Leicester celebrates LGBT history month

Leicester is celebrating LGBT History Month with two events.

On 15 February, a talk on Faith and Sexual Orientation was delivered at the Attenborough Arts Centre from 12noon to 1.30pm by Dianna Anderson from Oxford University.

As part of the month, there will also be a film screening, I Can’t Think Straight, to be shown on 25 February from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm at the Attenborough Arts Centre which is open to staff, students and the public. The film, based on faith and sexual orientation, will be followed by a live Skype discussion with the producer.

The Students' Union will also be screening ‘Pride’ in Ken Edwards LT2 on Thursday the 25 February from 6:30pm.The screening is open to all - more information is available via the event's Facebook page

The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity. This is done by:

  • Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community;
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities; and
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

More information on Dianna Anderson here.