What is LGBT History Month?
LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson.
We celebrate LGBT History Month every year to ensure our students feel proud to be themselves, and get to meet other members of the LGBTQ+ community here at Plymouth College of Art.
So, what’s on?
LGBTQ+ Raffle | All Month
We have an exciting range of goodies (including a one-of-a-kind rainbow SU hoodie) on offer for you to win! We will be doing a raffle throughout the month, with all profits going towards the LGBTQ+ Society. You can buy tickets at any of the LGBT History Month events, and from the Student Union Office, and are £1 for 1 ticket or £2.50 for 3 tickets (card only).
Flag Photo Competition | All Month
Fancy winning a snazzy prize? Well, you’re in luck as all month we are running a photo competition! Take a photograph with our flag in the Students’ Union, and tag PCA SU on social media to be in with a chance of winning. You can find us on Tik Tok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Key Figures in LGBT History | Weekly
Fraizer, your LGBTQ+ Representative (HE), has created posters of key figures in LGBT History which will be put up in Tavistock Place Reception, the Students’ Union and Palace Court Social Space. Each week will showcase a different person, and you’ll be able to find out more about each of them on the Student Union Blog.
Browse the Student Union Blog here.
LGBTQ+ Society Social | Tuesday 8 February 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fraizer, the LGBTQ+ Society Lead, will be hosting a society social drop-in event over lunch-time so that you can get to know him and others from the society. We’ll have some sweet treats, free pronoun badges, and more.
Join the LGBTQ+ Society here.
Drink and Draw | Tuesday 8 February 2022 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Everyone loves a drink and draw, so we thought why not have one for LGBT History Month? Join us for a chilled evening of drawing, drinking and socialising in the Students' Union. There's plenty of alcohol and non-alcoholic options available, so there's something for everyone!
Iris Prize on the Move | 16th February 2022 | 6pm, 8pm
Plymouth Arts Cinema are once again hosting Iris Prize on the Move, with two exciting screenings on offer; Best of Iris 2021 and Best of Iris Trans Stories. PLUS if you book onto both events, you get them for the discounted price of £10 for both events. Find out more on the PAC website here.
Drag Bingo | 18 February 2022 | 8:30pm onwards
Drag performer Doris Johnson is back so it’s bound to be a full house! We’re hosting a bingo night in the Students’ Union, grab yourself a bargain and get your ticket on Eventbrite for £3 or wait until the night and pay £5 on the door. There's plenty of alcohol and non-alcoholic options available from the bar, and a fab prize to play for, so what are you waiting for?!
Purchase a ticket here (18+).
Queer Eye Day-Long Binge Watch | Tuesday 22 February 2022 | 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fancy a lazy day away from your house? We’re hosting a day-long binge of the latest series of Queer Eye from 10am, snacks included, so grab a blanket and settle in for the day.
How about a drink to get you through the last couple of hours? As long as it’s busy, we’ll be opening the bar so there will be plenty of alcoholic and non-academic drinks!
Student Union Merch Restock including LGBT History Month Tote Bags | Thursday 24 February 2022 | 10:00am - 4:30pm
Join us in Tavistock Place Reception to browse all of the new SU merch at our RESTOCK event - new colours, new styles and new items.
As well as heavily-discounted old stock, and exciting new stock, we’ll also have a special offer on our LGBT History Month tote bags; these will be £1 each for one day only!
LGBTQ+ Student Work Fair | Thursday 24 February 2022 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
We're hosting an interdisciplinary student work fair, in collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Society, in the Students' Union. Students from courses across the college are invited to sell their wares, so come along and support peers from the LGBTQ+ community. This event is also open to the public.
Are you interested in booking a stall? Please email Fraizer at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "LGBTQ+ Student Work Fair", and include your course, what you're planning to sell and whether you have any specific needs or requirements for your stall. Please note we do have limited spaces, so we will then send you a booking form if there are spaces remaining.
Fraizer James, LGBTQ+ Representative and LGBTQ+ Society Lead (He/Him)
Harriet Moore, Student Union President and Student Governor (She/Her)
Paige Nolan, Student Union Manager (She/Her)