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LGBT History Month 2017

By HRteam 19 Jan 2017

LGBT History Month is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community, its history, struggle, and culture. LGBTHM runs throughout February, with events taking place across the University, City and Country. Below is the programme of events here at the University of Liverpool, if you would like to know what events are happening locally or nationally visit the LGBTHM Calendar website

Programme of Events


Rainbow Laces Campaign

Building on the success of 2016, Sport Liverpool and the Athletics Union will once again invite and engage all sports teams and clubs to sign up and pledge to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport. Clubs that sign up will wear rainbow laces for training and fixtures taking place on Wednesday 1st February. Look out for the pledge boards to see if your sports team has signed up!

Date: Starting 30th January


Exhibition: Andrew Fekete: Out of Time

Andrew Fekete arrived at the University of Liverpool in September 1972 to pursue his studies in Architecture. Just fourteen years later he would be dead, his life tragically cut short by an AIDS-related illness. Yet during these few brief years, he embarked on a remarkable voyage of self-discovery through his prolific painting and writing. Out of Time invites you to join Andrew Fekete on this journey through his paintings, drawings and diaries, starting with his formative years in Liverpool and ending with his final, unfinished image.

  • Date: Open now till the 22nd April 2017
  • Time: Museum Opening Hours
  • Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum
  • See website

Exhibition: LGBT Histories of the University of Liverpool (Online)

Pink Brick: LGBT Histories of the University of Liverpool is an online resource showcasing the events, stories and developments of LGBT issues here at the University. Charting developments from the 1960's to the present day, it covers issues including legal developments, notable events, personal recollections and more. Originally a physical exhibition in 2011, the website is a record of the materials showcased, as well as additional materials and resources that weren't.

Exhibition Website


Film Screening: 'Frida'

"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. 

This film is part of the series of events linked to the exhibition ‘Andrew Fekete: Out of Time’ in our first floor gallery.Date: Saturday 21st January

 

  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum
  • Free event, no booking required
  • Website

Lecture: 'LGBT Lives and Leadership in Archaeology'

This event is hosted by the LGBT+ Society and the Society for Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (SACE)

  • Speaker: Dr Alan Greaves
  • Date: 30th January 2017
  • Time: 5-7pm
  • Location: Elizabeth Gidney Room, Guild of Students
  • Booking: Turn Up

Lecture: 'How beautiful are thy buttocks!: same sex desire in Ancient Egypt'

This event is hosted by the LGBT+ Society and the Society for Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (SACE)

  • Speaker: Dr Roland Enmarch
  • Date: 2nd February 2017
  • Time: 5-7pm
  • Location: Elizabeth Gidney Room, Guild of Students
  • Booking: Turn Up

Film Screening: 'My Beautiful Laundrette'

In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). The men resume their relationship and rehabilitate the laundromat together, but various social forces threaten to compromise their success.

This film tackles the difficult issues of racism, bigotry, violence and politics in early 80s Britain. Part of the series of events linked to the exhibition ‘Andrew Fekete: Out of Time’ in our first floor gallery.

  • Date: Saturday 18th February
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum
  • Free event, no booking required. 
  • Website

Late at the VG&M - ‘From Alchemy to Art’

After hours viewing in our gallery and a discussion with refreshments in the Waterhouse Café. Part of the series of events linked to the exhibition ‘Andrew Fekete: Out of Time’ in our first floor gallery.

  • Date: 23rd February
  • Time: 6-7:30pm
  • Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum
  • Free event, no booking required. 
  • Website

Past LGBT Events

Why not take the time to catch up on past LGBT events held at the University by watching the podcasts/videos: