SUSU does LGBT History Month

In General

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For the last two months SUSU’s Equality and Diversity Committee have been working hard in collaboration with The Edge and Wessex Scene magazines to create a month full of exciting activities and events to celebrate LGBT History Month. In addition to these events, we are releasing a special edition magazine for the month, celebrating the unique stories and contributions
of LGBT people in the community. We would like to emphasise that everyone is welcome to attend the events, not just members of the LGBT community.

We will be launching all of the celebrations at our LGBT History Month Launch Party, which will be held in The Bridge on Wednesday 11th February. Funded by the SUSU innovations fund, entry is free, and there will be a free glass of Champagne or fruit juice for the first 30 people to arrive! The launch event will also be your first opportunity to see the LGBT History Month Magazine, created as a unique collaboration between the Wessex Scene, The Edge, SUSU LGBT society and the SUSU Equality and Diversity Committee. The magazine covers a range of topics, from personal stories and faith and sexuality, to film reviews and TV analysis. There will also be stalls from various societies and local charities.

In addition to this, throughout the month we will be screening several films. Together with Union Films we are holding a free screening of Pride (2014), on the 15th February. The film has been
critically acclaimed, and is inspired by the true story of lesbian and gay activists in London, raising money for families affected by the miners’ strikes. We will also be screening Beautiful Thing on
Sunday 1st February, Romeos on Thursday 5th February, Anatomy of a Love Seen on Thursday 19th February, and Friday on Thursday 26th February, all at 7pm in Building 58, Room 1007.

Other exciting events through the month include the Annual Southampton Stonewall Lecture on Wednesday 11th February, and you will have the chance to add your handprint to our LGBT
rainbow on Tuesday 17th February on the SUSU Concourse.

Follow the action on Twitter and Facebook by using #SUSULGBT.

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