LGBTQ+ History Month 2021

Taking place during the month of February, the SRC run events to celebrate LGBT History Month and this vibrant part of the UofG community

Our message this year is You Are Not Alone. Through dark times like these, more than ever we need to stick together and look out for each other and our friends in the LGBTQ+ community.
We will have events and activities on throughout the month, organised by our LGBTQ+ Equality Officer and VP of Student Support. Events range from coffee mornings, to poetry recitals, plus loads of collaboration with our clubs and societies.
You can find these events listed on our Native events site: https://glasgowstudent.native.fm
Let’s make this February one to remember #YouAreNotAlone

 

Date and Time Organisers and Location Name of Event Description
04/02/21

19:00 – 21:00

This event is organised by Glasgow University for Sustainable Development Goals society. Please contact gu4sdg@gmail.com with any issues .

Native

LGBTQ+ History Month | Queer Inclusive Cinema Screening

The GU4SDG Society will be participating in the Virtual LGBTQ+ History Month hosting three events during this February. These will consist on Queer Inclusive Cinema Screenings. We will recommend a LGBTQ+ inclusive film at the beginning of each week so that anyone can watch it whenever they want. If you do not have access to any platform and, therefore, are unable to watch the film, do not worry! We will be screening the films on Thursdays at 7pm (GMT time) via Zoom. The idea is that, after watching the film, each one can comment on it using the facebook event post. You can discuss anything you want: if you liked the film, if it was or was not lgbtq inclusive, any positive or negative feedback, etc. We are looking forward to hearing your opinions
11/02/21

17:00 – 19:00

SRC’s LGBTQ+ Officer Indigo

Native

LGBTQ+ POC Coffee Meet Up

Come hang out with SRC’s LGBTQ+ Officer Indigo and GULGBTQ+ POC Officer Aniqa for LGBTQ+ POC coffee on Thursday from 5:00pm! This event will happen over Zoom and it is for anyone who’s queer and comes from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity background.
11/02/21

18:00 – 20:00

This event is organised by UofG Doctor Who Society. Please contact uogdocsoc@gmail.com with any issues.

Native

Doctor LGBTQ…+

This event is a presentation on the queer influences and representation in Doctor Who and related mediums, followed by a social where we can discuss the contents of the presentation in a casual, non-structured manner.
16/02/21

18:00 – 20:00

This event is organised by Glasgow University Sign Language Society. Please contact glasgowunisls@gmail.com  with any issues.

Native

Relationships and LGBTQ+ Signs

We’ll be teaching the BSL signs for relationships and LGBTQ+ signs. Come along and join in!
16/02/21

18:00 – 20:00

This event is organised by GU Amnesty. Please contact mail@guamnesty.org.uk with any issues.

Native

GU Amnesty Film Screening: Rafiki (2018)

To celebrate LGBTQ+ history month, we will be watching Rafiki, an award-winning debut film by director Wanuri Kahiu. Rafiki is a love story between two young women (played by Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva) in Kenya, where homosexuality is still illegal. They create their own world to escape the society’s expectations as well as the political rivalry of their families. Despite dealing with heavy themes, Rafiki is a celebration of love, filled with joy and heartbreak, just like any other love story.
17/02/21

18:00 – 19:00

This event is organised by the SRC VP Student Support. Please contact e.mccabe@src.gla.ac.uk with any issues.

Native

Never Blend In: Voices Of Our LGBTQ+ Role Models

Inclusion and Wellbeing Consultant, David E. Hull-Watters has spent the past decade interviewing numerous LGBTQ+ role models from education, entertainment, law enforcement, medical and emergency services, politics, religion, and sports for his book NEVER BLEND IN. In this relaxed, accessible, interactive presentation, he shares selected extracts from notable interviewees, including original and insightful interviews with Alan Cumming OBE, Stephen Fry, Anthony Rapp, Heather Matarazzo, Daniel Newman, Adele Anderson, John Amaechi, Clare Summerskill; key equality advocates, educators and influencers of policy Sue Sanders, Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah (UK Black Pride), Jason Jones, Maurice Tomlinson, Rabbi Denise Eger, Lt. Dan Choi, veteran human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell; filmmakers Parvez Sharma and Mobeen Azhar; transgender trailblazers David E. Weekley, Michael Eric Brown, Caroline Paige, and Jamison Green, amongst many others. David interweaves these interview extracts with an exploration of how life need not be a self-fulfilling prophecy, that our “truth” is shaped through our relationships, our environment, and our experiences, and of how we can change our perceptions, heighten our self-esteem, and move toward personal and professional goals with clear vision and purpose.
18/02/21

19:00 – 21:00

This event is organised by Glasgow University for Sustainable Development Goals society. Please contact gu4sdg@gmail.com with any issues.

Native

Queer Inclusive Cinema Screening

he GU4SDG Society will be participating in the Virtual LGBTQ+ History Month hosting three events during this February. These will consist on Queer Inclusive Cinema Screenings. We will recommend a LGBTQ+ inclusive film at the beginning of each week so that anyone can watch it whenever they want. If you do not have access to any platform and, therefore, are unable to watch the film, do not worry! We will be screening the films on Thursdays at 7pm (GMT time) via Zoom. The idea is that, after watching the film, each one can comment on it using the facebook event post. You can discuss anything you want: if you liked the film, if it was or was not lgbtq inclusive, any positive or negative feedback, etc. We are looking forward to hearing your opinions!
24/02/21

18:00 – 19:00

This event is organised by the SRC VP Student Support. Please contact e.mccabe@src.gla.ac.uk with any issues.

Native

Glasgow’s Queer Interwar Underworld

Just imagine there were queer, Glaswegian ‘Peaky Blinders’. A group of interwar men, predominantly, headed by a charismatic leader, whose style and criminal enterprise agitated the legal and political circles of the city. This might be a stretch, but Glasgow’s interwar Whitehats were a ‘queer menace’. Just who were ‘Florence Ramsay’, ‘Liz Paton’, ‘Happy Fanny Fields’, and ’Ella Shields’ and what do they tell us about the queer interwar underworld of Glasgow? Dr Jeff Meek of Economic and Social History explores these ‘queer menaces’ and the spaces and places that they occupied in Glasgow between the wars.
This event is organised by Hispanic Society. Please contact gu.hispanic.society@gmail.com with any issues.

Native

Hispanic Society LGBTQ+ Quiz

Come join us for a fun night of trivia all about the LGBTQ+ community of the Spanish-speaking world! The quiz will be in English and everyone is welcome! There will be all the usual rounds: history, geography and music etc. with a couple of surprises thrown in. Come along and meet new people from around the world!
25/02/21

17:00 – 19:00

This event is organised by Indigo Korres. Please contact lgbtqplus-officer@src.gla.ac.uk with any issues.

Native

LGBTQ+ POC Coffee Meet Up

Come hang out with SRC’s LGBTQ+ Officer Indigo and GULGBTQ+ POC Officer Aniqa for LGBTQ+ POC coffee on Thursday from 5:00pm! This event will happen over Zoom and it is for anyone who’s queer and comes from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity background.
25/02/21

19:00 – 21:00

This event is organised by Scot Lit Society. Please contact scotlitsociety@gmail.com with any issues.

Native

Scottish LGBTQ+ Poetry Social

An informal poetry social centred around LGBTQ+ Scottish poets. Bring a poem by an LGBTQ+ Scottish poet* and join us for some poetry and a chat about the LGBTQ+ literary history of Scotland. *If you’re not comfortable reading aloud but would still like to share a poem, bring your poem ready to paste into the chat (or a link to the poem) and a member of the committee will read it on your behalf!
26/02/21

19:00 – 20:30

This event is organised by Glasgow Grim Reapers Quidditch Team. Please contact glasgowgrimreapers@gmail.com with any issues.

Native

Evening Workout with the Glasgow Grim Reapers

We’ll be hosting a relatively easy workout session via zoom. It’ll consist of a warm up, a mix of cardio and bodyweight exercises, then stretches to cool down. All exercises will be demonstrated so don’t worry about not having been to the gym in ages (or ever). You won’t be needing any additional equipment but I would recommend having a water bottle nearby. Make sure to wear light, comfortable clothes that you can move around in. People of all abilities are welcome!