Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

To mark this year's LGBT+ History Month, Kingston University's staff and students have come together in celebration by organising events (including key speakers and a drag show), art installations and much more.

"History Month is about claiming our LGBTQIA+ past, celebrating our present and creating our future. For so long, our history was hidden. This month creates an opportunity to share our rich and diverse history.

History Month celebrates LGBTQIA+ communities in all our diversity. We really hope you'll join us in celebrating LGBT+ History Month and encourage you to explore what's on offer."

LGBTQIA+ Staff Network co-chairs

Sarah Geard (left) and Simon Collins (right), Stand TALL Think BIG (STTB) LGBTQIA+ Staff Network co-chairs

This LGBT+ History month, we hope people learn something about LGBT+ History and become aware of our society and find our safe space to meet other LGBT+ students and people."

UKS LGBT+ Society

UKS LGBT+ Society

What's on

1 February: Banner Making

  • When: Thursday 1 February 2024
  • Time: 16:30 to 18:00
  • Location: Knights Park campus, Room KPTK401

4 February: Joint coffee morning with Kingston LGBTQ+ Forum

  • When: Sunday 4 February 2024
  • Time: 10:30 to 12:30
  • Location: Ground Floor Town House cafe

7 February: Rocketman film screening in collaboration with Film Society

  • When: Wednesday 7 February 2024
  • Time: 18:30
  • Location: Penrhyn Road, Clattern Lecture Theatre

9 February: LGBT+ History Month Launch Event

Jude Guaitamacchi

Join us for the LGBT+ History Month launch event, with Jude Guaitamacchi, a passionate trans, non-binary model, consultant and speaker, to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. The talk will be followed by a drag show with Miss Khandi and friends. Not to be missed!

Jude is a driven advocate for LGBT+ representation and Founder & Director of 'Trans+ Solidarity Alliance', the national advocacy network advancing the rights and conditions of trans+ people in the UK.

"I am thrilled to be speaking at Kingston University for LGBT+ history month! LGBTQ+ history is an opportunity to celebrate how far we've come in our fight for equality and opportunity to raise awareness of the issue impacting our community today. I'm looking forward to discussing my new project the Trans Solidarity Alliance as we work towards making history!"

An Evening with Jude Guaitamacchi and Drag Show

Picture of Jude Guaitamacchi by @stephaniedreamsphotography

17 February: Trip to Gay's The Word in collaboration with Book Club Society

  • When: Saturday 17 February 2024
  • Time: TBC
  • Location: TBC

21 February: Board games evening

  • When: Wednesday 21 February 2024
  • Time: 17:00 to 19:00
  • Location: Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Room KHBS1002

23 February: Drinks with Kingston LGBT+ Forum

  • When: Friday 23 February 2024
  • Time: 19:00 to 22:00
  • Location: Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Room KHBS1002

24 February: Makers Market

  • When: Saturday 24 February 2024
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Not My Beautiful House, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames

29 February: LGBT+ Pub Quiz

  • When: Saturday 29 February 2024
  • Time: 18:00 to 19:00
  • Location: Not My Beautiful House, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames

More information about student events

For more information about student events, check out the LGBT+ page on the Union of Kingston Students website.

LGBT+ resources

LGBT+ collection

To celebrate our diversity, inclusivity and inclusion the STTB staff network have purchased a range of books and e-books, available in the Libraries.

These are on a range of topics related to LGBTQ+ Do take a browse of the list of resources. They may help inform your work, teaching, practice or understanding, or challenge your perceptions or preconceptions. Happy browsing and reading.