF.html?lang=en-GB&login=1

Out and Proud Exhibition

All Month

All Day

Drill Hall Library

The University of Kent is proud of its diverse student, staff and alumni community.  ‘Out and Proud’ aims to showcase some of our LGBT+ champions, role models, and allies to highlight the amazing people on our campuses who share their stories to inspire others.  This exhibition also features books from the Library on and by LGBT+ role models throughout the ages

Free and non-ticketed event

inQuire special edition

All Month

All Day

Various locations across campus

February will see a very special copy of inQuire that recognises and celebrates LGBT History Month and the LGBTQ+ community.

Grab your free copy now!

Flags on campus

All Month

All Day

College, Registry and Medway Campus

Across our campuses, flags are being flown to celebrate LGBT History Month. The following flags are in the following locations: Registry: Philly Pride;
Woolf: Genderqueer;
Turing: Transgender;
Darwin: Non-Binary;
Keynes: Lesbian;
Rutherford; Bisexual;
Eliot: Asexual;
Medway: Rainbow. 

Gendered Intelligence: Sexual Assault and Violence in the Trans Community Talk

Tuesday 5 February

5pm

DLT2

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community – including LGBTQ people. Studies suggest that around half of transgender people and bisexual women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetimes. Gendered Intelligence work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they particularly specialise in supporting young trans people under the age of 21

Event Warning: May contain information or material that is potentially upsetting or triggering. If you require further advice and support, please contact Student Support and wellbeing

Free and non-ticketed event

Travis

Tuesday 5 February

8pm

Gulbenkian Café

Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre maker. In the last two years they have been noted by numerous publications, such as ARTSY, ID AND MOBO _AWARDS, as one of the most prominent emerging queer artistic voices, and also listed in OUT as an influential queer figure, appeared in campaigns with MAC X ASOS and performed across the country and internationally.
Their unique mixture of performance, poetry, style, political views and risk taking performances has given them a unique placement both nationally and internationally.
Free and non-ticketed event
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Supporting Male Survivors: A Presentation from SurvivorsUK

Thursday 7 February

6pm

KS17

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community – including LGBTQ people. Come along to debunk some of the common myths around male rape and sexual abuse, find out what SurvivorsUK are doing to combat sexual violence, and learn how builders tools can be the best instrument you have to help a friend through disclosing a sexual assault.

Event Warning: May contain information or material that is potentially upsetting or triggering. If you require further advice and support, please contact Student Support and wellbeing

Free ticketed event – book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-male-survivors-a-presentation-from-survivorsuk-tickets-54294647753?ref=estw 

Book Club

Thursday 7, 14, 21 and 28 February

6pm

D.G.02 Templeman Library

This is a partnership with the Library and Kent Union for students who want to feed their literary curiosity and discover new books and resources outside of their academic studies. The book club will have a chosen text to read for a month and will be related to social and political topics in the 21st century.

February will be exploring African American Author James Baldwin and his literature with a particular focus on his 1956 novel ‘Giovanni’s Room’ which focuses on the protagonist’s relationships and sexuality in 1950’s Paris, France. During each meeting we will facilitate discussions of the relevant themes found throughout the book; themes that are pertinent to the LGBTQ+ community which we feel are important to explore. The topics range from masculinity and sexual identity to the idea of LGBTQ+ spaces and their increased popularity in our day to day lives.

There will be copies of the book available and links for an audio version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZMloJ-AWJE&t=1211s) as well as a PDF version (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-MWjwqVu7VyX3NRQXhtMHFwYmc/view). We encourage you to read some of the book before to coming to the club, but this is not necessary as we will all explore the book together as a group

Boys Don’t Cry: Film Screening

Friday 8 February

6pm

GLT3

Trans man Brandon (formally known as Teena), adopts his new male identify and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. 

Free and non-ticketed event

Self-Defence Workshop for people identifying as women only

Saturday 9 February

3-5pm

Parkwood Dance Studio

Hollaback! is a photoblog and grassroots initiative to raise awareness about and combat street harassment by posting photographs and narrative accounts of individuals' encounters. This female identifying-only self-defence workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn some basic self-defence skills. No prior experience necessary.

Free ticketed event – book via   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-only-self-defense-workshop-tickets-54639887374?ref=estw   

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday 13 February

7pm

Gulbenkian Cinema

Cameron Post (Chloe Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she's caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens "struggling with same-sex attraction." At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs – but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.  Followed by a panel discussion

Tickets £5 - £8.70. Book via: https://thegulbenkian.co.uk/event/the-miseducation-of-cameron-post-2/
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Out and Proud Exhibition Launch

Thursday 14 February

4pm

Drill Hall Library

The University of Kent is proud of its diverse student, staff and alumni community.  ‘Out and Proud’ aims to showcase some of our LGBT+ champions, role models, and allies to highlight the amazing people on our campuses who share their stories to inspire others.  This exhibition also features books from the Library on and by LGBT+ role models throughout the ages

The exhibition will be opened by University of Kent Vice-Chancellor Karen Cox, Champion for the LGBT+ Staff Network
Please register for your FREE ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/out-and-proud-lgbt-role-models-exhibition-tickets-55154868697

Diversity and Disruption: An Intersectional Valentine

Thursday 14 February

10am-4pm

Jarman building

Opening dialogues around the challenges diversity offers to theories and practices in visual and online cultures, our intersectional Valentine combines short interdisciplinary and interactive workshops to provoke questions on the diversity of images, diversity in themes and the making of visual and online cultures. Taking place on the 14th of February, we position Diversity and Disruption as an alternative love event, which additionally considers connectivity, digital intimacy, intersectionality and representation in the post-digital age. Diversity and Disruption is organised by Professor Aylish Wood and Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, and is a joint event between the School of Arts' Film, Media and Culture research cluster and the Identity, Politics and the Arts research cluster. All events are free to attend - please click the links below for further information and to book your tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diversity-and-disruption-an-intersectional-valentine-tickets-55519713959

Researching the Rainbow Conference

Saturday 16 February

10am-5pm

Aphra Foyer and Lecture Theatre

The conference, which takes part during LGBT History Month, is to showcase the vast array of excellent research being done on or related to LGBT+ people and issues, and to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration and networking.
Previous topics have included gay and lesbian representation in the media, transgender issues within mental health care and parenting law, British colonial laws on sodomy, homosexual WWII clandestine operatives, and queer exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Headlined by Munroe
Free ticketed event – book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-the-rainbow-conference-2019-tickets-52899868932?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Munroe

Saturday 16  February

4pm

Aphra Foyer and Lecture Theatre

Model, DJ and social activist. Munroe was the first transgender model in the UK for L'Oréal and is the keynote speaker and headliner at the Researching the Rainbow Conference
image of Munroe the singer

Free ticketed event – book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-the-rainbow-conference-2019-tickets-52899868932?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Mythbusters On Campus

Monday 25th February

1.10-2.10pm

KS16 / M1-16

Session for University of Kent staff members. Come and ask some of our LGBTQ+ students (the ‘Mythbusters’) all those questions you wanted to ask but never felt able to about terminology and the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals. Questions can be submitted anonymously at the session.

Free and non-ticketed event

 

 

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Last Updated: 06/02/2019