LGBTQ+ History Month at the Students Union, list of event in rainbow colours on a purple background of a picture of Canal Street

Events LGBTQ+ History Month

Manchester is one of the best places in the UK to be LGBTQ+.

 

This year, many students of our University worked together to create a month full of FREE events, to celebrate their communities:

 

 - a clothes swap to renew your flamboyant wardrobe

- many conversation corners to meet people who share your identities

- several panel discussion around being an LGBTQ+ person of colour, being LGBTQ+ and having a faith, or even about the history of Pride

- an open mic called "Can you Queer me in the Back?" to showcase the talents of our communities

- a film screening of 120 BPM followed by a discussion (because we all had something to say about that movie and we really want you to watch it too!)

- a selection of educational talks about being trans inclusive in sports, making LGBTQ+ spaces accessible for disabled people, and learning more about the experiences of older lesbians

- and finally a 3 days exhibition of outfits and accessories worn by members of the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester that express their queerness (get in touch if you would like to donate your clothes too!)

 

More info below

LGBTQ+ History Month (Accessibility Version)

Events LGBTQ+ History Month

Manchester is one of the best places in the UK to be LGBTQ+.

This year, many students of our University worked together to create a month full of FREE events, to celebrate their communities:

  •  a clothes swap to renew your flamboyant wardrobe
  • many conversation corners to meet people who share your identities
  • several panel discussion around being an LGBTQ+ person of colour, being LGBTQ+ and having a faith, or even about the history of Pride
  • an open mic called "Can you Queer me in the Back?" to showcase the talents of our communities
  • a film screening of 120 BPM followed by a discussion (because we all had something to say about that movie and we really want you to watch it too!)
  • a selection of educational talks about being trans inclusive in sports, making LGBTQ+ spaces accessible for disabled people, and learning more about the experiences of older lesbians
  • and finally a 3 days exhibition of outfits and accessories worn by members of the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester that express their queerness (get in touch if you would like to donate your clothes too!)

More info below

Week 1

Clothes swap for trans people Clothes swap for trans people

Conversation Corner LGBTQ+ Conversation Corner LGBTQ+

Week 2

Conversation Corner Lesbian, Bi and Trans Women Conversation Corner LGBTQ+

QTIPoC panel discussion Conversation Corner LGBTQ+

Conversation Corner Bisexual and Pansexual Conversation Corner Bisexual and Pansexual

Can You Queer Me In the Back? The Open-Mic Can You Queer Me In the Back? The Open-Mic

Week 3

Gender, Sex and Sport, Talk by Ted Coward Gender, Sex and Sport, Talk by Ted Coward

Conversation Corner QTIPOC Conversation Corner QTIPOC

Accessibility in LGBTQ+ spaces, by Kate Foy Accessibility in LGBTQ+ spaces, by Kate Foyl

Conversation Corner Disabled LGBTQ+ people Conversation Corner Disabled LGBTQ+ people

Who Are the Older Lesbians? By Jane Traies Who Are the Older Lesbians? By Jane Traies

Week 4

Conversation Corner Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming People Conversation Corner Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming People

120 BPM film screening + discussion 120 BPM screening + discussion

Queer Looks, Exhibition Queer Looks, Exhibition

Week 5

Conversation Corner Gay, Bi and Trans Men Conversation Corner Gay, Bi and Trans Men

Conversation Corner LGBTQ+ People of Faith Conversation Corner LGBTQ+ People of Faith

 "Can You Be Queer and Have Faith?" Naz & Matt Foundation Conference "Can You Be Queer and Have Faith?" Naz & Matt Foundation Conference

"Pride is Political" panel "Pride is Political" panel

OUT, LGBTQ+ Club Night OUT, LGBTQ+ Club Night