LGBT+ History Month


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

Events spotlight

RuPaul Watch parties with BL LGBT+ Soc

Every Thursdays & Saturdays, 8pm

For more information and to get the link, please email

Panel Discussions

Come along to one of the panel discussions that Disapora Speaks, BL Sexual Health, BL LGBT+ Rep and other groups are putting on throughout the month. There will be talks from trans activists, a LGBT+ Women panel and talks about LGBT+ physical and mental health and themes of intersectionality.


Keep up to date on social media to see our miniseries of quizzes, released every Monday. There will also be some virtual quizzes where you can battle it out on your LGBT culture knowledge, there may even be some drag queens appearing! You can check out these events and all the others by using the filter on the events page.

See all events

Culture list

  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi
  • The Sexual Politics of Disability by Katherine Gillespie Sells
  • Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
  • Pose
  • Banana
  • Sense8
  • Queer Eye
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Euphoria
  • Transparent
  • Eyewitness
  • Faking It
  • Paris is Burning (1990)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Carol (2015)
  • Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020)
  • The Way He Looks (2014)
  • Margarita With a Straw (2014)
  • BBC Sounds: Me and My Asexuality by Yasmin Benoit
  • Sex Theory with Demi & Friends
  • Angels in America
  • Slave Play
  • Rent
  • Falsettos