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25th February 2021 | 2 min read
February is LGBTQ+ History Month, a yearly month-long celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and civil rights movements. This gives us all a chance to reflect on the struggles, hard work and achievements that the LGBTQ+ community has made over the years, as well as help to continue the fight, addressing current issues and challenges to the movement.
Although workplaces and flexible and serviced offices may not be able to celebrate in the usual way this year, there are plenty of remote events set to inspire, educate and bring people together. Choose from a great mix of historical, cultural, and entertaining events, for people who want to learn more about the movement, and for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate their identity. So, read on to discover our top selection of remote events for LGBTQ+ month.
Thursday 25th February: Queer Kitchen cookalong
If cooking is more your thing, on 25th February, Coaches’ Kitchen are running a Queer Kitchen edition of their popular cookalong session. Everyone is welcome to join in with the cooking, or simply enjoy listening to the chat. All you need to do is check the event details to find out what ingredients you need, grab an apron and a saucepan and get stuck in!
Friday 26th February: The Dream House and the House of Love
If you prefer books to films, there are lots of remote events surrounding books, writing and reading you can enjoy in the last week of February. On 26th February, why not join the In The Dream House LGBTQ+ Book Club with Carmen Maria Machado from 7pm to 8pm.
Then, from 7.30PM, join Royal Museums Greenwich online for a night of Fierce Queens and queer love stories through the ages. With a range of gender-diverse performances, virtual tours of the Queen’s House, life drawing, love letters and more, open your kitchen, dining room or bedroom to the House of Love, sit back and enjoy!
Saturday 27th February: ShakesQueer
The LGBTQ+ Month celebrations continue into the weekend, with brand new energetic multi-artform show ShakesQueer, in which performance artist Tom Marshman intertwines queer voices of the past with his own relationship with Shakespeare. Hosted on Zoom between 7-7.30PM, the show is sure to be entertainment at its best.
Sunday 28th February: Cabaret and burlesque
To round off a fantastic week, on Sunday 28th February from 8PM onwards, the After Dark Cabaret & Burlesque will be streaming live to your living room. Hosted by the ever-enthusiastic Ripper Moff, this one-of-a-kind variety show features the best Queer talent. Grab a drink and get ready to be dazzled…
Whether you attend a talk, watch a movie, or simply open a conversation with friends, family and colleagues, there’s something everyone can do to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month this year. For more information, check out the full range of events here.
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