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LGBT HISTORY MONTH 2019!

Welcome to our February Newsletter

Hey Everyone! My name is Bethanie and I have been lucky enough to produce this month's newsletter. I am currently on placement at Birmingham LGBT and in my first year at University College Birmingham studying Youth, Community and Families. The first thing to note is that as a loud and proud Queer person,  this is a pretty ace place to work. The team are a joy, there are so many creative and passionate people around me and I am being inspired on a daily basis. My experience to date is mainly with young people, and I want to combine that with the experiences I am gaining here to support younger people in the LGBTQ+ community specifically. 
In the spirit of LGBT history month I thought it might be a good idea to recommend a book! 'Come Together: The years of Gay Liberation 1970-1973' by Radical Thinkers is based on the story of emerging radicalism of Britain's Gay Liberation Front. A founder of the Gay Liberation Front, Aubrey Walter, begins with an introduction that I found particularly moving.

Finally, I just wanted to remind everyone that there are links just at the bottom of this page to all the incredible services Birmingham LGBT offer. Please feel free to pick up the phone, email, or visit the centre- if I have learnt anything in my time here it is that each staff member, volunteer and community group embody a caring, supporting, guiding and educating nature at the heart of everything they do.

Bethanie!

HISTORY MONTH AT BIRMINGHAM LGBT
GAY BIRMINGHAM REMEMBERED 10 YEARS ON
Birmingham LGBT Centre, Saturday 9th Feb, 6pm, Free.  
Join us for a revival of the 'Gay Birmingham Remembered' exhibition, ten years on from its original run. The piece is a visual representation of a research project which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2008 and was originally displayed in the Symphony Hall. It explores Birmingham's gay social, cultural and political heritage and incorporates 'A portrait of Gay Birmingham 2008'. During the revival event, we will be joined by Lesley Pattenson and David Viney, who were responsible for the original work.

JOURNEY FILM CLUB PRESENTS:
120 BPM
Birmingham LGBT, Tue 19th Feb, 7pm, Free (donations welcomed)
Nathan is a young man who joins an AIDS activist group in 1990s Paris. As he attends the weekly meetings, he learns that some members prefer a more radical approach to their protests. Check out the trailer!
 
TALK: ‘The Past, Present and Future of the World’s most Beautiful Beings... Non-Binary People’ 
Birmingham Hippodrome, Thurs 21st Feb, 7.30pm, Free- Book
Award-winning editor in Chief of FRUITCAKE magazine, Jamie Windhurst, takes us on a unique spoken tour of the history of non-binary people.
 
THE STONEWALL RIOTS & THE LEGACY OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON (Talk & Screening)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Fri 22nd Feb, 7pm, Free- Book
Celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall riots - the catalyst for the American gay rights movement. Join us to explore the history of the riots with a talk from Dr. Michell Chresfield (University of Birmingham).  This event will look at the roles of women and people of colour at Stonewall as well as the life and work of activist and trans pioneer Marsha P. Johnson.
 
REMEMBERING 50 YEARS OF NIGHTINGALE
The Loft Lounge, Saturday 23rd Feb, 2pm - 4.30pm. Free- Book
Dr. Graham Beard will be in conversation with SHOUT Festival Producer Adam Carver, to talk about the history the first gay bar in Birmingham, from its beginnings in Camp Hill in 1969 to its current location on Kent Street and Graham’s time working as DJ for the Gale in the 70s.
 
INVISIBLE WOMEN + Q & A
Birmingham Museum and Art gallery, Sunday 24th, 2pm. £3.79- Book
After the success of showing this documentary during SHOUT festival 2018 and in our fight to not let Angela and Luchia's story disappear, we're bringing it back! Not only that but they will both be joining us for the screening and a Q&A session after. Don't miss out!
PARTNER AND OTHER HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

PINK SOU'WESTERS 10th ANNUAL QUEER QUIZ
Penthouse Suite (above The Loft Lounge
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A GUIDED TOUR BY ONE OF BIRMINGHAM'S TOP DRAG ICONS, LACEY LOU 
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery



A FESTIVAL FOR LGBTQ+ YOUNG PEOPLE OF COLOUR
Birmingham City University

 
BIRMINGHAM LGBT SERVICES
Birmingham LGBT offers a wide range of support and services. If you are looking for help or any further information please click on the relevant headings below to find out more information. Alternatively, you can reach us by telephone on 0121 643 0821.

Sexual Health & Wellbeing
Arts & Culture - SHOUT Festival
Domestic Violence
Social Groups
Fitness
Counselling
Older People
Asylum & Immigration
Hate Crime
Peer Mentoring

 
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