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LGBT History Month Events

February 2 - February 28

LGBT History Month Events

-LGBT History Month Film Festival (Free for UoP Staff and Students)-
The University celebrates LGBT History Month with films and talks on the theme of Peace, Activism and Reconciliation.
In collaboration with the Portsmouth Film Society, we present the 5th Pride LGBTQ+ Film Festival with a lineup including ‘Postcards from London’, ‘Anchor and Hope’ and ‘A Moment in the Reeds’. All the films are free to staff and students and will be screened in Eldon Building. Click on the festival programme for more details and to book your tickets.

-First Floor Eldon Building Art Display-
Ashleigh Beames, second year illustration student at UoP has selected 8 icons of the LGBT+ movement to create a series of posters spanning 8 decades to celebrate their achievements and to inform the public of the successes within the community – in particular, individuals that are less known. Ashleigh said: “Through my art I want to inspire and uplift the community by highlighting past achievements in the LGBT+ timeline.”

-Eldon Building lights up rainbow style-
Once again, to mark support for LGBT History Month, the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, will be lighting up the front of Eldon Building in a rainbow style.

-Lecture – Queer Women Poets in the Age of Modernism-
A free talk on ‘Queer Women Poets in the Age of Modernism: Photography, Self-Fashioning and Celebrity’ by Dr Sarah Parker from Loughborough University will be held on 20 February 2019, 1.00pm to 2.30pm in Milldam LE 1.03. Organised by the Celebrity, Citizenship and Status (CCS) project group, this is a free event for staff and students and a light lunch will be provided. Please email to register your interest.

-UoP Rainbow Laces-
The Students’ Union is supporting an Athletics Union wide fundraiser from 4 to 10 February for the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall, by wearing rainbow laces to show their support of sexual and gender identity acceptance for all. The idea stems from the desire to encourage more LGBTQ+ people into sport and ‘make sport everyone’s game’ (Stonewall). The Union is encouraging all student groups to take part, not just sports groups.

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February 2
February 28
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