Category: Events

LGBT History Month – Events

LGBT History Month – Events

We’re pleased to be able to share with you a number of free events that are taking place on the South Coast over the coming days.

Lecture ‘Does a woman need a Vagina?’ Dr Nicola Puckey
Hosted by: The University of Winchester
Date: Tuesday 23rd February, 6pm
Venue: SAB 203 (University of Winchester)

Screening of the film ‘Pride’
Hosted by: Plymouth University LGBT Staff Forum, in partnership with Pride in Plymouth
Date: Wednesday 24th February -film will commence at 7.45pm- doors will be open at 7.30
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema in Roland Levinksy Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

LGBT Symposium
Hosted by: The University of Winchester
Date: Thursday 25th February, 6pm
Venue: SAB 301 (University of Winchester)

Film Screening – Credence
Redefining the way LGBT people are shown on screen, Credence tells the story of a family torn apart during the last evacuation on earth after violent storms have made survival impossible. The story follows two fathers’ decision to make the ultimate sacrifice to give up all their possessions to ensure the survival of their daughter, and the entire human race. With over 100,000 views and 600+ contributions, Credence’s crowdfunding campaign raised over £22,000 using Indiegogo to bring this story to the big screen at London’s Leicester Square in partnership with Wired Magazine.
A private screening of the crowdfunded film Credence presented by the director Mike Buonaiuto.

Book now on the Eventbrite booking page:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/credence-meet-the-director-and-film-screening-tickets-21375741418

Hampshire Pride Parade
The parade will then follow a pre-designated marshalled route through the historic city of Winchester to the Discovery Centre, which will be hosting an afternoon of market stalls, outside entertainment, performances and speeches. An after-party, featuring upcoming cabaret acts and DJs, will take place in the evening at The Railway Inn, tickets available online or on the door.
Date: Saturday 27th February, 1pm – departs approx. 2.15pm
Venue: The Stripe (University of Winchester)

Lecture by Karl Alvestad (University of Winchester PhD student) on ‘Searching for my knights in shining armour; Queering the Middle Ages in scholarship and medievalism’ at the Discovery Centre.
Hosted by: The University of Winchester
Date: Monday 29th February
Venue: Discovery Centre, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB

If you’d like any further information on any of these events please do contact us or for University of Winchester events please do email LGBTstaff@winchester.ac.uk .

UK Black Pride Picnic in the Park

UK Black Pride Picnic in the Park

This year, for the first time the Army LGBT Forum and the AFCIO Victoria manned a stall at the UK Black Pride Picnic in the Park. Held on Sunday 30th June 2014 the stall composed of two forum members and two members of the local Army Reserve unit. Invited by Ms. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (Director and Co-Founder of UkBlackPride) after speaking at the Army LGBT Forum annual conference we were delighted to attend.

The day was very relaxed with people browsing the various stalls, food area and relaxation area punctuated with the periodical gravitational pull of the performances and presentations on the main stage area; it had the feel of a family event.

Our stand was very busy with people interested in discussing life in the Army focused upon on being LGBT or being a member of the BME community.

The day was a great success with lots of enquiry and interaction between the BME LGBT community and the Army. Sgt Guy Lowe-Barrow remarked:

The thing that struck me the most was how welcoming the participants were. The engagement with the general public was extremely positive and many people commented on the how great it was to see the Army being pro active and engaging specifically with the BME LGBT community.

The day ended with a performance from the heading-lining act Misha B of X-Factor fame.

RLC out in force at London Pride 2014

RLC out in force at London Pride 2014

London Pride 2014 saw over 100 servicemen and women march this year with tens of thousands of people lining the streets in celebration.

This year Royal Logistic Corps troops were out in force, being the largest representatives of the Army contingent with 5 members marching out of the total 37 from the Army.

Led by 2Lt Richard Cann, members of the parade included Sgt Guy Lowe-Barrow, Sgt Jamie Carrahar, Cpl Louise Bradley and Cpl Joe Brown with OCdt Chris Howard also taking part in the parade with his civilian employer.