Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month

February marks LGBT History Month, first started in 2005. At SUBU we're marking the month with a collection of activities to explore the history of the LGBT community and provide space for LGBT students to celebrate their "being", both historical and present. 

31st January, 19:00 Lgbt+ History Month: The Beginning

Exam stress flying out the window quicker than your hopes and dreams? JOIN US at Flirt on the 31st January to not only celebrate the end of exams, but celebrate the opening of LGBT+ History Month!

Following Flirt we'll be heading to sing our hearts out at DYMK Bar & Club where Ms. Lucinda Lashes will be bringing her usual magic! Come and get acquainted with Bournemouth's most outrageous drag act ahead of her return to Inclusive Exclusive! - Bournemouth Student Pride After-Party! on 27th February.


7th February, 17:00 - 20:00 Black HIV and AIDS Awareness Day: Discussion and Documentary

Join the LGB+, Trans and Non Binary, and Students of Colour campaign to hear about HIV and AIDS in the BME community, and join us for a film screening and discussion around the topic. Snacks and drinks will be available at a donation to send to our chosen charity.

We will be fundraising for AIDS Alliance - who's mission is to end AIDS through community action, an ambitious but realistic vision. Their work is international, focusing in developing countries. www.aidsalliance.org

We will be showing a film screening of Tongues Untied which 'shares fierce examples of homophobia and racism: the man refused entry to a gay bar because of his colour; the college student left bleeding on the sidewalk after a gay-bashing; the loneliness and isolation of the drag queen. Yet they also affirm the black gay male experience: protest marches, smoky bars, "snap diva," humorous "musicology" and vogue dancers'. The film also speaks about HIV and AIDS in the black community.


12th February, 18:00 - 22:00 LGBT History Month - an evening of insight

Join Bournemouth University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO), at the heart of Bournemouth’s LGBT scene to reflect on the history of the LGBT community, and to gain an insight into the issues the community faces today. We will be showcasing some of the integral research Bournemouth University has been undertaking, exploring the lives of those in the LGBT community and learn how we can use this knowledge to help shape our future society.

Dr. Chris Pullen – Research on Queer Youth Refugees and Trans people coming out in 2018
Dr. Jayne Caudwell – Transgender young men: gendered subjectivities and the physically active body


Book your FREE tickets now via bulgbthistorymonth.eventbrite.co.uk/


18th February, 16:00 - 19:00 Big LGBTQ+ Quiz

Knowledgeable? Competitive? Love a good quiz? Join us for the Big Bournemouth LGBTQ+ Quiz and make Fry proud!

Quiz rounds:

  1. Famous LGBT+ People
  2. General Knowledge
  3. Films
  4. Drag Queen Anagrams
  5. LGBT+ History
  6. Guess the Intro

Teams of 5/6 people. Tickets are available for quiz entrants for £2 or £6 to include food from Syron @ The Old Fire Station. Tickets available from Eventbrite.


19th February, 18:30 - 20:00 Stuart Milk 'Global LGBT Inclusive Human Rights'

Join Students' Union at Bournemouth Union and Bournemouth University as we present our LGBT History Month public lecture with Stuart Milk.

Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Executive Chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto the global stage supporting local, regional and national human rights struggles and emerging LGBT communities on the ground in over 60 nations on six continents.

Stuart, was the official surrogate on LGBT rights for US President Barack Obama and he successfully led campaigns for the establishment of the now annual Harvey Milk Day state holiday in California, he accepted the highest civilian honor in the US, the Medal of Freedom on behalf of his uncle, from President Obama. He has led historic campaigns to have Harvey memorialized on a US Postage forever stamp and a newly commissioned US Navy ship, the first LGBT person to receive either honor.

This public lecture is open to all but registration via eventbrite is a requirement of entry. 

20th February, 17:30 - 20:30 T-Party

Join the Transgender and Non-Binary Students' Campaign for T-Party on 5 floor, Student Centre, Talbot Campus. Open to self identifying members only, come along and enjoy tea, cake, hot chocolate and board games!


27th February, 11:00-15:00 Bournemouth Student Pride 2018

Campus parade at 12:30, starting AUB Courtyard.

Bournemouth Student Pride is back and we’re once again bringing together LGBTQ+ students & allies from across Bournemouth for a day of celebration to close LGBT History Month;  with our colourful campus parade, entertainment, perormances and a BBQ, it’s a day not to be missed!

For all the updates on Bournemouth Student Pride 2018 check out the webpage


27th February, 22:00-3:00 Inclusive Exclusive!

Bournemouth Student Pride and FRAU DJs present Inclusive Exclusive!, the official Bournemouth Student Pride 2018 after-party.

We're transforming The Old Firestation into a shiny disco ball and bringing an evening filled with glitz, glamour and fun including:

Frau DJ's - the Glitter Queens will be providing an eclectic mix of intellectual cheese ALL NIGHT LONG!
Lucinda Lashes - your hostess with the mostest!
Davacality- A one night only cabaret style show with Drew Hamilton and Dixie Norm, featuring Divas from the 50's to

• MAKE UP & GLITTER STATION 💅✨ brought to you by: Pixie Paint - Face Painting in Bournemouth and Poole
• CATWALK COMPETITION 💃🕺 Strike a pose and strut your stuff on our red carpet!
• BUBBLY BAR 🍾 (for those who aren't 'fashionably late'!)
• PHOTO BOOTH 📸 brought to you by Nerve TV!

Come dressed as the best possible version of yourself! YOU ARE FABULOUS! 💖

Tickets are available via The Old Fire Station website

To keep up to date on everything else LGBTQ+ 'like' the LGB Plus Students' Campaign and Trans and Non-Binary Students' Campaign on Facebook to see what else you can get involved with this year.

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