Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, launched by Schools OUT UK in 2005.

At SUBU we're marking the month with a collection of activities to explore the history of the LGBT community and provide space for LGBT students to celebrate their "being", both historical and present. 



The National Festival of LGBT History - OUTing the Past: Bournemouth!

Coming into it's third year in 2017, The National Festival of LGBT History is taking place in 15 locations around the country; for the first time there will be a Bournemouth 'hub' - OUTing the Past: Bournemouth. 

OUTing the Past: Bournemouth, is proudly presented by our hub partners’ Students’ Union at Bournemouth University, Space Youth Project, Intercom Trust, Bournemouth University and AFC Bournemouth and LGB&T Dorset Equality Network.

17 February, 19:00 OUTing the Past: Bournemouth Launch night

Hosted by AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.

Further details and registration is available here

18 February, 11:00-16:30 OUTing the Past: Bournemouth

Executive Business Centre (EBC), Lansdowne

Along with other festival hubs around the country we present a one day showcase of historical or archival readings and personal testimonies that uncover the rich, and often lost, history of the LGBT community. OUTing the Past: Bournemouth will be a diverse and engaging programme of presentations exploring the diversity of LGBT history hosted at the EBC, Lansdowne. Check out the full programme!  


23 February SUBU Debates: LGBT History Month Special

The LGBTQ+ Society and SUBU Debates are teaming up for a special LGBT History Month SUBU Debate, come along and have your voice heard on the topics!

Is religion accepting of the LGBTQ+ community?

Should gender neutral toilets be compulsory?

Should we have relations with countries that criminalise homosexuality?

To what extent should allies be part of the LGBTQ+ community?


24 February, 19:30 Performing Arts Society Showcase

The BU & AUB Performing Arts Society are having a special LGBT History Month showcase to fundraise for the absolutely amazing Over the Rainbow

Allsebrook Lecture Theatre. Tickets £3, on the door.


28 February, 11:00-16:00 Bournemouth Student Pride 2017

Campus parade at 12:15, route to be confirmed.

Bournemouth Student Pride is back and we’re once again bringing together LGBTQ+ students & allies from across Bournemouth for a day of celebration to close LGBT History Month;  with our colourful campus parade, entertainment and performances, keynote speakers, stall holders, BBQ and a SUBU on-campus market place it’s a day not to be missed!

28 February, 22:00-3:00 Cirque du So-GAY

The Old Fire Station

Bournemouth Student Pride and FRAU DJs present Cirque du So-GAY, the official Bournemouth Student Pride 2017 after-party.

FRAU DJs - Lucinda Lashes -

Jugglers - Hoopers - Spinners

Dancers - Drag - Circus Walkabouts

‘Lip-Sync for your tiara’ competition

On-theme outfit competition – win a bottle of bubbles and a £20 bar tab

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