The BBC2 drama London Spy, starring Ben Whishaw and Edward Holcroft, was one of the most stylish and divisive series of 2015. We’re delighted to welcome writer Tom Rob Smith, writer and producer of London Spy and author of the best-selling novel Child 44, who will talk about the series after a screening of episode 1. Spoiler alert: the talk is likely to include details covering the entire series. Part of our LGBT History Month 2016 celebrations.
The politics of LGBTQ+ discourse has had a significant paradigm shift over the last few decades. With this change has come a deeper critique of queer representation and a focus towards intersectionality, with the goal of understanding notions of multiple identities and forms of oppression. Using the characters of Marvel’s Young Avengers as reference points, Ibtisam Ahmed (School of Politics and International Relations) proposes to examine four distinct questions of intersectionality currently facing the queer community.
University of Nottingham Associate Professor Dr Max Biddulph aims to audit Foucault’s interest in BDSM, his involvement in the gay men’s leather scene in San Francisco in the early 1970s and assess its contribution to his ‘forensic understanding’ of both the artefacts and conduits of power.
Join the Rights and Justice RPA, University of Nottingham and the Nottingham Writer’s Studio for a unique event which asks, what is the place of the queer artist on the world stage today?
Professor Paul Baker, Lancaster University, joins us to discuss the history of Polari – a ‘form of theatrical slang incorporating Italianate words, rhyming slang, and Romany, used especially by homosexuals’ (Oxford Dictionaries).
Join the Centre for Research in Race and Rights and The University of Nottingham Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice for a discussion focusing on LGBT rights around the world. Part of our LGBT History Month celebrations 2016.
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What is the rate of hate crime in Nottingham, and in the UK in general? Why do people avoid reporting it, and what can people within and outside the LGBT community do to spread awareness but also prevent crime? Over the course of the evening, David Edgeley from Rainbow Heritage will discuss how barriers to coming out affect the rate of reporting hate crime, and Sam Hope (an activist on LGBT rights) will focus on their work in campaigning against hate crime in Nottingham.
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The University of Nottingham welcomes Dr Kaye Mitchell, Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester, to discuss the history of Lesbian Pulp Fiction, the 1950’s paperback publishing phenomenon in the USA.
Join the Centre for Research in Race and Rights and the University’s Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice for a film festival at the Nottingham Contemporary, Saturday 6 February, 11-5pm. Part of our LGBT History Month 2016 celebrations.
Come along to this free event to discuss LGBT Healthcare and Awareness. There will also be a choir performance and free pizza. Part of our LGBT History Month 2016 celebrations.