LGBT History Month 2013
As part of our ongoing commitment to the promotion of equality and diversity, we'll be celebrating Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month for the third time in 2013.
We're hosting events during February to celebrate the lives and achievements of the LGBT community in Wales.
Alongside our public programme for LGBT History Month, we're also proud to be part of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, and we were the first museum in the UK to join.
As a Diversity Champion, we aim to promote diversity and improve the workplace for our lesbian, gay and bisexual staff members.
St Fagans: National History Museum
An Audience with Gareth Thomas (21 February)
Gareth Thomas is one of the most successful ever Welsh athletes, and he'll be sharing his experience and stories including becoming a gay role model.
Afternoon Talk: Hidden Histories (24 February)
Hear how the Museum collects forbidden histories, with Curator Owain Rhys.
Craftivist (24 February)
Come and cross-stitch mini protest banners to celebrate LGBT month!
In Uganda a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution.
In this brave and enthralling documentary, Lavender Screen celebrates LGBT History Month in association with Amgueddfa Cymru to bring you this timely reminder of how the LGBT community in Uganda is fighting for the right to love and to live. Lavender Screen post-film discussion led by Sara Huws from St Fagans: National History Museum.
LGBT Forum awareness day featuring screening of Call me Kuchu
Swansea Museum (28 February)
Order of the day:
- 1pm start – opportunity to explore the 20 awareness stalls and find out how you can get involved in various community-focused projects.
- 2pm – short speeches from Cabinet Members and Chair of the Forum.
- 2.30pm – talk by Rainbow Group about coming out in Wales.
- 3pm – opening remarks and screening of Call me Kuchu documentary.
- 4pm – Q&A session and discussion on the lessons learnt from the Uganda experience facilitated by Bisi Alimi, a Nigerian LGBT activist based in the UK and who knew David Kato.
- 4.30pm – closing remarks.
2 Sessions, 1-5pm and 6-8pm (Dance and Rainbow Group talk in afternoon session only.)
The LGBT forum is made up of 35 organizations that represent and work with different sections of the LGBT community.
Further information about LGBT History Month can be found at http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk