LGBT History Month - February 2019

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans History Month, a time to celebrate the contribution that LGBT people have made throughout history and highlight the unique challenges they have faced both in the past, and still today.

The University has a zero tolerance policy against all forms of anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to working with our LGBT staff and students to ensure that our campuses are a safe and inclusive space for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We therefore want to use LGBT History Month to hear from our LGBT students and staff about what their three key priorities are for improving LGBT equality within the University

On Wednesday 20 February at 2pm in the Glasshouse Restaurant (Millennium City, MC Building) the LGBT+ Student Society will host a roundtable with the Head of Equality and Diversity to discuss what issues LGBT students face on campus.  

If you cannot attend the roundtable you can send feedback to the University by emailing equality@wlv.ac.uk. All feedback provided will be kept confidential, and used to enhance the University experience for LGBT students and staff.

We will also be organising events through the month to raise awareness about LGBT History. These include:

On Thursday 6 February at 6:30pm we will be taking a University team to the Wolverhampton LGBT+ Alliance’s LGBT History Month Pub Quiz at the Prince Albert on Railway Street. To express you interest in being part of the team, please email equality@wlv.ac.uk.

On Tuesday 19 February at 6pm the Arena Theatre will be hosting a screening of PRIDE, a film about LGBT people supporting strikers during the 1984 Miners’ Strike. Reserve your free place at https://wlv.ticketsolve.com/shows/873602255

On Tuesday 26th February at 6pm the Arena Theatre will be hosting a screening of Carol, a film about the experience of gay women in the 1950s. Reserve your free place at https://wlv.ticketsolve.com/shows/873602256

Throughout the month, there will also be ongoing social opportunities for LGBT students and staff. The LGBT+ Student Society organises weekly catch-ups on Wednesday afternoons, which you can find out more information by emailing lgbtwolvesunion@gmail.com 

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