LGBT+ History Month with progress flag.
LGBT+ History Month with progress flag.

LGBT+ History Month 2022 at Oxford

February is LGBT+ History Month, a month-long annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) history and an opportunity to raise visibility of these lives and experiences.

To mark the month, we’re sharing a range of stories, events, resources and support in our 2022 guide. Here you'll find everything going on around the University and we'll continue to update it throughout the month. 


Events and activities

Tuesday 1 February St Edmund Hall - 50 Years of Pride: In Conversation with Dan Glass and Sergey Khazov-Cassia

Wednesday 2 February 17:00-18:15, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College - Accommodation or Transformation? LGBT Inclusion in the Christian Faith, Baroness Ruth Hunt

Thursday 3 February 17:30-18:30, online by Worcester College - Heterocolonialism and the Making of the ‘Gay International, Dr Andrew Delatolla

Wednesday 9 February 17:45, Harris Manchester College Chapel - Choral Evensong for LGBT+ History Month

Wednesday 16 February 17:00-18:15, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College - Future Sex: The End of Gay - Peter Tatchell

Thursday 17 February, 14:00-15:00, online - Thoughts on separating artist from the art; the scientist from the science, Dr Clara Barker

Thursday 17 February, 17:30 - 18:30, Worcester College and online - Finally the Tables are Starting to Turn: Talkin' Bout A Revolution, Professor Jason Arday 

Thursday 17 February, 18:00-20:00, Pitt Rivers Museum - Gender, Sexuality, Power 

Wednesday 23 February, 18:00, online - Stephen Whittle, Professor of Equalities Law at Manchester Metropolitan University, will give the 2022 University of Oxford LGBT History Month Lecture.

An LGBTQ+ Trail of the University of Oxford’s museum collections

Discover the Ashmolean Museum's LGBTQ+ connections and Pride stories represented in their collections 

Michael Dillon: A Biographical Exhibition - online exhibition, St Anne's College website

Beyond the Binary exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Save the date: Unconditional Equals - Professor Anne Phillips, Wednesday 9 March, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College, 17:00-18:15

Save the date: Beyond Binaries - Beyond Representation: Embedding queerness in heritage spaces, Wednesday 1 June, online, 17:30-19:30

Save the date: Oxford Pride - Saturday 4 June 


Student Spotlight - Improving inclusivity in Sport

Student Spotlight - Meet the LGBT+ Society's Race and Ethnic-Minority Officer 

Dr Christian Thompson AO artist and former Oxford University student exploring notions of identity, cultural hybridity & history.

We Have Always Been Here: Michael Dillon and Transmasculinity in Pre-War Oxford by Jay Gilbert. 

Portrait of Christ Church alum Jan Morris features in Bodleian exhibition 'The Full Picture'

Past Events 

Oxford LGBT History Month Lectures

The Michael Dillon LGBT+ Lecture Series - Rights in a time of pandemic, Maggi Hambling CBE


University of Oxford LGBT+ Advisory Group

Oxford SU's LGBTQ+ Campaign 

A guide on how to be a good responsible bystander

Oxford LGBT+ online reading list resources 

Oxford University LGBTQ+ Society and 2021-22 Fresher's Guide

Torch Queer Studies Network

A LGBTI Law guide exploring the rights, legal status, and laws relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division resources for LGBT+ History Month. 


Rainbow Peers as part of the Oxford University Peer Supporter Network. Rainbow Peers identify as LGBTQ+ and support Oxford LGBTQ+ students, exploring themes around sexuality, sexual identity, prejudice, inclusivity, belonging, society, Peer Support and the University.

The University of Oxford Counselling Service is LGBT+ supportive. All clinicians are very experienced and trained in working with LGBT+ students, are a aware of the issues and challenges faced by this community and have several clinicians who identify as being part of the LGBT+ community. 

Student Minds' LGBTQ+ resources guide for LGBTQ+ students and friends and support for trans students

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

LGBTQ+ And In A Difficult Family Situation? By Fumble. 

LGBT+ at home - coronavirus welfare advice by the Oxford University Counselling Service

LGBTIQ+ mental health with Mind

LGBT+ History Month with the Proud Trust

Stonewall helping LGBTQ+ people everywhere to thrive

Information for staff and students on the University's response to Harassment and Bullying including support and advice can be found on the Harassment Advice page of the Equality and Diversity Unit website. 

The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, call 116 123 for free 

About the University's Equality Policy

The University's Equality Policy provides for an inclusive environment which 'promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential'. It also outlines that no student or member of staff will be treated less favourably on grounds which include sexual orientation and gender reassignment. You can find further information about the University’s work in the areas of gender, sexual orientation and transgender on the Equality and Diversity Unit website.