LGBTQ+ History Month takes place in February every year and is an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ people in the UK.
LGBTQ+ month highlights important legal milestones and identifies visible and significant contributions made by individuals and groups. You can find out more on the LGBTQ+ History Month website.
The aims of LGBTQ+ History Month are to:
- support those raising awareness of sexual orientation and gender identity equality and diversity
- promote knowledge and understanding of history and culture, both nationally and in Bristol, of the LGBTQ+ community
- acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by LGBTQ+ people to the cultural and economic development of the UK
LGBTQ+ History Month events
To enable as many people as possible to celebrate and ensure COVID-19 safety, all the events will be held online.
Saturday 12 February
Event: China to UK, Qiuyan Chen’s journey as a LGBTQ+ activist
Time: 11am to midday
Book your place: China to UK, Qiuyan Chen’s journey as a LGBTQ+ activist on Bristol Museums website.
Celebrating the co-curator of the Queer Chinese Community Art Festival 2021, and London School of economics Gender alumni. She initiated campaigns in China, ‘say No to Homophobic Textbooks’ and ‘All Teachers out for LGBTQ+’, which called for equality.
Wednesday 16 February
Event: An Anglo-American love story
Time: 7pm to 8pm
Book your place: An Anglo-American love story on Bristol Museums website.
In this online talk, we will explore the story of a remarkable gay couple and the museum they founded – the American Museum & Gardens in Bath.
Thursday 17 February
Event: Allan Gordon, a ship’s boy
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Book your place: Allan Gordon, a ship’s boy on the Bristol Museums website.
Discover the story behind the arrest of 15 year old Allan Gordon in 1902 on a charge of ‘wandering about visible means of subsistence’ with speaker Norena Shopland.
Thursday 24 February
Event: Girls on stage
Time: 7pm to 8pm
Book your place: Girls on stage on the Bristol Museums website.
Speaker Cheryl Morgan discusses how from classical Greece through to Shakespeare and beyond, restrictions on women appearing in the theatre have resulted in men taking female parts in plays.