The University is planning an exciting programme of events and projects relating to LGBTQ+ equality, to take place throughout 2017.
Our aim is to celebrate the work of students, staff and alumni, with a particular focus on sharing previously untold stories and highlighting the experiences of historically marginalised groups. If you have an idea for an activity, and would like support to make it happen, please get in touch!
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), which partially decriminalised same sex relationships. Whilst the Act introduced limited rights and legal protection on grounds of sexual orientation, it did mark a key turning point in the liberation movement.
We are keen to support projects and events that recognise the diversity within LGBTQ+ communities. You may already have plans for a project and would like support to publicise it, or may be interested in participating or leading on an activity relating to LGBTQ+ equality. We will work with the Students’ Union LGBTQ+ Society, and the staff network ‘queer@arts’ to promote activities throughout the year. For more information, contact Bethan Williams via the contact details opposite.
20 January – 22 April, London College of Fashion, John Prince’s Street. The largest and boldest display of trans artefacts and photographic portraiture ever displayed in the UK. Collected and curated by E-J Scott, and made possible by those who donated their stories and personal objects.
17 February - 24 March, London College of Communication. A collaboration between UAL Reader and artist Dr Sara Davidmann and the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), the exhibition and publication explores Davidmann’s practice-based research project and the new work which has emerged from it.
17 February - 26 March, London College of Communication. Co-ordinated by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), Moose on the Loose 2017 includes exhibitions, a book launch, an exhibition of LGBTQ+ zines at LCC Library with a reading group and a tour, studio visits, workshops and demonstrations.
14 March, Central Saint Martins. Mike Jackson, co-founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 1984/5, joins Dr Andrea Zimmerman and Peter Bond as they discuss the power of communities through actionism, actions and storytelling. Event open to UAL students and staff only.
22 March, London College of Communication. A panel debate featuring a range of practitioners and organisations who have designed innovative projects that create new spaces for dialogue around LGBTQ+ concerns. The panelists will discuss their challenges, successes and visions for the future.
15 February, High Holborn. This Shades of Noir event explored issues of representation and misrepresentation affecting queer people of colour. Check out the event resources and interviews with panellists on the Shades of Noir website.