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1 Feb 2019

Loughborough University and LSU celebrate LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month and the University and Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be putting on a variety of events which all are welcome to attend.

The month launches at Loughborough this Saturday evening (2 February) with a night at John Cooper’s Bar, where there will be visiting LGBT+ DJs, a dancefloor and music from LGBT+ culture.

LGBT+ stash will be available to purchase in the Piazza at LSU on Monday 4 February from 11am-2pm, including t-shirts, rainbow wristbands, laces, lanyards and postcards, with all the profits going towards LGBT+ Association events.

A special panel discussion will take place on Monday 11 February discussing what it’s like to be LGBT+ in the workplace. Held in partnership with the Careers Network, the panellists will share their personal successes and struggles that they have experienced throughout their careers so far.  Speakers include alumni Gemma Lomas (Inclusion and Diversity Manager at the House of Lords) and Jamie Hooper (Senior Equality and Diversity Manager, Sport England).

From 13-26 February, head down to the Martin Hall Exhibition Space to view a photographic portrait exhibition featuring the University’s LGBT+ community by Ming de Nasty. The exhibition includes descriptions written by those photographed about how they identify and fit within the community. If you are interested in having your portrait taken, find out more information on the LU Arts website.

Other themed events will take place throughout the month including film screenings, coffee and cocktail hangouts as well as a creative writing class organised by LU Arts. There will also be Pride in STEM Research Showcasea one-day event on 13 February presenting some of the research being carried out by LGBT+ researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in which they will also share their experiences as an LGBT+ person in STEM.

The month will close with Proud: A showcase of talent, on Tuesday 26 February. Experience an evening’s entertainment from staff and students at the University and LSU, including talented dancers, singers, drag queens, circus performers and magicians.

For further information about the events taking place, including times and venues, visit the dedicated webpage