LGBT History Month launches on campus

Staff and students are being encouraged to celebrate LGBT History Month from tomorrow as the Brayford campus readies to fly rainbow flags.

Staff and students across the University of Lincoln campus can celebrate LGBT History Month 2018 with a series of events across campus, including the launch of a major new exhibition funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The University of Lincoln’s LGBT community were amongst those who took part in the pride parade. Photo: Max Norstrom

LGBT History Month launches tomorrow on 1st February 2018, and to mark this year’s campaign the University will fly rainbow flags on areas of the Brayford campus.

LGBT History Month aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and celebrate the LGBT community.

 

The University will also host a video art exhibition and series of public lectures as part of a Wellcome Trust-funded project investigating how hormone research has impacted medical sexual knowledge in the twentieth century. The project is led by Dr Chiara Beccalossi from the School of History and Heritage.

The exhibition, ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science’, opens in the Project Space Plus gallery this Friday (2nd February) and runs until Tuesday 27th February 2018. Featuring the work of 14 international artists and collectives, it showcases a range of thought-provoking artistic works exploring the role of hormones in our everyday lives.

A series of public discussions will run alongside, featuring guest speakers and panellists, including prominent artists, activists, psychologists, journalists and academics. Admission to the exhibition and discussions is free for staff, students and members of the public.

To find out more, visit the Student News Blog.

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