Photo of LGBTQ+ Flag, with text over: LGBT+ History Month, Monday 1 February - Sunday, 28 February

LGBT+ History Month 2021

LGBT+ History Month  was introduced in order to educate people about the queer community, a group that historically has been erased and discriminated against, as well as to celebrate the parts of our history that are often overlooked. The overall aim is to promote equality and diversity, and increase the visibility of LGBT+ people's history, lives, and experiences. Read more on how to celebrate it and how to be an ally here.

Meet the Community 

Last year a part of our LGBT+ Community  shared their thoughts and experiences with us through a collaboration photo campaign with IQ and Stevie Lam. Have a look!

Hear from the community: 


This year’s LGBT+ History Month program has been developed in partnership with the LGBT+ Staff Network (Imperial 600) and the students from IQ (Imperial’s LGBT+ Society), and the LGBT+ Officer. This program celebrates people who identify as LGBT+ and educates peers on topics that are affecting the community today.

These events are open to everyone, whether or not you identify as LGBT+ yourself. In fact we encourage non-LGBT+ people to attend - who knows, you might just learn something new!

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Date and Time

Tue 2 Feb

16:30 - 18:00 

Imperial 600 & The Log Books: LGBTQ+ Solidarity in the Eighties Access the event here

Sat 6 Feb


Informal Q&A over a cup of tea about iQ and what we do!


Thu 11 Feb

12:00 - 13:00

The Other Big Issue in the Room: Climate Change and Rose Gardens, with Lord Jonny Oates Access the event here

Tue 16 Feb


Online Talk with V&A Museum: Queer Objects of Interest in V&A Collections

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Tue 16 Feb

12:00 - 12:45

LGBT History Month and the PhD Experience at Imperial College London Access the event here

Wed 17 Feb


Talk by Professor Tom Welton about the experience as an LGBTQ+ person working in STEM

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Thu 18 Feb 


iQ/Book Club – Discussion of novel Song of Achilles

Message IQ or Book Club for meeting link.

Tue 23 Feb


LGBTQ+ careers fair and employers panel


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Fri 26 Feb

14:00 - 16:30

LGBT History Month Wikipedia edit-a-thon

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Fri 26 Feb


LGBTQ+ History Month quiz