Time to start planning for LGBT History Month 2016

LGBT History Month 2016

It’s time to start planning for LGBT History Month 2016.

The theme this year is Religion, Belief and Philosophy.

The November Showcase launch event is scheduled to take place at Queens College Cambridge on Thursday 26th November. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Event starts at 7.30 pm. Buy tickets here.

The evening event includes networking in the LGBT market stall with a free glass of wine, followed by an evening of thought provoking speakers and entertainment, including Labi Siffre and Mark Jennett. There will be spiritualism, speakers from every mainstream religion, paganism and atheism, all based on our theme for 2016: Religion, Belief and Philosophy. The evening’s presenters are actor Cyril Nri, whose latest TV appearance was as Lance in Cucumber; and legendary singer/songwriter Claire Mooney.

It costs a mere £5 pp + booking fee.

The evening rounds off the daytime Showcase, presented by Schools OUT UK, which will include lessons that usualise LGBT people in the morning, training for teachers and youth workers in the afternoon, a teatime market place with stalls run by Stakeholders in LGBT Equality such as CHE, GIRES and the ATL, UCU and NUT.

Cambridge City Council are among the event’s sponsors. The Pink Punters’ Rainbow Bus shall be in the Market Place throughout the course of the day to point people in the right direction.

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK said, “Cambridge came to us and we are thrilled to be hosting our annual showcase at one of the University’s finest and most central colleges. Queens’ is Stephen Fry’s alma mater and its environs provide buildings of enormous splendour and historic importance that can house some of our events, while the daytime workshops and evening presentations can be housed in the fully-equipped modern buildings on the other side of the Mathematical Bridge”.

Steve Boyce, coordinator of this year’s Showcase and Head of Trustees for Schools OUT UK added, “The goodwill and enthusiasm of the City and of the staff at Queens’ has been awesome. Furthermore, the University chapels are firmly committed to LGBT Equality among the other protected characteristics and they have welcomed us with open arms.”

Sue Sanders  Professor Emeritus, Harvey Milk Institute

Twitter @suesanders03
Chair Schools OUT United Kingdom is registered in England as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (no. 1156352)

Please download and display the LGBT History Month 2016 Poster

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