LGBT+ History month

LGBT+ History Month runs every year throughout February and seeks to raise the visibility of people from LGBT+ communities and also offer an opportunity for Allies to openly show their support and solidarity.

One of the most impactful ways in which the University of Derby demonstrates its support, is by displaying rainbow flags in prominent places around each site in addition to the rainbow lanyards and badges that staff and students already wear.

This bold and visible show of unity is not merely tokenistic, it is underpinned by a lived culture throughout the organisation. There is no excuse for being a bystander in the world when it comes to any form of discrimination.

At the University of Derby we take this seriously and this is why we celebrate all our staff and students, however they identify.

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

Samira Mensah, Vice President (Welfare) of the Union of Students and Sarah Barley-McMullen, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at the University, share how we support equality and diversity as an institution by equipping our students and staff to challenge discrimination at every level.

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

View Celebrating LGBT+ History Month video transcript

Events taking place

• Rainbow Roam launch event and raising the LGBT+ flag

Monday 3 Feb 2020, 12.00pm - 12.30pm at University of Derby, Kedleston Road

• Big BUCS Wednesday

Wednesday 5 Feb 2020, 9.00am - 7.00pm at Sports Centre, Kedleston Road

• Buxton film night (The Favourite)

Tuesday 11 Feb 2020, 5.00pm - 8.00pm at Union Living Room behind the Boiler House in Buxton

• Quiz hosted by the LGBTQ+ Society

Thursday 13 Feb 2020, 7.00pm - 10.00pm at One Friar Gate Square

• Equali-tea party

Monday 17 Feb 2020, 12.00pm - 2.00pm at Markeaton Street

• Tie dye workshop

Friday 21 Feb 2020, 5.00pm - 7.00pm at Britannia Mill

• Student pride trip to London

Saturday 22 Feb 2020, 7.30am - 5.30pm at University of Westminster

• Sport vs homophobia

Friday 28 Feb 2020, 8.00am - 6.00pm at Sports Centre, Kedleston Road 

Rainbow coloured chalks

LGBTQ+ History Month events

We've worked with the Union of Students on this month's LGBTQ+ programme, so there's lots of ways to get involved.

Find out how to get involved with LGBTQ+ History MonthFind out how to get involved with LGBTQ+ History Month