February 2021 is LGBT+ History Month, a time to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by increasing the visibility and raising awareness of LGBT+ people, their history, lives and experiences.
With many of us staying at home to protect ourselves and eachother from Covid-19 we can't celebrate in person, but we can share great online events and resources for you to experience instead.
Regent's Place Pride Network are partnered with forum+ who provide services to support those who have experienced homophobic, biophobic and transphobic hate crime and discrimination.
To mark LGBT+ History Month they have an impressive calendar of interactive virtual activities themed around 'Body, Mind and Spirit' to celebrate and explore local LGBTQ heritage through digital trails, online seminars, book groups, film clubs, poetry events, history talks and more.
Loudest Whispers 2021
Celebrating it's 12th year, the Loudest Whispers arts exhibition in partnership with forum+ and Regent's Place is back. Explore the theme of 'Body, Mind and Spirit' through the works of thirty eight LGBT artists from the Camden, St Pancras and Kings Cross community.
Friday 5 February until Saturday 31 July 2021.
Photograph by Michael Burnel.
Join groundbreaking TV writer and producer Russell T Davies for an online event about his brilliant new Channel 4 series, It's A Sin.
It's A Sin follows a group of friends navigating life, love and sexualilty in 1980's London and stars Olly Alexander, Neil Patrick Harris, Lydia West and Stephen Fry.
Thursday 4 February 2021 6-7pm.
Big Gay Ben Quiz
Join the Westminster LGBT Forum's free virtual quiz on Queer History for a fun, light-hearted event.
Full details of the event will be sent to everyone on the Westminster LGBT Forum's mailing list a week before the event.
Sunday 21 February 2021 at 4pm via Zoom.
Bishopsgate Institute and OUTing The Past
Join Bishopsgate Institute and OUTing The Past online to hear from speakers on a range of LGBTQ+ subjects, including the contested history of the Gay Liberation Front, and an oral testimony about being transgender. Speakers include Lisa Power, Katie Robinson, Dr Ju Gosling FRSA and Bethan Rees.
Wednesday 24 February
You can also expand your knowledge on LGBTQ+ history by signing up to one of the Bishopsgate Institute's online courses including:
One-day course about the history of Switchboard, the oldest volunteer-led LGBTQ+ charity in the UK: Sign up here.