Upcoming Events

LGBT History month

 

Leicester University’s programme of events can be accessed here.

De Montfort University’s programme of events can be accessed here.

Cambridge University museums have a series of free LGBTQ tours.  Booking is essential.  More information and booking is here.

Over the rainbow? The lives of midlife and older lesbians and gay men, Wednesday 6 February, 6.00 – 8.00pm.

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Building on extensive life histories collected from narratives of members of LGB communities, Dr Jane Traies and Dr Paul Simpson will shed light on previously undocumented lives. Their research, conducted among lesbian and bisexual women in the UK and gay and bisexual men in Manchester, reveals hidden stories of love, bodies, sex, families, friends and life under the radar. The stories will entertain, inspire and energize us to a new, inclusive politics of age and sexuality.
The seminar will be introduced by Professor Julie Fish, Director for The Centre for LGBTQ+ research, DMU.
The event is collaboration between De Montfort University, Leicester LGBT Centre and Leicester Ageing Together.
Refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.

This is a free lecture.
Further information and booking details are available here.

 

‘Greater Love’, poems of Wilfred Owen.  Tuesday February 19th 7pm.

This free events takes place at Curve Cafe in Leicester.  No booking needed, just turn up.

 

 

LGBTIQ+, Intersectionality and Islam Conference on Saturday 23rd February 09:30 – 16:00 

The venue for this conference is Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way
Birmingham, B15 2SX

Lunch is provided.

The conference programme can be viewed here.  Free tickets can be booked here.

There are a series of panels and talks, including:

  • If You Can’t be Yourself, Who Can You Be?
    Khakan Qureshi
  • Being Intersex: Gender and Sex Diversity Affirmation in Islam
    Martin Hasani
  • Allyship through Secularism
    Rabia Mirza
  • Bisexuality, Islam and the Immigration System
    Alex Wainwright
  • Showing Solidarity: Including Trans People in Our Mosques, Meetings and Minds
    Ezra Stripe

 

LGBT History Month Lecture with Vicky Beeching at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford, February 28th at 6.30pm

vicky beeching

As part of LGBT History month, Vicky Beeching will be giving a talk entitled Living an undivided life: exploring the intersections of LGBTQ identity, faith, mental health & wellbeing.

Further information is available here. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here.

Desire, Love, Identity: exploring LGBTQ histories.  Until March 3rd.

This free exhibition is being held at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham.

Same-sex love and desire and gender diversity are integral to human experience. The way they have been expressed culturally has varied widely globally and over time. Based upon Professor Richard Parkinson’s award-winning book, ‘A Little Gay History’, this exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ experience through the British Museum’s collection.
Ranging chronologically from ancient history to the present day, the display challenges us to question our assumptions about the past. As well as famous figures like the poet Sappho, and the Roman emperor Hadrian and his beautiful lover Antinous, the display also reflects the experiences and lives of those whose names are lost to us, what the novelist E.M. Forster memorably described as a ‘…great unrecorded history.’
Modern and contemporary works by artists such Augusta Kaiser (1895-1932), Bhupen Khakar (1934-2003), David McDiarmid (1952-95) and Otsuka Takashi (b.1948) reflect more recent perspectives. David Hockney’s Fourteen Poems from CP Cavafy etchings were produced and published shortly before the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in July 1967 which partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales. A selection of LGBTQ campaign badges from the 1970s to the present day highlight later (and ongoing) campaigns for equality and rights.

More information can be found here.

 

Pride Workshop at Leeds Church Institute on Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 12:00 till 4.00pm.

Christians at Pride     purple white cross

Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6DG.  If you’d like to organise a Christians at Pride event but are wondering where to start, or you want to network with other Pride organisers to share tips and tricks, this workshop is for you! Come and be inspired by stories from Pride events around the country, swap tips and resources, and get equipped with Christians at Pride banners and t-shirts.

The event is free.  Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite.  Click here for booking tickets.

 On Being ‘Queer and Catholic’ Saturday 30th March, 12-5pm

queer and catholic

Birmingham LGBT Centre, downstairs Café space, 38-40 Holloway Circus, B1 1EQ
Talk by the author ‘Mark Dowd’ and accompanying workshops in regard to our own personal journeys of being Queer and Catholic, LGBT Christians, or friends/family of those who apparently ‘live in contradiction’.  Booking essential

 

Intersecting Identities – Pink Therapy Conference on Saturday March 30th from 09:00-17.00

pink therapy conference

The event takes place at Resource for London
356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA London, United Kingdom:00

Intersecting identities
Our seventh conference is themed around Intersectionality, which explores the interconnected nature of social categorisations such as race, gender, faith and disability/health as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of privilege and disadvantage.

Tickets can be bought here.  The schedule for the day is viewable here.

 

Open Church Network – various dates.

In the Name of Love: The Bible, Gender Identity and Same-Sex Relationships

In 2019, Steve Chalke and the Open Church Network team will be travelling to some of the UK’s biggest towns and cities for a series of one-day events to explore the Bible, gender-identity and same-sex relationships.

Aimed at the significant number of Christians in UK churches who long to celebrate their friends and family who are in same-sex relationships, those who wish to support loved ones with a non-traditional understanding of their gender, and people who just can’t make peace with the bits of the Bible that seem to oppose LGBT inclusion.

It will also be a vital event for those who already support their LGBT friends and family but want to be more confident in speaking out about it at church and help their local community take the next step in its journey.

At each event we will explore:

  • What the Bible really says about same-sex relationships
  • How we apply the message of scripture to understanding gender-identity and gender-transition
  • The overarching narrative of the Bible and how we can better understand and apply its timeless wisdom
  • How we can form a theology that supports LGBT people, supports same-sex relationships and embraces and affirms people with a non-traditional gender-identity
  • How best to understand the verses in both Old and New Testament that seem to forbid same-sex relationships

Events will take place in Bristol (Feb 23rd), Birmingham (April 6th), Salford (April 27th), Sheffield (May 18th) and Southampton (June 22nd).  All these events take place on Saturdays.

To book a ticket, go to booking page and select the venue you want.  Tickets cost £35.

Quest 2019 Retreat, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019.

quest retreat 2019

This retreat is taking place at Mount St Bernard’s Abbey, Leicestershire.

Further information and booking details can be found here.

 

LEFT – LBTQI women Exploring Faith Together, Weekend Gathering, Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2016 

The annual Weekend Gathering will take place at Holland House.  Information on Holland House is available here.
The annual weekend will be led by Rosie Miles.
Booking is not yet available for this event.

 

Quest Conference.  Friday August 9th to Sunday 11th, 2019

quest conference 2019

The theme for the 2019 conference is Family Matters, Rainbow parenting and the catholic church.  The speakers are Dr Mary McAleese and Dr Sam Hall.  The conference will take place at the University of Winchester.

The early discount rate is £215, rising to 235 after February 28th.

More details can be found here here