LGBTQ+ History Month

This February, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is providing a wealth of fantastic events to celebrate and honour LGBTQ+ History Month! From family-oriented workshops held at our libraries to Charlton Athletic’s inaugural Football v Homophobia week, we are truly coming together in solidarity with the LGBT community.

The theme this year is ‘Claiming Our Past, Celebrating Our Present, Creating Our Future‘ – emphasizing the importance of acknowledging the priceless accomplishments and invaluable impact of LGBTQ+ people on our society.

Our gratitude extends from renowned figures such as Frida Kahlo, Alan Turing, and James Barry to the countless unknowns who’ve worked tirelessly for progress. Let us raise our voices to cheer on these trailblazers who have battled prejudice and envisage a brighter future for generations to come.

This month is an opportunity for our LGBTQ+ community and friends to reflect on how far we have come in the name of equity and what work remains left to be done -not just during LGBTQ+ History Month but all year round.

This year’s activities include: 

Thursday, 2nd February to Friday, 17th February 

Mama G returns to libraries for story time. Britain’s Got Talent star describes herself as a pantomime dame who tells stories about being who you want and loving who you are. 

  • Thursday, 2 February, Greenwich Library, 2 pm 
  • Monday 13 February, Blackheath, 10.30 am and Eltham Library, 2.30 pm 
  • Tuesday 14 February, Woolwich Library, 10.30 am and West Greenwich Library, 2.30 pm 
  • Thursday, 16 February, Thamesmere Library, 10.30 am and Plumstead Library, 2.30 pm 
  • Friday 17 February, Woolwich Library, 10.30 am and Eltham Library, 2.30 pm 

All month 

  • Reading groups at Royal Greenwich libraries will focus on LGBTQ+ authors. 
  • Weekly craft sessions at all libraries will explore LGBTQ+ themes. 
  • Follow @METROCharity on Twitter and Instagram to learn more about LGBTQ+ film and cinema through the years, and keep your eyes out for their offers of free tickets to the BFI Flare Film Festival. 

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month