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LGBT+ History Month 2022

logo for LGBT+ History Month

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

Our programme of events in 2022 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 LGBT+ spectrum.

We'll be looking at the month through the lens of Politics in Art as the theme for the month, but also how we can highlight the vast intersectionalities within our own LGBT+ 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.  You can also update your ststus in Teams to show this.  Find out why it's important: Staff Communications and how to do it on our Prounouns Page.

9 February: 12 noon and 4.30pm: film shorts - enjoy our selection of LGBT+ film shorts via Zoom.  Eventbrite sign up.

14 February 4.30pm: ‘How many LGBT+ sports people can you name?  Probably not many!  Being out at the top of your game as a member of the LGBT+ community has always been, and continues to be, a barrier for many top athletes.  During this short session we’ll hear from some LGBT+ sports people, their stories, their struggles and their triumphs.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss how we can be more inclusive at UoM for all to be involved in sport’.  Eventbrite sign up.

17 February 6pm: you will hear from Hayley-Jane Sims, writer and Your Manchester Stories podcast host; Rob Cookson, Deputy CEO of the LGBT Foundation; Dominic Bilton, Student and Young Persons Producer at the Whitworth; and Dr Monica Pearl, Lecturer in 20th Century American Literature, discussing the theme of this year’s LGBT+ History Month: Politics in Art. You will also have a chance to pose your own questions to the panel on the night. Podcast of the event now available here. (also available on other podcast platforms)

21 - 24 February - our Sport classes all have a rainbow and neon glow theme! More info here: LGBTHM in Sport

23 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 RAINBOW DAY: the AU will be encouraging all clubs to wear rainbow laces, dress up, decorate, run social media posts and campaigns, and anything else they can think of. It’s their main day to celebrate the month! More info here: LGBTHM in SPORT

24 February 12noon: Him - Her - They - Why do we use pronouns? Navigating the landscape.  An open discussion on the use of pronouns and how including them in things like your email signature can support a more inclusive environment.  Book using this Eventbrite Link.

24 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.

27 February ALL DAY: It's payday, but it's also data day!  When you visit MyView to collect your salary slip, why not check and update your Equality Information.


The Student LGBTQ society also have a range of events happening and these will be published shortly

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