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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

LGBT+ History Month

February marks LGBT+ History Month in the UK. A time to shine a light on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people – making more visible their history, the impact they've had on the world, and their struggles for equality in the face of discrimination and injustice.

Read on for a roundup of online events activities marking LGBT+ History Month 2021 from Sheffield-based organisers.

Are you based in Sheffield and hosting a public online LGBT+ History Month event that isn't already in our roundup? Let us know!

E.D.E.N. Digital

An online filmmaking project for the LGBTQ+ community. Learn how to make films about you and your work – for free! Applications open now.

New LGBTQ+ Writing List Challenge 2021

Dive into Sheffield Libraries' incredible list of recently published books by LGBTQ+ authors or about LGBTQ+ lives and stories. Featuring the likes of Travis Alabanza, Bernardine Evaristo, Tegan and Sara, Carmen Maria Machado, and Graham Norton.

LGBTQ+ Children's and YA Books Writing List Challenge

Sheffield Libraries have put together a list of 144 books featuring LGBTQ* stories for children and young adult readers, and their families. Featuring picture books, fiction, memoir and graphic novels – all available to borrow from the libraries.

LGBTQ+ History Month Podcasts

Delivered by librarians, archivists and guests, the Sheffield Libraries Podcast delves deeper into fascinating stories and collections. Tune in to their upcoming LGBTQ+ History Month episodes.

Making Our Own Queer History: A Writing Workshop for Teens

Multiple dates

Find out how to put your hopes, worries, and dreams into words, and to celebrate your own queer stories in any way you choose. Hosted by Sheffield Libraries' Writer in Residence Nik Perring. There are two workshops, for age ranges 13–15 or 16–18.

Finding Queer Histories in the Archives

Join Suzie Wright of Sheffield Archives and Jon Newman of Lambeth Archives as they explore some of their collection highlights that offer insights into local LGBTQ+ history, and discuss ways to better collect such materials for the future.