February is LGBT+ History Month
At The Carers Centre we are committed to supporting and representing those carers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ+).
LGBTQ+ History Month takes place every year in February and is an opportunity to provide education and insight into the issues that LGBTQ+ people face.
It is also an opportunity to celebrate local LGBTQ, and individual contributions to LGBTQ+ culture.
This year’s theme is ‘Poetry, Prose and Plays’ and there are a number of events/ exhibitions happening around Brighton and Hove.
Some which we thought were worth mentioning are;
‘OUTing the Past’ Festival of LGBTQ+ History at Brighton Museum
A weekend of free bookable talks;
‘Obscured histories’, 12 noon, Saturday 22 February looks at small stories hidden behind big narratives, and ‘On the front lines of revolution’ at 12 noon on Sunday 23 February traces the history of LGBTQ+ activism.
Brighton Museum’s ‘Queer the Pier’ exhibition opens on 22 February. This community curated display examines local LGBTQ+ history – and celebrates the lives of writers, artists, performers and activists
**Free entry for Brighton and Hove residents and accompanying carers
‘The Keep’ Archives
On Saturday 29th February, at 1.30pm The Keep are showing ‘LGBT Britain’ on film; a series of films celebrating LGBT lives from 1909-1994
The talk is £3.50 and can be booked via this link; https://thekeep.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Woollards Way, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9BP, 01273 482389
The Keep is free to access. Carers accompanying someone are free for all talks.
Free Exhibitions in the Jubilee Library
3rd to the 16th February ‘Fierce Vexillology’ exhibition
The exhibition looks at the evolution of the Rainbow Flag and other LGBTQ+ flags, and our changing communities.
16 to 29 February ‘The exponent of breath’ Herstory Month portraits
Portraits of five LGBTQ+ creatives from Sussex are displayed alongside examples of their writing, poetry and plays.
There are other events happening at the library including a quiz and writing workshop too. There is more information on the Brighton and hove council website:
February also sees the start of our new Carers Inclusion project which looks to improve access to support for unpaid carers from LGBT+/BAME/ Traveller backgrounds and communities.
Our Inclusion and Development worker Louisa will be based at The Carers Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Louisa would like to invite any interested LGBTQ+ carers to meet on Friday 28th February at 11am in the Jubilee Library Café. If you are interested in joining please let Louisa know by calling 01273 977000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org