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LGBT History Month 2017 update

To mark LGBT History Month 2017, the University of Kent LGBT+ Staff Network, in partnership with Kent Union and the LGBT+ student society, organised a number of events to promote awareness of LGBT issues and history on campus and provide opportunities for LGBT staff and allies to network and socialise. To mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality, this year’s theme was ‘Law and Citizenship’.

Events were open to all (regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression), including staff, students, alumni and the public. Rainbow pin badges were available for a donation to Stonewall throughout the month at events and various outlets across the campus, and colourful cupcakes were on offer at the Gulbenkian Café on the Canterbury campus.

Rainbow flags were also flown at the Medway campus and at Darwin, Eliot, Keynes and Woolf Colleges at the Canterbury campus.


  • Screening of ‘The Pass’ (2016) and post-show discussion – Friday 3 February
  • LGBTQ Writers’ Week (various talks and activities) – 9 – 20 February
  • Inaugural Researching the Rainbow Conference – Wednesday 22 February

Find out more about the month’s activities on the LGBT History Month 2017 page.


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