In The South

Students celebrate LGBT History Month

Besi Besemar February 1, 2017

Film nights, tours of Brighton, a sports day and guest lectures are some of the events planned by University of Brighton staff and students during LGBT History Month.

The national campaign runs throughout February and aims to promote equality and diversity by raising awareness and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, their history, lives and their experiences.

Melita Dennett, university alumnus and broadcaster, will be talking on February 23 at 6pm in the boardroom of the university’s Grand Parade building in Brighton on the controversial Section 28 amendment, the campaign against it and how it played a part in the birth of Brighton Pride.

The world’s only Lesbian Studies conference will be in the same building from February 24-25. The theme is Lesbian Love/s. The 23rd edition of this conference is hosted by the University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with feminist scholars from University College Dublin.

Registration is open now and you can follow Lesbian Lives on Twitter @lesbianlives.

Emily Foyle, Co-Representative of the university’s LGBT+ Staff Group said: “LGBT History Month is a time of celebration and a vital opportunity to renew the focus on ensuring all institutions and public spaces are safe for the LGBT community.”

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