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LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month runs throughout February every year, with the aim of increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, their history, lives and experiences.

It's a chance to re-examine histories we thought we knew and share new understandings of LGBTQ+ history and culture. 

Check out our student stories, discover useful resources and help us to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. 

Books to read for the celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month

Film Studies student, Vivien Kasa shares the books she will be reading to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month.

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Why asexual representation matters

History student, Matt Kelly explores asexual representation in the media and why it needs to improve.

Normalising Queer Representation in Archaeology

Normalising Queer Representation in Archaeology

PhD Student Charlotte Bell, explores queer representation in Archaeology.

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Villains, Disney and queer cinema

Film Studies student, Harriet Bell, talks about her experience growing up with queer representation in mainstream media and how things are changing.

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Alumni experience: LGBT+ student life in the 1970s

French and English alumnus, Peter Rimmer talks about his experiences as a student at Liverpool in the 1970s.

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Out and proud

History student, Timothy, explores the history and legacy of the Gay Liberation Front.

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Five ways to explore LGBT+ history from home

Deputy-President of the Guild, Imogen De Castro Gray, has curated her top five things to watch and read, for you to explore LGBT+ history.

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Sexuality in the Past: Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep

Egyptology student, Tamar, discusses sexuality in the past, looking at how examining ancient history can help to create a more inclusive present.

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Chasing Rainbows: The Search for Gay Material Culture

Dr Alan Greaves explores the role Archaeology can play in our understanding of LGBT+ History.

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Sex and 'sexuality' in South Asian history

PhD student, Emily Kearon-Warrilow, looks at how British colonisation of South Asian countries created an upheaval of existing socio-cultural norms.