LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month - an annual observance of the history of the LGBT+ community, LGBT+ rights, and related civil rights movements. LGBT+ rights have progressed considerably in the last 100 years, although this has taken sacrifices from activists throughout the years, fighting for peoples' rights to be who they are. The theme of this year's LGBT+ History Month is "Politics in Art". The SU have organised a number of events for you to learn more about the history of the LGBT+ community and learn how important it is that we keep pushing for LGBT+ inclusivity to be embedded into all areas.

Read more in Community Officer Meg Crossman's article >>

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LGBT+ Events

Events this month will be open to all students and staff, so come along and join in the conversation.

Hedwig and The Angry Inch Film Screening
9th February 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Edge Theatre
SU-Arts are excited to host a screening of the 2001 cult musical 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch!
Refresh Week | Shows and Screenings | The Edge | LGBT+ History Month
Queer Cheer 'Give it a Go' Session
10th February 8:30pm - 10pm
The Jumps and Throws Hall, STV
Queer Cheer is a 'give it a go' session, aimed at making cheer more accessible to people in the LGBTQ+ community. Everyone is welcome no matter experience!
Student Group | Refresh Week | Give it a go | LGBT+ History Month
A Queer Intro to Partner Dance
11th February 5pm - 7:30pm
Claverton Rooms
A collaboration between LGBT+, Salsa Soc, and BULBs
Diversity and Support Event | Student Group | Give it a go | LGBT+ History Month
A Queer History of Archery
13th February 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Edge Cafe/STV
A collaboration between LGBT+ and Archery. We will be exploring the queer history of archery and then giving it a go ourselves !
Diversity and Support Event | Student Group | Give it a go | LGBT+ History Month
15th February 7:30pm - 8:30pm
8W 3.22
A talk led by two of our members, Sasha and Sweet ! They will acknowledge and celebrate relationship diversity and will be talking about how healthy relationships are maintained.
Diversity and Support Event | Student Group | LGBT+ History Month
17th February 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CB 3.5
Kaleidoscope and the SU LGBT+ group are coming together to host a discussion group for queer students and staff at the University of Bath
Diversity and Support Event | Postgraduate Event | LGBT+ History Month
Speed Dating for Sport 2022
21st February 11:30am - 1:30pm
Founders' Hall
We will be hosting a Speed Dating for Sport! Come along and try a range of sports, learn a new skill and have fun with friends! List of sports are to be confirmed, but watch this space.
Student Group | Wellbeing - Connect | Wellbeing - Move | Wellbeing - Learn | Give it a go | LGBT+ History Month
Are You Proud? Film Screening CANCELLED
21st February 6pm - 8pm
Weston Theatre @ The Edge
We'd like to apologise that this event has been cancelled, we are arranging to send an email to ticket holders asap.
Shows and Screenings | The Edge | LGBT+ History Month
Queer Bath Active
24th February 3pm - 4pm
A weekly session for LGBT+ students to be active in a fun and safe environment.
Diversity and Support Event | Student Group | LGBT+ History Month
Football vs Homophobia - Inter-Halls matches
26th February 1pm - 4pm
St John's Football Pitches 1/2/3
As part of LGBT+ History Month, our Inter-Halls football matches will be dedicated to the Football v Homophobia campaign. Follow our social media pages for more information about this important campaign and our support!
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Join our LGBT+ group

We support, represent and bring together LGBT+ students of the University of Bath. We are a diversity and support groups that runs free regular meetings, socials, and events. We welcome all - whether you're certain and open of your sexuality/gender identity or just questioning.

Find out more >>

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Off The Record Fundraising

During LGBT History month we are running a fundraiser for Off the Record Bath & North East Somerset (OTR). OTR improves the emotional health and wellbeing of young people. They want every young person in Bath and North East Somerset and beyond to be emotionally healthy, confident and empowered in themselves. They provide a range of free services including counselling, listening support, youth participation, advocacy and specialist groups, support for care leavers and a LGBTQ+ focused youth group.


Rainbow Laces

As part of our observance of LGBT+ history month we are giving out free rainbow laces at inclusive events. We hope these will grab people’s attention and encourage them to talk about the events that are happening and how they relate to LGBT+ culture and experience. Look out for us!

Further Reading

Here's a list of some useful reading for further information about LGBT+ history, everyday discrimination faced by the LGBT+ community, and intersectionality: