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To celebrate Lewisham’s diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual community, we will be celebrating LGBT+ History Month with a series of events and displays.
Watch this space. More events coming soon!
Broadway Theatre Window Exhibitions:
From Monday 1 February 2021
Featuring a re-creation of Alan Turing’s office at Bletchley Park, a time-line of LGBT+ history, drag culture, the history of transsexuality and the history of the law on homosexuality.
The display aims to capture the history and culture of the LGBT+ community and can be viewed virtually by clicking on the 'EXHIBITION' button below.
Lewisham Library Window Exhibition:
From Monday 1 February 2021
A display on 'Gays The Word', Londons first LGBT+ book shop and community space.
Lewisham Library - Interview with author Simon James Green:
Friday 5 February 2021 from 1pm-1.30pm
Simon James Green is an author and screenwriter. His young adult novels include Noah Can’t Even - long listed for the Branford Boase, winner of Wirral Book of the Year and selected by WHSmith as one of the most important LGBT+ books of the last 50 years.
Lewisham Library Online Reading Group:
Tuesday 9 February 2021 from 8pm-9pm
In this LGBT+ History Month special, we will be discussing Real Life by Brandon Taylor, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020.
Lewisham Library - 'The Well of Loneliness' by Radclyffe Hall:
Friday 19 February 2021 at 1pm
An online reading from 'The Well of Loneliness' by Radclyffe Hall, published in 1928, and immediately banned for its then controversial themes of lesbianism.
Lewisham Library - 'All The Words Unspoken' by Serena Kaur:
Friday 26 February 2021 from 1pm-1.30pm
An online reading from 'All The Words Unspoken'. Debut British-Asian author, Serena Kaur's love story challenges our preconceptions of relationships and shows us that the choices we make have implications and ramifications far beyond the horizon we can see.
Black/BAME LGBT+ Recommended Books/Authors List
This specially curated list forms part of the drive to raise Black/BAME LGBT visibility in the borough of Lewisham generally, and specifically during Black History Month and LGBT History Month.
You can open and download a copy of the Black/BAME LGBT Recommended Books/Authors List in PDF format by clicking the FIND OUT MORE button below:
Trans Recommended Books/Authors List
Our Trans Recommended Books/Authors List is a companion piece to our previous Black/BAME LGBT Recommended Books/Authors List. The intention is to include a Lesbian List, a Gay List, a Bi/Pan List, a Disabled LGBT List, and a general LGBT+/Queer List.
You can open and download a copy of the Trans Recommended Books/Authors List in PDF format by clicking the FIND OUT MORE button below:
LGBT+ Lewisham Staff forum:
The LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Plus) Staff forum is run and managed by Lewisham Council staff, who work to promote LGBT+ equality in the workplace, recognising that Lewisham has a diverse make up of staff.
The forum represent staff who identify as LGBT+ and has an overarching role to take proactive steps to make the Council a safe and friendly place to work.
The forum acts as a point of contact for staff and a confidential space for LGBT+ staff across the council to represent their interest where needed. The forum will comment on staff policies and has overseen the adoption of the Trans Policy by the Council.
The forum also has a social function – enabling staff from different departments to socialise – several charity fundraising events have been held to celebrate LGBT+ History Month in February of each year, with money raised donated to LGBT charities.