LGTB+ History Month Tower Hamlets

February is officially LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Month and Tower Hamlets will be celebrating with a number of exciting free events for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Tower Hamlets Launch Evening
Wednesday 5th February 18:00-21:00
The Reach Community Hub
11 Oliphant Street, Poplar, London E14 0GB

Celebrating the launch of LGBT History Month with a performance at 7.00pm of "This Is Who I Am" by Ice& Fire exploring human rights stories focusing on LGBT+ Asylum Seekers. Followed by a Q&A with panel speakers from GALOP, Peter Tatchell Foundation, Bisi Alimi Foundation and UKLIG. Stalls, HIV/STI testing, refreshments & networking.

The event includes a special question and answer panel discussion with representatives from the Peter Tatchell and Bisi Alimi Foundations, UKLGIG (UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group) and Galop.

Film Short: A Celebration of Older LBTQ Women
Tuesday 11th February 18.00 –20.00pm
Positive East
159 Mile End Road, London E1 4AQ

ELOP & Positive East in partnership with WOFFF -Women over 50 Film Festival present 5 short films celebrating LBTQ older women in front of and behind the camera, plus Q&A with the director of WOFFF

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LGBT History Month: LGBT Resistance in Tower Hamlets
Thursday 13th February 18:00 – 20:00
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
277 Bancroft Road, London  E1 4DQ

Join activist Paul Barlow for our event celebrating LGBT History Month: LGBT resistance in Tower Hamlets.

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Rainbow Family Fun Day
Sunday 16th February 11:00-15.30
Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, Poplar, London, E14 6TL

All Families welcome to attend... To come together for a day of activities and fun.
11.00 –13.00: Storytelling, crafts, face painting, co-operative games & more
14.00–15.30: film screening of Gnomeo and Juliet

The history month’s events come to a close with an LGBT History Month Quiz back at Positive East on Thursday 27 February, 6 - 8pm. Visitors can come alone or with a team. There will be refreshments and a chance to socialise, meet new people and to find out about support services available in the borough.

LGBT+ History Month: Event on Policy & Law Reform
Monday 17th February 18:30 – 20:00
Queen Mary, University of London
ArtsOne Lecture Theatre, ArtsOne Building, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

In celebration of LGBT+ Month, the School of Politics & International Relations, Queen Mary University of London welcomes Family Law Solicitor and Law Society’s LGBT+ National committee member, Scott Halliday to discuss the role of human rights law on LGBT+ cases in the UK.

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Odd Men Out : A history of gay men in the 1950's and 1960's
Thursday 27th February 19:00
Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU

Discussion with author John-Pierre Joyce to discuss his book "Odd Men Out".
Drawing on letters, diaries, novels, newspapers, films, plays, radio and television, John-Pierre Joyce explores contemporary attitudes to homosexual men and the development of a recognisably 'gay' identity - while giving voice to a generation of gay men and other witnesses to a neglected part of British history.

John-Pierre Joyce is a writer, journalist and teacher.

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