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Celebrating LGBT History Month

Throughout February we will be celebrating LGBT History Month. This is a national campaign that aims to promote equality and diversity by raising awareness and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their history, lives and experiences.

Throughout February, a range of activities will be taking place across the university including: film nights, tours of Brighton, a sports day, guest lectures and much, much more.

Events during history month
LGBT Student Society events

Your Students’ Union is arranging a whole programme of events to celebrate LGBT History Month! These are organised by the Brighton Students’ Union LGBT Student Society. See the full events programme for more.

Section 28 – Promoting Prejudice

Melita Dennett will be presenting a talk on Section 28 on Thursday 23 February at 6pm in the Grand Parade Boardroom. Melita is a University of Brighton alumnus, who has worked extensively in the broadcast media including The BBC and RadioReverb.

Her talk will cover the background and context of Section 28, the local campaign against it, and how this played a part in shaping queer life in Brighton today, including the birth of Brighton Pride. This talk is free and open to all.

Lesbian Lives Conference 2017

The world’s only Lesbian Studies conference is also coming to Grand Parade from 24 to 25 February. The theme for the 2017 Lesbian Lives Conference 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 with discounted rates for students. You can follow Lesbian Lives on Twitter @lesbianlives.


Events are also taking place across our city.  The curtain rises at the Phil Starr Pavilion on Friday 3rd February, with a series of over fifty events taking place under the collective banner of the B.right.on LGBT Festival, to highlight the work of the city’s many LGBT groups and organisations.

Find out more about events in the city of Brighton and Hove.

Samantha Paget • February 1, 2017

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