February 2023

Wednesday 1 February marks the start of LGBT+ History Month in the UK. The month aims to increase the visibility of LGBT+ people and combat prejudice against the LGBT+ community. It is a chance to educate ourselves and others about the rich history of our community, celebrate current successes and fight for a more just future.

LGBT+ History Month 2023 focuses on #BehindTheLens. This will celebrate LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens including directors, cinematographers, screenwriters, producers, animators, costume designers, special effects, make-up artists, lighting directors, musicians, choreographers, and beyond.

We've got loads planned over the next month so please check out the events and blogs below to find out how you can get involved. Also, keep an eye on my social media @rhsusocsport as I'll be sharing loads of great resources, celebrating our queer community, and encouraging you to think about how you can contribute to the LGBT+ rights movement and the ongoing fight for justice.

For more information on my campaign or to chat about anything related to the LGBT+ community, please feel free to send me an email at VPSocSport@su.rhul.ac.uk. You can also reach out to LGBT+ Society which has a lovely inviting community!


Get Involved in the Queer Creativity Showcase

Mon 23 Jan 2023

Photo of a student speaking into a microphone at the Queer Creativity Showcase.

Help us celebrate the amazing talent of the queer community at Royal Holloway! As part of our LGBTQ+ History Month campaign, your President Maia Jarvis is organising another Queer Creativity Showcase. Find out how you can get involved!



Banner Making for LGBT+ History Month
8th February 1pm - 3pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Put your mark on the banner that will be displayed at the SU and Queer Creativity Showcase for LGBT+ History Month. Everyone’s welcome to come along and make the banner your own.
Free | Alcohol-free | LGBT+ | Day
Rainbow Rave
9th February 9pm - 2am
Get your glitter and sequins at the ready as we celebrate our amazing LGBT+ community! Get ready for infectious beats and hot party bangers all night long!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | LGBT+ | Night | Medicine
Insanity Community Hour: The LGBT+ Experience
15th February 2pm - 3pm
Tune into Insanity Radio 103.2FM to join the chat with VP Societies and Sport Hannah Hockin and President Maia Jarvis!
Free | Alcohol-free | LGBT+ | Day
Queer Creativity Showcase
20th February 6:30pm - 8:30pm
SU Main Hall
Come down to the SU to celebrate the amazing talent of the queer community at Royal Holloway. The SU Main Hall will be transformed into a cosy, intimate venue for a chilled evening of performances (with drinks and nibbles of course).
Free | Alcohol-free | LGBT+ | Night
LGBT+ Movie Night with Cinema Society
24th February 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Shilling Auditorium
Fancy a cosy movie night? Join Cinema Society to watch a film for LGBT+ History Month in front of the big screen.
Free | Music and Film | LGBT+