LGBTQ+ History Month is taking place in homes across Notts (Image credit: Pixabay)

February 1 marks the first day of LGBT+ History Month – a time to celebrate the lives, legacies and histories of LGBT+ people.

The event provides education and insight into the LGBT+ community and helps to raise awareness of its history.

To celebrate LGBT+ History Month, Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) are hosting various online events throughout February.

Transgender Mental Health Panel
This panel will have a mixture of transgender and non binary speakers who will discuss the challenges that they’ve faced with coming out and the time since. The speakers are from various industries including legal professionals, the NHS, and education. There will be a Q&A as part of the session to ask any questions you might have.

When: Wednesday, 3 February 19:00 to 20:30
Where: Teams
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Film Night: Disclosure
Join the NTSU Pride society to watch Disclosure, an interesting documentary about the depiction of transgender people in films. “It educates on the larger issues while unpacking a legacy of problematic representation,” says Peter Debruge for Variety.

When: Wednesday, 10 February 19:00 to 20:45
Where: Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party)
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Let’s Talk: LGBTQ+
Let’s Talk sessions have been developed with students at heart. The Champions will give you support, encouragement, and guidance from a student’s perspective. If they don’t know the answer to something, they will be able to point you to other services across the university and wider Nottingham community who do.

When: Wednesday 17 February  10:00 to 13:00
Where: Microsoft Teams
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Book Club
If you’re a book lover, then look no further. The group will be sending out a poll of LGBTQ+ book suggestions on their social media soon and the most popular will be selected for everyone to read. Make sure you read it by 17 February and join them on Teams hangout to talk about it afterwards.

When: Wednesday 17 February 19:00 – 20:30
Where: Teams
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Being LGBT+ in the Workplace Panel
Do you have any worries/concerns about life as an LGBT+ student after university? Or do you simply want to get the perspective and experiences of those who are already in that position? Join the ‘Being LGBT+ in the workplace panel’, where you can hear the experiences of people from various industries including the NHS, legal professionals and large private UK companies. There will be an opportunity for an audience Q&A.

When: Tuesday 23 February 19:00- 20:30
Where: Online teams
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Voguing Workshop
Aria Scere-Jacobs is a member of House of Noir, a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Queer Fashion Vogue House. Her recent performances include Turn on Festival 2020, House of Noir Festival event at Manchester International Festival and opening Homotopia festival with House of Noir.

In this fun and engaging introduction to Vogue workshop, Aria will lead you through the foundational movement of Vogue, along with some herstory of its origins!

When: Friday 26 February 19:00-20:30
Where: Zoom
Book here

By Olivia Meek