LGBT+ History Month


Hey there! February is LGBT+ History Month. We're running a series of events throughout the month including competitons, panel events, virtual meet-ups and much more.


What is LGBT+ History Month? 

LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson.


When is LGBT+ History Month? 

LGBT+ History month runs from 1.02.2021 - 28.02.2021

For more information visit the official site here 


Key Events


HIV Testing Week

1 February- 7 February 2021

National HIV Testing Week is a campaign to promote regular testing among the most affected population groups in England. This helps to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and those diagnosed late.

If you want to get yourself tested during this week, you can order a kit to your home address, click here.


Pride Baking Competition 

1 February- 22 February

- Join us for a virtual baking competition! Bake whatever you feel, just make it LGBTQ+ related! 

- The winner will be announced on the 26 February, and there is a Pride related prize to be won!

- To enter just post your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #LeicsBake or email them to

For more information on this event click here



The Queer Corner (Blogposts)

Monday 8 February 

- We invite students from across the university to write a short blog posts about their experience as a Queer person! We are wanting to focus specifically on the Q+ here, but the topics of your post could be about anything you like!

For more information on this event click here

Current Submissions


Queer Speed Friendship Event

Wednesday 17 February, from 4pm

- This will be an online social event where LGBTQ+ people can come together to chat, meet new people, and makes friends! We appreciate it has been hard for many students to make friends this year, but this will be a fun and relaxed safe space to socialise – it is never too late to make friends!

- This will be hosted on Blackboard collaborate so visit the event page for the Link.

For more information on this event click here



Queer Sex 101

This event has been delayed due to unforseen circumstances, and will be uploaded by Friday 26th Feb.

- Join us for an online discussion all about queer sex! Covering topics such as what queer sex can look like, queer sexual health, and general myth busting, our guest speaker will cover the basics and give you an introduction into a topic that is so often taboo!

For more information on this event, click here



LGBT+ Discussion with 'The Logbooks' 

Wednesday 24 Feburary, 2-3pm 

- Come alone to this online discussion with the British Podcast Awards 2020 gold winner 'The Logbooks' 

- This session will be all about making an LGBTQ+ podcast, being queer in the media, being queer in the workplace, and then there will be a Q&A after the event!

- Featuring guests speakers: Producer Shivani Dave & Presenters: Adam Zmith, and Tash Walker.

For more information on this event, click here

More information on all the events can be found on our Whats On page



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