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

LGBTQ+ History Month in Sheffield

February marks LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK. A time to shine a light on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people – 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 events to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month 2024 in Sheffield. Featuring everything from a ceilidh to a talk about drag kings, as well as a bunch of films.

Are you hosting an LGBTQ+ History Month event in Sheffield that isn't in our roundup? Let us know!

Andrew McMillan – Pity

Thu. 29 February 2024

Sheffield Central Library

Polari Prize-winning poet Andrew McMillan discusses his debut novel Pity, set across three generations of a South Yorkshire mining family. Exploring masculinity, sexuality and local post-industrial decline.

Queer Folk Ceilidh

Thu. 29 February 2024

Firth Hall

Enjoy a night of ceilidh dancing and drag. Everyone welcome – no dance experience necessary, just open arms.

Rush Hour Concert: Sophie Crawford and George Sansome (Queer Folk)

Thu. 29 February 2024

Firth Hall

George Sansome and Sophie Crawford created the Queer Folk project to research and champion LGBTQIA+ musicians. Hear them perform material they've found in the archives in this free concert.

Quacks

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A monthly queer comedy open mic night. Head down to their next event to join in the laughs or even take to the mic yourself.

The Ruskin Collection: Hand, Head and Heart

Sat. 9 December 2023 — Sun. 1 December 2024

Millennium Gallery

A display about the positive power of making by hand. Including a new memorial quilt commemorating Terry Higgins, the first named person in the UK to die of an AIDS-related illness, on public display for the first time.