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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."
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
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!"
Picture of Jude Guaitamacchi by @stephaniedreamsphotography
For more information about student events, check out the LGBT+ page on the Union of Kingston Students website.
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.