LGBT History Month 2012

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LGBT History Month 2012 is over! Our events were very successull so thanks to all those who took part!

"Born this way?" debate

Tue 7 February (5 pm), Life Sciences building Observatory

Are sexual orientation and gender identity biologically determined or are they a choice?

Professor Debra Humphris and the University of Southampton LGBT Network invite researchers from all disciplines to take part in this debate. If you are interested in joining the panel, please contact the Network Chair.

LGBT History Workshop

Wed 15 February (10 am - 5 pm), Avenue Campus room 1145

After the great success of last year's LGBT History Workshop, Prof. Mark Cornwall has curated another excellent programme of lectures, revealing the many facets of gay, queer and trans history.

All people are encouraged to attend, and you are free to come and go to any of the sessions which interest you, starting promptly on the hour.

10am: "Colonel Redl: A Homosexual Spy Scandal on the Eve of the First World War" (Mark Cornwall)

11am: "Sex and the City in London, 1395: The Strange Case of John/Eleanor Rykener" (Leonie Hicks)

12pm: "Queerness and the People’s War: Homosexuality in the British Army 1939-1945" (Emma Vickers, University of Reading)

1pm: "Homophobia and Gay Prejudice: The Diary of a Mass Observer" (Tony Kushner)

2pm: "Same-Sex Activity in Medieval Monasteries" (Nicholas Karn)

3pm: "The Paedophile Narrative: Homosexual Men in Twentieth-Century British Politics" (Sebastian Buckle)

4pm: "Stardom and Homosexuality in 1920s Hollywood" (Michael Williams)

Inaugural Stonewall lecture — Angela Mason: Twenty-five years on: the fight for LGBT rights in the UK

Thur 1 March (6 pm), Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre B

The first of a new annual lecture event, named in honour of the UK's largest gay-rights charity, fittingly featuring Angela Mason, first executive director of Stonewall UK.

Watch the video on youtube.

More LGBT History Month events in Hampshire can be found on a brand new website: