31 January 2017

Lancaster University will raise the rainbow flag during February as it proudly celebrates LGBT History Month 2017.

A range of activities will take place including information stalls in Alexandra Square, recruitment for a new staff LGBTQ+ network, and a photography exhibition in the library.

Each week the campaign will highlight an influential figure from LGBT History, including Sappho magazine founder Jackie Forster, law reform campaigner Allan Horsfall, suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and trans activist Sylvia Rivera.

Activities include:

Flying the flag

The rainbow flag will be raised at the university's main roundabout on 1st February 2017.

Outcome LGBT Portraits

Lancaster University Library is excited to welcome #Outcome LGBT Portraits by Tom Dingley, until 15th February 2017. More information can be found here: Outcome LGBT Portraits at Lancaster University Library

LUSU activities

LUSU LGBTQ+ Association will host a cake sale (12-5pm) and LGBT 'Time to Talk' session (5pm) on 2nd February in Fylde common room.

Other LUSU events include:

9th February: Bingo (Fylde bar)

16th February: Film screening, "Pride" (Fylde common room)

21st February: Stall in conjunction with Nightline

LUSU also holds several regular weekly meetings, for more invitation visit lgbtq.lusu.co.uk/

Farmers' market stalls

Representatives from the new LGBTQ+ staff network will be at our stalls all day on 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd February in Alexandra Square. Come and chat - the network is open to both LGBTQ+ staff and allies - or email lgbtstaffnetwork@lancaster.ac.uk. You can download a flyer for the network here: LGBT+ staff network flyer.

Faces of 2017

Look out for information about this year's four influential figures in LU Text during February.

Lancaster Central Library

OUTing the Past Lancaster will be held at the library in Market Square on 22nd February. The programme includes a screening of the film 'Brother Outsider' at 2pm and series of talks at 6.30pm. More information can be found here.

Regional events

25th February: OUTing the Past (Preston)

25th February: OUTing the Past (Liverpool)

26th February: OUTing the Past (Manchester)

Resources, including logos and posters, can be downloaded from http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/lgbt-history-month-resources/. For more information, or to tell us about your event, contact Rob Kemp, EDI Manager.