LGBT History Month 2019

LGBT History Month is observed across the UK each February. Canterbury Christ Church University and CCCCq (our LGBT+ Staff Network) hosted a series of thought provoking events that are open to all: staff, students, friends, and the wider community.



Raising the Flag

The Rainbow Flag will be raised at Augustine House to mark the start of LGBT History Month 2019. 

Friday 01 February at 11.00am at Augustine House, Canterbury Campus. 



An Audience with Lady Phyll 

lady-phyllPhyll Opoku-Gyimah is an award winning and long time LGBT, feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial activist. She is the founder and director of UK Black Pride and hit the headlines in 2006 when she publicly refused a MBE in protest at LGBT persecution by colonial regimes.

Tuesday 05 February 2019 at 6.00pm in Michael Berry Theatre (Og46), Canterbury Campus. 

This event is hosted by CCCq in collaboration with CCCU BAME Society. David Shepherd, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor will be introducing the event. 

To learn more about Lady Phyll click here

Missed the event? Click here

LGBT+ Role Models Exhibition

The exhibition will be opened by University of Kent Vice-Chancellor Karen Cox, Champion for the LGBT+ Staff Network, at the Drill Hall Library (Medway campus) on Thursday 14 February at 4pm.

Please register for your FREE ticket here 

Researching the Rainbow Conference 2019

The Researching the Rainbow conference at University of Kent takes place during LGBT History Month. The conference showcases the vast array of excellent research being done on, or related to, LGBT+ people and issues, and to encourages multi-disciplinary collaboration and networking. The conference also raises much-needed funds for LGBT charity and History Month founder, Schools Out.

The Conference will be held on Saturday 16 February from 9.00am till 5.15pm at the University of Kent. The conference is free to attend, open to all and tickets can be booked here

To find out more about the Researching the Rainbow Conference click here

Christine Burns MBE presents Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows

Christine Burns describes herself as ‘a retired equalities guru and activist’. She has been a campaigner for trans rights for many years including being a key member of ‘Press for Change’ which was instrumental in helping deliver increased rights for trans people in the 2000s. She has recently edited ‘Trans Britain’ –a history of trans activism and rights in the UK.

Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 5.30pm in Michael Berry Theatre (Og46), Canterbury Campus.

This event is hosted by CCCq. Margaret Ayers, the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development will be introducing the event. 

To learn more about Christine Burns click here and to find out more about her book Trans Britain click  here

'Peace, Reconciliation and Activism' 

The Library will be hosting a range of activities for this LGBT History month based around this years theme "Peace, reconciliation and activism” and the chosen faces of the campaign: Robert Graves, Marielle Franco, Magnus Hirschfield and Marsha P. Johnson. 

LGBT History Month Display 

  • The display will feature the works of Robert Graves, books around this years theme and a PowerPoint presentation featuring the most historically important LGBT campaigns and activist movements.

  • Throughout February on the Ground Floor of Augustine House (Canterbury).

@CCCUlibrary Daily Tweet for LGBT History Month

  • Follow @CCCUlibrary for their daily tweet which will be sharing a links from either Box of Broadcasts or Kanopy highlighting both documentaries on the core theme or celebrating some of the great of LGBT Cinema. 

LGBT History Month Blog

  • Across February the library will be releasing four blog posts one based on each of the chosen four faces of LGBT History Month. Each blog will focus on the importance of why the person was chosen for the campaign and how to make use of the Library Resources to research for more information about them.
  • Access the blog here
  • The blog posts will go out each Monday starting on the 4th February.
    • The blog on Robert Graves - 4th February
    • The blog on Marielle Franco – 11th February
    • The blog on Magnus Hirschfield – 18th February
    • The blog on Marsh P Johnson – 25th February.

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