Events

LGBT+ stand

  • Monday 3 February, 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Students’ Union Square

LGBT+ History Month is an annual month-long observance of LGBT+ history, and the history of the LGBT+ rights and related civil rights movements. If you would like to learn more about LGBT+ History Month, or if you have any questions, come visit us at the SU Square.

Movie night

  • 120 Beats Per Minute
  • Tuesday 4 February, 6.00pm
  • Location: Bennett Lecture Theatre 8
  • Please visit: www.leicesterunion.com

Wildcard Wednesday

  • Wednesday 5 February, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Attenborough Arts Centre (Students only)
  • £3 per session (pre-booking is highly recommended)

Wildcard Wednesday is a weekly event to learn a new craft with refreshments! Throughout the month of February all sessions will be themed to celebrate LGBT+ history month. Join us for this great opportunity to relax and make friends and to try a range of crafts from pottery to painting or embroidery to tie dye!

LGBT+ Allies lanyard presentation

  • Wednesday 5 February 1.00pm - 2.30pm (Students only)
  • Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3

You may have seen the University of Leicester Pride Lanyards on campus recently. We have already distributed them to many of our staff including our leadership team who are now wearing them to show their support for LGBT+ students and staff. By attending one of our presentations you will have the opportunity to learn about what it means to wear a Pride Lanyard and take one of your very own away with you.

Bring out your books

  • Thursday 6 February, 2.00pm
  • David Wilson Library, Meeting Room 2

Join us for a conversation about the representation of sexual and gender identity in books and films. Bring your books, films, games, favourite YouTubers and get involved!

LGBT+ stand

  • Thursday 6 February, 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Students’ Union Square

LGBT+ History Month is an annual month-long observance of LGBT+ history, and the history of the LGBT+ rights and related civil rights movements. If you would like to learn more about LGBT+ History Month, or if you have any questions, come visit us at the SU Square.

Pom-pom making

  • Friday 7 February, 12.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Students’ Union Square

Celebrate LGBT+ History Month by creating pom-poms to decorate campus at our drop-in pom-pom making session. Suitable for everyone – no experience necessary and full demonstration provided.

Movie night

Represent: zine-making workshop

  • Wednesday 12 February, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Charles Wilson 408 (Open to all Staff and Students)

Last term the Library launched the ‘Represent’ campaign to diversify our collections and make them more representative of the student body. Through this campaign we have asked students to recommend books from under-represented voices or about under-represented topics for the Library to purchase and add to our collections. This term we would like to capture the thoughts and feelings of our students about representation more broadly by creating a zine that will be published online. During this event you can learn how to use images, drawings, words and collages to express what representation means to you. This event is open to all students. Booking is not necessary. No previous experience in zine making is required. If you have any old magazines or newspapers please bring them along with you. Otherwise all equipment will be provided.

Wildcard Wednesday

  • Wednesday 12 February, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Attenborough Arts Centre (Students only)
  • £3 per session (pre-booking is highly recommended)

Wildcard Wednesday is a weekly event to learn a new craft with refreshments! Throughout the month of February all sessions will be themed to celebrate LGBT+ history month. Join us for this great opportunity to relax and make friends and to try a range of crafts from pottery to painting or embroidery to tie dye!

Global café

  • Thursday 13 February, 5.00pm - 7.00pm (drop-in)
  • Graduate Lounge, Charles Wilson Building

We’re celebrating LGBT+ History Month at our regular Global Café – a chance to make friends, celebrate different cultures, and enjoy fun activities, within a friendly and welcoming environment.

In conversation with Bisi Alimi

  • Hosted by Tony Magaia – Equality and Liberation Officer
  • Tuesday 18 February, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Location: Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1

Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian LGBT+ rights activist, who also has been using his platform to champion the voices of many marginalised people within the LGBT+ community. Come and join this event, as we discuss the experiences of LGBT+ Africans, rights, and the effects that colonialism had on LGBT+ rights.

Movie night

  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Tuesday 18 February, 6.00pm
  • Location: Bennett Lecture Theatre 8
  • Please visit: www.leicesterunion.com

LGBT+ Allies lanyard presentation

  • Wednesday 19 February, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
  • Charles Wilson 401 (Staff only)

You may have seen the University of Leicester Pride Lanyards on campus recently. We have already distributed them to many of our staff including our leadership team who are now wearing them to show their support for LGBT+ students and staff. By attending one of our presentations you will have the opportunity to learn about what it means to wear a Pride Lanyard and take one of your very own away with you.

Wildcard Wednesday

  • Wednesday 19 February, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Attenborough Arts Centre (Students only)
  • £3 per session (pre-booking is highly recommended)

Wildcard Wednesday is a weekly event to learn a new craft with refreshments! Throughout the month of February all sessions will be themed to celebrate LGBT+ history month. Join us for this great opportunity to relax and make friends and to try a range of crafts from pottery to painting or embroidery to tie dye!

In conversation with Yasmin Benoit

  • Hosted by Nate Searson – LGBT+ Officer
  • Wednesday 19 February, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Location: TBC

Yasmin Benoit is an asexual model who kick-started the #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike hashtag to ‘show there is no asexual way to look or dress, and to give agency back to asexual people so we can represent ourselves instead of relying on the media to do it.’ Come and hear more about her experiences in the industry, as well as the experiences of asexual people and how we need to fight more for asexual representation when speaking about LGBT+ rights.

Katie Neeves talk and Q&A

  • Thursday 20 February, 5.00pm - 6.00pm
  • George Davies Centre Lecture Theatre 1 (0.20)

Katie Neeves has been a professional photographer and filmmaker for 33 years and two years ago she came out very publicly as being transgender after living for 48 years as a man. She has since become a trans ambassador, making many appearances on TV and radio well as interviews in newspapers and magazines. Katie is on both ITV’s and the BBC’s lists of experts as she can always be relied upon to talk about trans issues with authority and sensitivity as well as injecting a little fun. She is also vlogging her transition in order to demystify the whole process. Katie formed Cool2BTrans to reach out to other transgender people to let them know that it’s OK to be trans and also to educate the general public on trans issues via her public speaking engagements and trans-awareness training workshops. In this hour-long event, Katie will tell the story of her long walk to womanhood, with passion and with humour. After telling her extraordinary story she will answer ANY questions from the audience - no holds barred! Prepare to be both entertained and informed.

LGBT+ quiz night @ Firebug

  • Monday 24 February, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Firebug Bar, Millstone Lane

Come and test your general knowledge and more at this year’s LGBT+ Quiz Night. Teams should include no more than five people. Prizes will be awarded to the most clued up team!

Movie night

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Tuesday 25 February, 6.00pm
  • Location: Bennett Lecture Theatre 8
  • Rocky Horror fancy dress welcomed!
  • Please visit: www.leicesterunion.com

Wildcard Wednesday

  • Wednesday 26 February, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Attenborough Arts Centre (Students only)
  • £3 per session (pre-booking is highly recommended)

Wildcard Wednesday is a weekly event to learn a new craft with refreshments! Throughout the month of February all sessions will be themed to celebrate LGBT+ history month. Join us for this great opportunity to relax and make friends and to try a range of crafts from pottery to painting or embroidery to tie dye!

In Conversation with Craig Maxwell-Keys

  • Wednesday 26 February, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Location: Bennett Lecture Theatre 2, Bennett Building

Over the years, rugby has seen a number of players and referees come out as LGBTQ+ - including Keegan Hirst, Ian Roberts, Gareth Thomas, and Nigel Owens - as well as Craig Maxwell-Keys. One of the Gallagher Premiership’s top referees, he has taken charge of matches at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship, European Challenge Cup, and the Army Navy Match (part of the Inter-Services Competition). His talk at the University of Leicester will cover both post-Chemistry and sport related elements, including a career change from a STEM field to sport and the experience of what it’s like to come out in Premiership Rugby.

Regional LGBT+ inclusion award ceremony

  • Friday 28 February, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Ken Edwards building 324

The University of Leicester has set up a Regional LGBT+ Inclusion Award Celebration in partnership with De Montfort University, Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Leicester LGBTCentre. The award provides visible recognition for organisations across the region for their commitment to LGBT+ inclusive practices. The University successful obtained an award in the pilot round, and we are looking to roll this out across the region over the next year. Please come along to find out all about this initiative.

Love music hate homophobia 2020

  • Saturday 29 February (time to be confirmed)
  • Firebug Bar, Millstone Lane

A show of many acts to raise money for MindOut for their 20th anniversary. Join us for a fun and relaxed evening enjoying a variety of fantastic performances in Firebug Leicester raising money for a great cause! Ticketed entry - £4 for society members, £5 for students and other concessions, £6 for others. All money raised goes to charity.

Trans awareness training

  • Delivered by Gendered Intelligence
  • Hosted by Tony Magaia – Equality and Liberation Officer
  • Friday 6 March, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
  • Location: (to be confirmed)

Gendered Intelligence is a non-profit charity that works with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives. They deliver trans youth programmes, support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training for all sectors and educational workshops for schools, colleges, Universities and other educational settings. Come along to this workshop to learn more, and understand how to best support the trans community.

Movie night

Motherland

  • Friday 13 March 7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Attenborough Arts Centre
  • £10 / £5 concessions / £30 Family of four

Motherland is a visceral full bodied dragged up howl of a show exploring nationalism, identity and our ability to speak out. Some people say it’s about British values. Some people say it’s not about intolerance, it’s about not tolerating intolerance. Some people say they don’t mind change but it’s happening too fast. And what do you say? In an era of India Rising and people Taking Back Britain, this is a show that asks: who are you, first?