Photo of the Queen's Tower illuminated for LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month happens in February each year. The month both marks and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and people.

As part of the College's celebrations of LGBT History Month, Imperial 600 organised a range of LGBTQ+ themed events, from film nights to a quiz hosted jointly with IQ, Imperial's society for LGBTQ+ students. 

We also ran a campaign across the College's social media accounts to raise the visibility of members of Imperial's LGBTQ+ community.

Plus the Queen's Tower, on our South Kensington Campus, was dressed in its finest rainbow colours for the whole month.

LGBT History Month events
DateEventLocation
All month Rainbow cake! Available in SCR café, South Kensington
4–15 February ‘In memory of Naomi Hersi: the impalpable lives and history of queer and trans and intersex people of colour’ – an exhibition hosted by LSE LSE Atrium Gallery, Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE
Wednesday 6 February LGBT Film Night: Disobedience - tickets are £3 with a suggested £2 donation  to the Albert Kennedy Trust which works with works with 16-25 year old LGBTQ+ young people who are homeless or live in a hostile environment) Imperial cinema, Imperial College Union 
Thursday 7 February Hosted by Imperial's Careers Service, this event for students and alumni from Imperial, King's, UCL and LSE provides a fantastic opportunity to meet LGBT+ professionals from a range of inclusive employers. Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
Tuesday 12 February LGBT Film Night: The Favourite.
Imperial cinema, Imperial College Union
Wednesday 13 February What is Love? The Depth of Queer Relationships. Hosted by King's LGBTQ+ staff network and open to all.

Lecture Theater 2, Center Block, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

Thursday 14 February LGBT History Month Awareness Stand

Sherfield Building concourse (Level 1)

Thursday 14 February LGBT Film Night: The Favourite. 

Imperial cinema, Imperial College Union

Monday 18 February LGBT+ awareness training – half day workshop, facilitated by an external trainer, that's free for all staff Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
Monday 18 February LGBT+ awareness training – half day workshop, facilitated by an external trainer, that's free for all staff Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
Thursday 21 February Queering the history of science: a lunchtime lecture on narrative, science, and nonconformity, hosted by LSE Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 265 Strand, London, WC2R 1DH
Monday 25 February LGBTQ+ quiz, hosted jointly with IQ, Imperial's society for LGBTQ+ students Union Bar, Imperial College Union
Tuesday 26 February No sexuality please, we're scientists' – a talk by Dr Ben Britton. Sir Alexander Fleming Lecture Theatre G16, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
Thursday 28 February 'Closet Worker' – an informal panel discussion about LGBT+ rights and the workplace, hosted by London South Bank University.

London South Bank University, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, London, SE1 6LN

Thursday 28 February Pride in STEM celebrates LGBT History month 2019, hosted by the Institute of Cancer Research. An array of speakers will be delving into queer science history and talking all manner of fascinating subjects. Institute of Cancer Research, Fulham Road, London, SW3 6JB
 
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