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February is LGBT History Month

07 Feb 2007

A nationwide initiative to celebrate the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people

February is LGBT History Month - LGBT people have often hidden their sexuality from society for fear of retribution or have had their achievements ignored by others. LGBT History Month aims to redress this through a calendar of events themed around gay history.

To celebrate LGBT History Month, the LGBT Staff Network Committee has invited three guest speakers to share their thoughts and experiences. These three events are open to any member of the University community. The events are:

  • Professor Laura Doan, Professor of Cultural History and Sexuality Studies in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and CultureThursday 22 February 2007 (12 noon-1.30pm), Roscoe Building, Room 3.5
    'Which is the rooster, which is the hen? Female Masculinities in the Gay 20s'

    This talk tracks some of the changes in female fashions from the Great War to the late 1920s, to think further about how we make sense of sexual lives of the past.
  • Tom Robinson, Musician and broadcasterFriday 23 February 2007 (4.30pm-6pm), Roscoe Building, Room 3.3

    Tom takes us on his personal history tour from teenage self-loathing and recovery, along '2468 Motorways', to being a son and becoming a father. And why he is happy as 'a gay man in love with a woman'.
  • Jenny Roberts, Author
    Tuesday 27 February 2007 (1pm-2pm), Whitworth Council Chamber, situated above the Visitors' Centre

    Crime writer Jenny, whose third book Dead Reckoning is set in Manchester's gay village, will be reading from her works and talking about her eventful life.

For full information about the above events and speakers, please go to: