LGBT History Month 2020

LGBTQ+ History Month 2020

LGBT History Month celebrates annually, throughout the month of February, to provide education and awareness of the issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community and works to combat prejudice against it.

Since 2005 it has taken place on February in the UK and observes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

For LGBT History Month 2020 both the LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the Student LGBTQ+ Society have teamed up to bring you a host of educational, informative and engaging events throughout February.

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Thursday 06 February 

 

11:00 - 14:00

The Forum

Institute of Sexology: Join us and go on a tour of the Institute of Sexology, which was founded by German-Jewish sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld in 1919. Hirschfeld and his colleagues studied LGBTQ+ lives and identities. The Institute also provided medical care and political advocacy for trans people until it was destroyed by the Nazis in 1933.

Saturday 08 February 

 

12:00 - 14:00

The Imperial

Join members of the LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the LGBTQ+ Student Society at The Imperial for a social brunch. Meet members, learn more about the network and society and what happens at the University supporting both LGBTQ+ staff and students and the events that happen. 
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Monday 10 February 

 

20:00 - 22:00

The Ram

Join members of the LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the LGBTQ+ Student Society at The Ram for an LGBT History Month Pub Quiz. Meet members, learn more about the network and society and what happens at the University supporting both LGBTQ+ staff and students and win some prize money whilst at the same time raising money for a local charity Proud 2 Be.

Tuesday 11 February

 

12:30 - 13:30

The Old Library

The LGBT History Month Trans and Non-Binary Café will be held in the Old Library Chaplaincy Quiet Room. This is a space for all colleagues and students who identify as trans, non-binary or are questioning their gender. If you have questions or you’d like to discuss your access needs please contact Lena Worwood, Quality Support Administrator.

Thursday 13 February

 

10:00 - 14:00

 St Lukes - X Keys On Thursday 13 February, the LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the LGBTQ+ Student Society will be setting up a stall over in XKeys on the St Lukes campus. Meet members, learn more about the network and society and what happens at the University supporting both LGBTQ+ staff and students and the events that happen. 

Friday 14 February

 

12:00 - 14:00

The Forum On Friday 14 February the Eddystone Trust will be visiting the campus with the first of three days, between 12:00 and 14:00, where they will be carrying out FREE HIV tests. The Eddystone Trust is an independent organisation providing information and support for anyone affected by HIV across the South West. 
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Monday 17 February 

 

20:00 - 22:00

The Ram

Join members of the LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the LGBTQ+ Student Society at The Ram for a rescheduled LGBT History Month Pub Quiz. Meet members, learn more about the network and society and what happens at the University supporting both LGBTQ+ staff and students and win some prize money whilst at the same time raising money for a local charity Proud 2 Be.

Tuesday 18 February

 

12:00 - 13:30

Daphne du Maurier (Penryn)

To coincide with LGBT History Month, the first meeting of the Cornwall LGBTQ+ Staff Network will take place in the Daphne du Maurier Seminar E. All Exeter, Falmouth, FX Plus and Students’ Union colleagues are welcome to come along and discuss ideas for future network activity, as well as hear from colleagues from the LGBTQ+ Staff Network at Exeter Campuses. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to discuss your access needs, please contact Rae Preston, EDI Advisor. 

Thursday 20 February

 

17:30 - 19:30

The Arcade On Thursday 20 February, the LGBTQ+ Student Society will be hosting a comprehensive talk on LGBTQ+ specific sexual health and education by Lota Bantic. The University is very grateful to have her coming in to deliver these super important topics. Hosted at The Arcade on Fore Street.

Friday 21 February

 

12:00 - 14:00

The Forum On Friday 21 February the Eddystone Trust will be visiting the campus with the second of three days, between 12:00 and 14:00, where they will be carrying out FREE HIV tests. The Eddystone Trust is an independent organisation providing information and support for anyone affected by HIV across the South West. 
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Wednesday 26 February 

 

19:00 - 21:00

Newman Red Lecture Theatre

PRISM Exeter's LGBTQ+ STEMM celebratory event - Celebrating diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine during LGBT History Month. Featuring a welcome address from the PRISM Exeter chair and talks from the “Queer STEMM Champions” competition winners, and high-resolution microscopist, Dr Izzy Jayasinghe. All talks will take place in the Newman Red Lecture Theatre on the University of Exeter 's Streatham Campus.

Wednesday 26 February 

 

19:00 - 21:00

Seminar rooms A/B, Old Library Professor Adrian Thatcher is to give a talk on Gay and Queer-friendly readings of the Bible. If you would like to consider how Biblical texts can be applied in a way that is LGBTQ+ inclusive, you would be very welcome to come along. There will be tea and coffee on arrival followed by a talk by Adrian and Q&A.

 

Thursday 27 February 

 

13:00 - 14:00

G06, Knowledge Spa

(Cornwall)

This roundtable event is an open invitation to all to celebrate and discuss LGBT+ History Month. It is in G06 in the Knowledge Spa from 1300 to 1400 on February 27th. Anyone is free to turn up, contribute or just listen
Thursday 27 February 

 

12:00 - 14:00

The Forum On Thursday 27 February the Eddystone Trust will be visiting the campus for the third of three days, between 12:00 and 14:00, where they will be carrying out FREE HIV tests. The Eddystone Trust is an independent organisation providing information and support for anyone affected by HIV across the South West. 

Friday 28 February

 

09:30 - 16:30

The Met Office (Exeter) Spectrum will take place at the Met Office, Exeter on 28 February 2020. The event will run from 10.00 to 16.00 with registration from 09:30. Tickets must be booked online from Eventbrite.