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Leeds Beckett celebrates LGBT History Month

We are celebrating LGBT History month (1 February to 28 February) with events across campus for staff and students to get involved in.

Leeds Beckett celebrates LGBT History Month

The Rainbow Flag will fly on the James Graham building all month and buildings on our City Campus will be lit up with the colours of the rainbow to mark key events including the Leeds Beckett Students’ Union hosted Campus Pride extravaganza on 13 February.


Libraries and Learning Innovation have assembled a page focussing on Leeds Beckett LGBT research and resources in stock here. They have also constructed a Pinterest Board with curated resources as well as a Kanopy playlist of multimedia resources.


Library staff and members of the Rainbow Rose Forum have made a Spotify playlist, Rainbow over the Library, for you to listen to this month: http://spoti.fi/2E3lMfZ


Campus Pride – 13 February


13 February is Campus Pride and Leeds Beckett Students’ Union have organised a series of events throughout the day including workshops, Glitter Gods body artists, a tea party, sexual health screening and testing as well as a Campus Pride marketplace.


You can check the full programme of events on Leeds Beckett Students’ Union’s website here.


Our Rainbow Rose forum will be represented throughout the day at the various stands which the Students’ Union have organised and which will also see external organisations such as Stop Hate UK attending.


There is an evening event which is open to the public and Ro Sewell from the Students’ Union, Ian Lamond, Co-chair of our Rainbow Rose forum and Katrina Tilbrook, the university’s Equality and Diversity Manager will be part of the panel discussion for the event. 


Aderonke Apata, Human Rights Activist, Feminist and LGBT Equality Advocate will be joining the Students' Union for an 'In Conversation with' event to speak about her experiences and take questions from the audience. Find out more here.


Toilets, Gender and Queer Crip Politics - 21 February


The Centre for Psychological Research in the School of Social Sciences is hosting Dr Jen Slater from Sheffield Hallam University to deliver a talk as part of the Gender and Sexualities Seminar Programme of PsyCen. 


For the last few years a group of researchers, activists, artists and students working under the name 'Around the Toilet' have been asking what makes a safe and accessible toilet space.


Dr Jen Slater said: “Beginning by exploring the experiences of queer, trans and disabled people, the project has since broadened to consider toilets in relation to parenting, travelling, cleaning and labour, faith and religion, schools and work.


“In this talk I will discuss some of the trials and tribulations of toilet politics and activism, particularly in relation to gender and disability. Far from mundane, we will show the toilet to be a highly political space of exclusion and belonging, often reaffirming our place within society.”


Find out more about this event here: https://jenslater.eventbrite.co.uk


If you are organising an event connected to LGBT History Month which you would like highlighting to staff or students please email the details through to: staffnews@leedsbeckett.ac.uk



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