LGBT History Month 2022 – Bath Spa University

In February 2022, we explored the LGBT+ History Month theme of "Politics in Art".

We celebrated LGBT+ History Month in February 2022 with an art showcase and social events for our staff and students, as well as a number of events run in collaboration with the Students' Union and local organisations.

Bath Spa events

14 Feb: LGBT+ Student Mixer

Monday 14 February
5:00-7:00pm, Students' Unions Bar

The Students' Union hosted an LGBT+ student mixer with pronoun badge making to welcome students back to campus.

15 Feb: Drag Bingo with Ginger

Tuesday 15 February
7:00-9:00pm

A fun evening of bingo at the Students' Union, hosted by the one and only Ginger!

21 - 25 Feb: Politics in Art exhibition

Monday 21 - Friday 25 February
The Street, Locksbrook Campus

We shared the amazing work of our own Bath Spa LGBT+ community at this exhibition at Locksbrook Campus. Exploring personal and social themes, this multimedia collection showcased the artists' own connections to the LGBT+ History Month theme of 'Politics in Art'.

A poster advertising the 2022 LGBT+ HIstory Month art exhibition

25 Feb: LGBT+ Staff Network Social

Friday 25 February
6:00pm

An after-work social in Bath, run by Bath Spa+, the Bath Spa Staff LGBT+ Network, and Kaleidoscope, the University of Bath Staff Network.

You can find out more about Bath Spa+ on Sulis (requires staff login).

28 Feb: LGBTQ+ Politics and Art with Fox Fisher

Monday 28 February
12:00 - 1:00pm

Concluding this year's celebrations, Bath Spa and the University of Bath invited award-winning activist, artist and author Fox Fisher to talk about LGBT+ education, art, politics and the importance of LGBTQ+ storytelling in the media.

External events

9 Feb: University of Bath lecture: Queering prisons and Gender in sport

Wednesday 9 February
3:30-4:30pm

University of Bath's Dr Sheree Bekker and Kayleigh Carlton presented their LGBT+ related research.

16 Feb: Bristol Museums: An Anglo-American love story

Wednesday 16 February
7:00-8:00pm

Bristol Museums explored the story of a remarkable gay couple and the museum they founded – the American Museum and Gardens in Bath.

24 Feb: University of Bath lecture: Furthering transgender inclusion in the workplace

Thursday 24 February
12:30-1:30pm

University of Bath's Dr Luke Fletcher presented his research on trans inclusion in the workplace.
 

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