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LGBT+ History Month

We’re celebrating LGBT+ History Month with a packed calendar of activities for you to get involved with.

LGBT+ History Month 2019

The Students’ Association, PrideSoc and the University’s Staff Pride Network have organised a range of events to mark this month-long celebration of LGBT+ history and culture. 

Over the next few weeks, students and staff are invited to a variety of activities that will be taking place, from workshops and panel talks to ceilidh dancing and cabarets. 

Get involved

On Wednesday 13 February, Nigerian gay rights and HIV activist Bisi Alimi will hold a guest lecture to talk about his experiences after gaining international attention for becoming the first gay Nigerian man to come out live on national television. 

Elsewhere, the Staff Pride Network will hold a discussion panel on the past, present and future of pronouns used within the LGBT+ community.

Other events include a ‘Queer Arts Collective’ exhibition opening party; a talk on the history and politics of Pride; and a campaign led by the Students' Association, PrideSoc, Edinburgh Youth Stop AIDS Society and Waverley Care to offer free HIV testing to all students.

Full details of all events are available at:

Edinburgh University Students’ Association LGBT+ History month programme

Staff Pride Network LGBT+ History month programme

For more information about other events taking place across Scotland to mark LGBT History Month, you can visit the official websites below.

Related links

Student’s Association LGBT+ History Month

LGBT History Month Scotland