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LGBT History Month 2021

Official logo for LGBTHM 2021

February is LGBT History Month

We have marked LGBT History Month at the Univerity every year since 2010.

Our programme of events in 2021 may take on a slightly different format, nonetheless we'll still be ensuring we have a varied selection of things to participate in which represent our LGBTQ+ spectrum.

We'll be looking at the month through the lens of Mind, Body and Spirit as the theme for the month, but also how we can highlight the vast intersectionalities within our own LGBTQ+ community.  Read our data Blog on the subject here


1 February: ALL DAY - we're launching the month by asking as many people as possible to update their pronouns on their signatures and Zoom screens.  Find out why it's important: Staff Communications.

8 February: LGBT+ film shorts - join us for a selection of film shorts looking at different intersectionalites of the LGBT+ spectrum. Message us for the zoom link

10 February: SPORT goes rainbow!  To show support to LGBT colleagues, all attendees at online SPORT events will be encouraged to 'rainbow up'!  See all classes here: Active Anywhere

10 February 2pm-4pm: My LGBTQ+ History' Zine Making Session. Partially inspired by the LGBT Foundation's Black History Makers series, this session will see LGBTQ+ students recording their own history in the form of zines. Staff welcome to attend and get stuck in, too.  More information

11 February 1.30pm-2.30pm: LGBT+ Wellbeing seminar: Join Chris from We Are Wellbeing to learn about wellbeing challenges faced by the LGBTQ community, how tackle them and how allies can offer support. Book Here

17 February 10am: ALLOUT Allies training: Find out what it means to be an ally via this training sessions for registered allies.  More info on the Allies training page.

23 February 6pm Alumni Panel discussion: join notable alumna Christine Burns MBE, staff and students for a facilitated discussion on mind, body and spirit. Listen to the podcast here.

25 February 5pm: Annual Quiz - yes, it will be online, but it will still be fun!  Pit your wits in teams across a broad range of subjects hosted by our inimitable host Barry

The Student LGBTQ society also have a range of events happening and these can be found here: LGBT History Month at the SU

Other Resources

The Faculty of Humanties have summarised their notable LGBT+ research from the past 12 months:

If you enjoy walking you can find here details of Rainbow Walking inspiration and Rainbow Rambling on Campus, Manchester and beyond!

Or why not include our ZOOM Background on your next Zoom or Teams call


An infographic summarising events