The month of February marks LGBT+ History Month. Throughout this period we will be sharing informative content, virtual events and inspiring quotes from well-known people in the LGBT community.
We are supporting a very vibrant, exciting, informative and celebratry month to educate out prejudice and make LGBT+ people visible in all their rich diversity.
We will be posting more information on our website throughout the month.
Upcoming Events
History of HIV in the UK
02/02/2021 - 13:00-14:00
This session is part of the LBGT+ History Month programme - To register email volunteering@bradford.ac.uk
HIV infections continue to increase worldwide, devastating individuals, communities, regions and entire countries; yet in the UK, things are quite different. The life expectancy of an 18-year-old living with HIV in the UK is over 80 years and in 2020, the UK reported the lowest number of HIV infections in history. So how did we get here?
This session will cover the history of HIV in the UK and will look at risk factors, cultural trends and scientific progress as well as busting some myths along the way! By the end of the session, you will know more about the history of HIV, the current situation and what may lie ahead in the future.
This session will be delivered by Rosie Ellingham, a graduate of Bradford University who currently works at Mesmac, one of the largest sexual health charities in the country.
THIS SESSION WILL BE OVER ZOOM AND YOU MUST LOG IN USING YOUR UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD ACCOUNT
LGBTQ+ Awareness
09/02/2021 - 13:00-14:00
This session will start back at basics, looking at the language used within the community and what those words mean, going on to look at the experiences of LGBTQ+ people and how and why we can and need to do more to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people around us. We’ll probably bust some stereotypes along the way too!
LGBT History Talk
23/02/2021 - 14:00-15:00
LGBT+ History – We rarely learn how LGBT+ communities gained the rights we have today, or what happened along the way. This session will highlight some key points in LGBT+ history, from the people who shook things up, to the laws that we changed, to the experiences we faced because of them. This will be a one hour whistle stop History lesson you never had at school!
More events will be announced throughout the month of February.