Private View – Saturday 19th February @ 6pm
Coventry LGBT residents are getting together to make History!
Coventry’s LGBT History month celebrations are kicking off with a launch party at Rainbows on the 4th February 2012 from 20:00. Wear sports related clothing to help us celebrate the achievements of LGBT athletes in this Olympic year.
Every year in February around the world Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people celebrate L.G.B.T.History Month. This annual event originally began in the United States in October 1994, and has been commemorated in the United Kingdom throughout the month of February since 2005 (www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk ).
It provides an opportunity for people to look back over the history of humanity and acknowledge the existence and achievements of the L.G.B.T community despite the attempts that have been made to oppress, obscure or even erase the L.G.B.T element from our history books.
In Coventry it is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the L.G.B.T community living and working within the City today, as well as raise awareness about their place in the history of the city, and of the world.
During February Queerists by Marta Kochanek – an art exhibition profiling local and international LGBT artists and performers will be shown in the Coventry University Lanchester Gallery and the Glass Box.
Every Tuesday from 19:00 Coventry University’s Cinema will be showing a main LGBT feature film along with some local short films from the 31st January 2012 through to the 28th February 2012.
For more information on Coventry’s celebrations and events in LGBT History month please access our events website www.coventrylgbt.org.uk