This seminar, the 2nd in the University of Greenwich LGBT+ Staff Network new Seminar Series 2015-16, is being held to help mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. The seminar will explore the experiences of people who were subject to acts of oppression and killings by the Nazi regime because of their personal characteristics – their race and ethnicity, politics and religion and belief, sexual orientation or sexuality and gender expression. 5.15-5.30 Arrivals 5.30-6.30 Seminar presentation and discussion 6.30-7.30 Networking Dr Gavin Rand, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, Politics and Social Sciences will lead the seminar and discussion.
The V&A are hosting two free, accessible LGBTQ events at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Sunday 22nd November as part of the ‘Being Human’ festival.
The first is called ‘From the Queer Archives’ and is a 90 minute screening of archive footage (sadly no subtitles) of LGBTQ life from 1950 to 1971 from the Outfest Legacy Project in California:
The second event is an accessible armchair tour of the museum, presented by performance artist Bird la Bird. In her own inimitable style, combining comedy, gossip, and politics, Bird will take visitors on an ‘armchair tour’ through the miles of museum galleries and beyond, stopping to admire works by Michelangelo, Simeon Solomon, Enid Marx and many more. It will be fully audio described for the partially sighted and will have British Sign Language interpretation. The Lecture Theatre also has step free access.
Both events are free, but to keep an idea on numbers, it is useful if people reserve tickets for the armchair tour here:
As part of our activities for Trans* Awareness Week (14-20 November), the LGBT+ Staff Network will be showcasing a collections of short films that promote and celebrate the visibility of transgender and gender variant people, tackling the mainstream media’s negative stereotypes of the trans* community, with powerful tales of love, defiance, bullying, relationships, humor, romance and community.