LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month and this year the theme is music. A variety of events are taking place across Wales so find something that interests you from the list below and  support local groups mark and celebrate this month of remembrance.

 

Launch of ‘Aberration’


Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Saturday 1 February 2014
5pm – 2am
Live musical performances, short films, spoken word including a talk about the queer history of Wales and late-night DJ.
Tickets £10. To book please contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre


ABFABB - Love Week 10-14 February

 

ABFABB and the Bridgend Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Forum are asking people to mark the arrival of equal marriage milestone with ‘Love Week’ from 10 – 14 February.
Get involved by sending in anecdotes, stories, and comments about the meaning of equal marriage, love and relationships.
‘Love Week’ will be part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender History Month Cymru. The messages will be displayed on a scrapbook-style board, in Bridgend County Borough Council’s Civic Offices in Bridgend town centre, for the duration of the week.
01656 647601 or E: enquires@abfabb.org,uk 


 
Race Equality First and South Wales Police


LGBT Information and Awareness Raising event
Tuesday 18th February 2014 12pm-3pm.
County Library, Barry, Kings Square


 
Cardiff-Wales LGBT Mardi Gras – ‘Welsh Pride’.

‘Welsh Pride’ is an exhibition featuring individuals and organisations who have helped shape LGBT heritage in Wales
19 February 6-8pm
Welsh Assembly Senedd, Cardiff Bay
Contact: Norena office@cardiffmardigras.co.uk
Phone 029 2035 1441


 
Official Launch of LGBT Youth


22 February 2014, 11am-5pm
Swansea YMCA
 


St Fagans LGBT Family Day


22 February 11am - 4pm
Oakdale Workmen's Institute
St Fagans, National History Museum


 
'A Queer Christmas'


6pm Saturday Feb 22nd
Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Premiere of the documentary, showing the process of how the production came together and looking at the local participants' personal journey along the way.
Free event
RSVP to bethan_marlow@hotmail.com
 


The Visible Project


A series of Interactive Workshops & Family Focused Events during Half Term Week for LGBT History Month CYMRU in Merthyr Tydfil
24th February @ Treharris Library 10am - 3pm
25th February @ Merthyr Town Library 2pm - 6pm
26th February @ Aberfan Library 10am - 3pm
27th February @ Dowlais Library 10am - 3pm
28th February @ Cyfarthya Museum
10am - 2pm - followed by finger buffett & Visible Launch celebration from 2pm  - 4pm
http://bit.ly/N3yEqE


 
Behind the scenes visit at Glamorgan Archives.

10.30am, 24th February
Tour of archives and display of documents relating to LGBT life in Glamorgan.

Two events that Enfys are holding in LGBT History Month

18th February

It Goes With the Shoes, tells the story of gay rights icon, Bette Bourne who took on the establishment with high heels and lipstick, playing a vital role in the fight for gay liberation during the 70's & 80's.  We are showing this film on Tuesday 18 February at 6pm in Main Building Council Chamber, Park Place, Come along and bring your popcorn!

26th February

Our main celebration event is on Wednesday 26 February at 6pm in Main Building Council Chamber, Park Place  'Let's face the Music a celebration of LGBT History Month 2014' will celebrate the theme of Music this year and will feature guest speakers and musical entertainment.  Both this event and the film event are open to anyone so please bring friends and family to help us celebrate.

The full schedule can be viewed at the following web page:  http://bit.ly/1fCglzv

 

Celebrate the Life and Work of Ivor Novello

At the Cardiff Story Museum
Thursday 27 February
7-9.30pm
Tickets £5 – call 029 2087 8444 or pop into the museum
http://bit.ly/1nQAWET

National Assembly for Wales

In February each year, the Assembly marks Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. This year our LGBT staff network, OUT-NAW, and their allies will be displaying a showcase of their LGBT Heroes in the Senedd throughout the month focussing on influential and inspirational LGBT people.

At the Assembly we are committed to promoting LGBT equality. We have been recognised as one of the top LGB-friendly organisations in the UK, and the Top Welsh Public Sector Employer. To show our commitment, we will also be flying the rainbow flags over our estate in Cardiff Bay and Colwyn Bay from 19 February. This is a very public display of our commitment to our LGBT staff and to LGBT people in Wales and across the world. It exemplifies the progress made toward LGBT equality and the challenges that still lay ahead.

 



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