This February we’re celebrating LGBT+ History Month 2021! Your student groups, reps, and executive officers have come together to bring you a range of content, activities and events that share the experiences of the LGBT+ community, celebrate the diversity within it, and raise awareness of issues facing LGBT+ people at Queen Mary and worldwide.
The Students’ Union is committed to being a safe and welcoming space for students of all sexualities and gender identities and we hope this month you can have fun, learn something new and explore the LGBTQ+ spectrum! We understand that due to lockdown restrictions some students may be stuck in an environment that doesn’t accept them but we hope that you will be able to benefit from the resources and activities we’re organising this month, and maybe find a community where you can be your true self in!
This year one of our focuses is on the theme of intersectionality, exploring how your sexuality overlaps and interacts with other aspects of your identity such as race, gender, religion and disability. All aspects of someone’s identity are incredibly important to consider and we hope that you are able to explore this with us through our events and activities!
We have put together an iconic culture list full of TV shows, films and more so make sure to check them out for some LGBTQ+ recommendations. Also keep an eye out on our social media for quizzes, student takeovers, profiles and more!
Thanks to our Organising Committee for contributing to this campaign: BL LGBT Rep, BL LGBT Society, Mile End Disabled and SLD Rep, Gozo Welfare Rep, Physics and Astronomy Rep, VP Science and Engineering, VP Humanities and Social Sciences, and VP Communities.
Watch our LGBT+ History Month Welcome Video