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LGBTQA+ History Month

LGBTQA+ History Month

In February this year, we will be marking LGBTQA+ History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements, contributions and histories of LGBTQA+ people in the UK and around the world.

LGBTQA+ History Month

Queen Mary is proud to be celebrating LGBTQA+ History Month, with an exciting programme of events to highlight the history and achievements of LGBTQA+ communities.

Queen Mary LGBTQA+ Pride logo with a Q crown logo overlaid on the Pride Progress flag in a square format

LGBTQA+ History Month is an annual celebration held during February in the UK, that highlights the contributions, success, and achievement of the LGBTQA+ community.

This year, we are proud to showcase our biggest and most collegiate LGBTQA+ History Month celebration to date- with a programme of events, activities, and resources that are open to our staff and students to mark this important month.

This year, the national theme is #BehindTheLens that celebrates LGBTQA+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens. Directors, cinematographers, screen writers, producers, animators, costume designers, special effects, make up artists, lighting directors, musicians, choreographers and beyond. At a time when LGBTQA+ lives are often debated and sensationalised in the media we encourage you to look ‘Behind the Lens’ and listen to LGBTQA+ peoples’ lived experiences. Take a look at out Media Recommendations section for some inspiration!

Queen Mary University of London seeks to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere, by 2030. We are proud to be a university that opens the doors of opportunity to anyone with the potential to succeed. Queen Mary's work to create an inclusive environment for our LGBTQA+ staff and students is underpinned in our People, Culture, and Inclusion Enabling Plan.

At Queen Mary we champion the welfare and wellbeing of all our LGBTQA+ staff and students. I am pleased to announce that Queen Mary will be running a programme of events and activities throughout February to highlight the history and achievements of LGBTQA+ communities as we mark and celebrate LGBTQA+ History Month. We take this opportunity to continue to raise awareness of the lived experiences of the LGBTQA+ community. 

In line with the 2023 theme ‘Behind the Lens’ I encourage the Queen Mary community to take time to listen and reflect  on how as individuals we all play a role  in the creation of an inclusive environment for LGBTQA+ peoples at Queen Mary and beyond.

Photo of Philippa Lloyd- Dr Philippa Lloyd, Vice-Principal (Policy and Strategic Partnerships)

Explore the 2023 programme here:

Events Programme 2023


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