Events

Myth-Busting: Stem Cells and the LGBTQ+ Community (by Warwick Marrow)

2nd August, 4-5pm

We, Warwick Marrow, want to dispel the myths regarding the eligibility for those part of the LGBTQ+ community donating stem cells (everyone can)!

Join us for a conversation with Elliot Wills, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, who is also a life-saving stem cell donor as we hear about his experiences and share a bit about what we do!

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2.6 Challenge for Albert Kennedy Trust

By 31st August

Join us in taking on, or supporting, the 2.6 Challenge for Albert Kennedy Trust.

You can:

  • Run, walk or cycle 2.6km
  • Repeat something 2600 times
  • Make 26 or 260 of something
  • ... or anything else that fits the theme!

Donations can be made directly to akt online here, or you can start your own online fundraising page.

Let us know you're taking part in the challenge by emailing us or leaving us a message on Facebook!

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'A Secret Love' Watch Party

(Past)
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"Falling in love in 1947, two women - Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue - begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice."

Cook-Along with Gabriel Reeves

(Past)
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Tune in to this live cook-along with Gabriel Reeves using affordable, healthy ingredients! We’ll be making Caprese Tarts, Pasta Carbonara, and Flambéed Pineapple and Berries for a speedy, fool-proof but oh, so impressive 3 course meal!

If you'd like to cook-along you'll need these ingredients

You can now watch the cook-along here.

Trancestry

(Past)
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Hannah Ayres delivers an accessible talk introducing events and individuals from her research through the lens of trans history. You may recognise some individuals, like Joan of Arc and Sylvia Riviera, though we hope to shed a light on some lesser known events and individuals too.

"What makes queer history popular, I think, is not so much the idea of a continuous past of which we are part, but the acknowledgement that we are different, and yet can still find startling moments of identity that highlight our common human aspirations across the chasm of time." Jeffrey Weeks, 2012:539

You can now watch the talk here.

Queer Sexual Health: Misconceptions and Q&A

(Past)
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Join Ashley, who ran sexual health clinic in Brighton as well as BDSM support classes, to talk about Queer sexual health misconceptions, information about good sexual health, and answer your questions around sex and relationships.

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Crisis in Community: Key Events in Queer History

(Past)
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This talk by Nick Cherryman looks briefly at some key events in British Queer history. Ranging from the Buggery Act of 1533, and touching on key figures such as Oscar Wilde and Terrance Higgins, it covers moments of crisis in British History and what this meant for the queer community.

You can now watch the talk here.

'Disclosure' Watch Party

(Past)
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DISCLOSURE is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments.

You can watch Disclosure via Netflix here.

What are the next big challenges in HE for LGBT+ equality?

(Past)

Hear from students and staff in higher education, and join the discussion on determining the next big challenges in higher education for LGBT+ equality.

Decolonisation and Decriminalisation as Queer Liberation

(Past)

Queer liberation is a multi-faceted cause which needs an understanding of nuance and interlocking oppressions. This session focused on how the broad need for decolonisation and the specific need for decriminalising queer identity are part of the same struggle for equity and justice.

It was led by Ibtisam Ahmed, a queer academic and activist of colour whose work is based on decolonial utopianism, and who has campaigned on this matter directly at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, the University of Nottingham Students' Union, and Nottinghamshire Pride.

A Spotlight On... Section 28

(Past)
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Join Nick Cherryman for a spotlight on Section 28, its impact and its legacy on the LGBT+ community.

You can now watch the talk here.

Asexuality and Aromanticism 101

(Past)

4th June, 2-3pm

A comprehensive introduction to asexuality and aromanticism, drawing from the most recent annual Ace Community Survey results to explore the demographics and experiences of members of the ace community.

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Trans Allyship in HE

(Past)

7th June, 12-1pm

Exploring what allyship with the trans community looks like in a higher education context. Suitable for those with and without prior engagement with trans inclusion, though a prior basic understanding of trans identities is advised.

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Pronouns Workshop (Herts LGBT+)

(Past)

9th June, 12-1pm

A student run workshop on why using preferred pronouns are important to the LGBT+ community. Learn about the small changes you can make to your personal and professional life to normalise the usage of preferred pronouns. Following the workshop, you will also have the ability to ask any questions regarding the workshop directly to the current members of LGBT+ Society.

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'What does an LGBTQ+ inclusive University look like?' (panel event)

(Past)

14th June, 2-3pm

What changes are necessary for LGBT+ students to feel safe and welcome on campus? How can the HE community support trans students through society's current trans moral panic? Join our panel of students and staff from universities across the UK to explore what LGBT+ inclusion looks like in higher education institutions. Bring your questions, or submit them in advance here.

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Pride Make-up Tutorial (Herts LGBT+)

(Past)

14th June, 7-9pm

A fun, celebratory workshop on how to create original Pride make-up looks. From the perfect rainbow eye to a dramatic brow, there is a look for everyone. Practice, chat and enchange key tips alongside fellow MUAs, whilst celebrating all things LGBT+.

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Reading Club: The Book of Queer Prophets

(Past)

15th June, 2-3pm

The Book of Queer Prophets features 24 bite-sized essays on sexuality, trans identity, faith and religion (easily fitting into a coffee break or break from revision). We've chosen it for our reading club because of how deeply it's spoken to members of our community.

We're offering a free copy of the book to those who register for the reading club. You do not need to have read the entire book to attend, though we would ask that you read (or listen to below) Juno Dawson's chapter 'Faith' as a minimum to be able to engage with the discussion, and encourage you to read a selection of chapters. The book has contributions from ordained ministers, Muslim drag queens, journalists, and other award-winning authors and campaigners, from across the LGBTQ+ community.

You can listen to an extract from the book, read by Stephen from the University of Warwick here.

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Live Workout with Matt Boyles of Fitter Confident You

(Past)
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16th June, 3pm

Join Matt Boyles (and the rest of us!) of Fitter Confident You for a lively afternoon workout. Equally suitable for those who work out regularly and those who've never done a workout before! (via Facebook Live)

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Intersex 101

(Past)
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17th June, 2-3pm

Offering an introduction to what it means to be intersex, the issues faced by intersex people, and how you can support and stand in solidarity with intersex people. This event is suitable for those without prior knowledge.

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Bystander Intervention: LGBTQ+ Harassment (Hollaback! event)

(Past)

17th June, 9-10pm

This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritise your own safety while intervening.

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LGBT+ 101 (Herts LGBT+)

(Past)

18th June, 2-3pm

A workshop exploring the LGBT+ spectrum. Develop your knowledge regarding gender, romantic and sexual orientations. Following a talk, attendees will also have the opportunity to ask any questions.

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Craig Law DJ Set

(Past)
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18th June, 8-10pm

Tune in for a live DJ set with DJ Craig Law from Gaydio, the biggest LGBT+ radio station in the world! In the meantime check out check out DJ Craig Law on MixCloud.

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Tackling LGBTphobia: Be an active bystander

(Past)

21st June, 1-2pm

How can we best de-escalate a situation, change people's beliefs and attitudes, and support the victim(s)? How can we keep ourselves and others safe, whilst combatting violent or otherwise unacceptable behaviour?

This workshop aims to empower attendees with the knowledge, skills and confidence to intervene safely and effectively in response to unacceptable attitudes and behaviour.

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Quiz Afternoon

(Past)

22nd June, 4-5pm

Test your knowledge of LGBTQ+ figures, history, and terms with our quiz for a chance to win up to £25 in shopping vouchers each.

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'The Boys in the Band' Watch Party

(Past)

23rd June, 6-8pm

(via Netflix Party) At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths. Starring a cast of exclusively openly-gay actors and the full roster of players from the play's 2018 Broadway revival.

A parallel discussion will take place in the chat panel. Content note: This film portrays racist behaviour, and two instances of the N word. The host will warn for it in the chat as it approaches, so that anyone who wishes not to view those sections can do so.

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Trans-Inclusive Teaching Workshop

(Past)
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24th June, 1-2pm

Exploring trans-inclusive teaching practices, this event offers practical guidance and case studies across the faculties. It is suitable for those without significant prior engagement with trans inclusion in higher education, though a prior basic understanding of trans inclusion in a general context advised.

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University - A Place For Me?

(Past)

25th June, 5-6pm

Considering university and want to know more about life as an LGBT+ student? Join us as current LGBT+ university students across the UK share their experience of being LGBT+ at university. Bring your questions, or submit them in advance here.

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Stand Bi Us: Supporting your bisexual colleagues and students

(Past)

28th June, 12:30-1:30pm

Research shows that many bisexual people disguise their sexuality in the workplace. This panel discussion aims to promote better understanding of bisexuality as an identity and what Universities can do better to help bisexual employees and students. Panellists will discuss the common stereotypes (and misconceptions) that bisexuals face and their effects, bi-erasure, ways to promote bi-inclusive environments (both remotely and in-person) and the importance of allyship for members of the bi community. It will also include some personal perspectives on coming out to colleagues and peers.

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Autism and LGBTQ+ Identities (Autism at Warwick event)

(Past)

29th June, 11am-noon

Join Autism at Warwick and Wenn Lawson for a discussion about autism and queer identities this Pride Month.

Wenn is an autistic psychologist, lecturer and author of books including "The Autistic Trans Guide to Life" and "Transitioning Together: One Couple's Journey of Gender and Identity Discovery", among numerous books and papers. He is currently a Teaching Fellow with Birmingham University's online Masters autism course. He is also co-chair of the Australian Autism Research Council.

This will be an online event held on Microsoft Teams. Register here.

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You've Got Questions...

(Past)

7th July, 2-3pm

How does romantic attraction differ from sexual attraction? Do all non-binary people consider themselves trans? Why do we celebrate Pride Month in June? Our panellists are here to answer your questions about LGBT+ identities, experiences, and culture!

Bring your questions, or submit them in advance here.

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LGBTQ+ Campaigns Support drop-in

(Past)

12th July, 2-3pm

Campaigners from across the UK will be on hand to support your campaigns for LGBTQ+ equality!

Gender-neutral toilets? LGBTQ+ on-campus accommodation? Liberated curricula?

Whether you want to start a new campaign, or need support with an existing one, drop by and say hi! We also welcome anyone who'd like to share their skills and experience with others to join us.

The event will take place online at tlk.io/CampusPride

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Screening & Discussion of 'Dating Amber'

(Past)

14th July, 5pm

A hilarious coming-of-age comedy set in mid-90s Ireland, Dating Amber follows two closeted teens Eddie and Amber as they stage a relationship to stop speculation about their sexuality.

This event will take place via Amazon Watch Party. Attendees will need a Prime subscription, or to purchase access to the film in advance. Joining instructions will be sent via email.

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Pronouns: Use and Abuse

(Past)

16th July, 1-2pm

This workshop covers what pronouns are and how they're used, how to ask for someone's pronouns, and how to share and normalise the sharing of pronouns. It also looks at what it means to misgender someone, how it feels to be misgendered, what you should do if you make a mistake, and how you can respond to misgendering by others.

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Gender Recognition in the UK

(Past)

20th July, 2-3pm

Join us to take a look at gender recognition in the UK - past, present, and future!

As a sneak preview, this talk will cover precedents set by Corbett vs Corbett and Goodwin & I v United Kingdom, the Gender Recognition Act, the Trans Inquiry Report by the Women and Equalities Committee, and Early Day Motion 660 for non-binary legal recognition.

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LGBTQ+ Activism: The Real Experience

(Past)

22nd July, 12-1pm

An exploration of LGBTQ+ activist experiences, including triumphs and challenges, through discussion with our panel. In particular, we will be exploring the barriers activists encounter whilst furthering LGBTQ+ inclusion, and how they navigate them.

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Queer Utopias: Beyond 'Okay'

(Past)

26th July, 3-4pm

Much of the discussion around LGBTQ+ experiences centres on addressing negative impacts. But what lies beyond a world that's simply 'okay' for LGBTQ+ people? What might a queer utopian future look like?

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