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Durham University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) History Month

LGBT History Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month occurs each February and is a celebration of the history of the LGBT community worldwide.

The theme for 2019 is Peace, Activism and Reconcilliation . To learn more visit the LGBT History Month pages.

Further information on LGBT laws can be found at the ILGA’s (the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) maps of sexual orientation laws from around the world.

The Rainbow Alliance

"The alliance brings together services, charities and businesses who support our values of inclusion and diversity. Together we will be able to work together to further promote the rights of LGBTQ+ people from across County Durham!" Durham Pride UK

This is an exciting initative for the University to be part of as we continue to support the annual Pride event in May as well as the ongoing work with our staff, students and wider community to promote LGBT rights.

The alliance launched on 9 February 2018 at Durham Town Hall, it was an open drop in event for all to find out about what local services are doing for the LGBT community. The event was opened by Laura Pidcock MP, with senior representatives from the current member organisations there to show their support.

Have you seen a Rainbow?

As part of our LGBT celebrations you'll notice that we're flying the Rainbow Flag outside the Chemistry building on the Science Site, don't forget to look up and see it! See how many rainbows you can see during February including tie pins, flags and lanyards.

If you'd like order Rainbow Lanyards please contact Louise Herron with your departmental cost centre.

DU Rainbow Wall! Thank you to all our staff (and pets!) who are visible throughout February and beyond....

February 2019 Events

2nd and 3rd February Film Night with the Hild Bede Film Soc "Assassination Nation"

6th February LGBT+ Bar Night at Josephine Butler

7th LGBT History Month Annual Public Lecture (Department of Classics and Ancient History)

12th February Valentines Day Card Making

16th February Trans Pride Night 

18th February Speedfriending

26th February A panel discussion on How Far we've come (speakers tbc)

28th A panel discussion on Women in the LGBT+ Community with the NUS LGBT+ Women's Officer