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BSC and the UBU LGBT society present LGBT History Month

Published: Fri 19 Sep 2014

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

We are committed to celebrate its diversity and that of the society as a whole and encourage everyone to see diversity and cultural pluralism as the positive forces that they are and endeavour to reflect this in all we do" (source: LGBGT History Month [external link]).

We join the celebration with four film screenings and a workshop in the lecture theatre.

These film screenings will take place on Monday from 5 to 7 pm and are free for everyone to attend!

Monday 3rd: If These Walls Could Talk 2 (Anderson, Coolidge, Heche, 2000)
Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.
With Paul Giamatti, Michelle Williams, Chloe Sevigny, Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres and others.

Monday 10th: Behind the Candelabra (Soderbergh, 2013)
Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
With Matt Damon and Michael Douglas.

Monday 17th: Vicky Christina Barcelona (Allen, 2008)
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
With Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
Lecturers Lucy Cockburn and Geraldine Graham will be available after the talk to discuss programmes at the university with anyone who is interested in, or has applied for a social work or social care related programme starting this September.

Friday 21st: The Bette Bourne Movie
With camp-wit and outrageous humour gay rights icon Bette Bourne sheds light on a hidden part of gay history: from the early meetings of the Gay Liberation Front, to the first mass gay protests in Europe. A real life Priscilla Queens of the Desert adventure of discovery and politics.

Monday 24th: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Mitchell, 2001)
A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs.
With John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask and others.

Also, on Thursday the 20th, the LGBT Society will host a workshop/guest lecture in the Lecture Theater (5 pm). Bear Bergman, a trans author, performer and lecturer will be giving a talk called '5 Questions People Always Want To Ask The Transsexual (But Shouldn't) (But I'll Answer Some of Them Anyway)'Bergman turns the questions inside out and upside down, showing what's behind them (and how they perpetuate certain myths) on his way to helping audiences gain some real understanding of what trans lives and experiences are all about.
For more information about Bear Bergman and the talk, visit Bear Bergman's Website (external link)

Lecturers Lucy Cockburn and Geraldine Graham will be available after the talk to discuss programmes at the university with anyone who is interested in, or has applied for a social work or social care related programme starting this September.

To book a place for this lecture, please contact Rosie Ellingham at uni-lgbt@bradford.ac.uk.