|Date and Times||Throughout February|
Each year we mark LGBTQ+ History Month with a spectacular collection of events to highlight the queer histories in our collections and the magnificent communities we work with.
This year, we will be moving the celebrations online so you can enjoy the whole month from the comfort of your own home.
We are focusing on the themes of chosen families and love to celebrate the incredible strength, bonds and unity of the LGBTQ+ community.
Fierce Queens: House of Love
Friday 26 February | 7.30-9pm | Join online via Zoom | 18+ | Pay what you can
This year we’re moving our fabulous Fierce Queens event online for a takeover by Adam All and Apple Derrieres!
Join us for an evening of extravagant drag performances, historic tours and creative activities that explore the theme of love amongst our royal residents and communities, past and present.
A film About Chosen Family for Royal Museums Greenwich LGBTQ+ History Month
Mother Mirror is filmed at the Queen's House in Greenwich, and weaves together testimonies from queer people in London as they describe what "chosen family" means to them. This video features Nat Li Lin Steinhouse and Gabriel Bonet, as they interpret feelings of queer isolation, pain, togetherness, water, fluidity, and intimacy through dance. Directed by Anju Kasturiraj, dedicated to her chosen family in London and San Francisco.
Select dates throughout February
This February, the National Maritime Museum is celebrating LGBTQ+ histories with activities for families to try at home. From rainbows to merfolk, head to our family activities page for crafts for all ages and abilities.
LGBTQ+ History Month Highlights
Bad Lay-Dee’s LGBTQ+ History Month Workshop
Bad Lay-Dee joins forces with Royal Museums Greenwich to deliver an interactive workshop for LGBTQ+ History Month. This free online workshop will be an opportunity to explore all sections of the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrate everyone’s individuality, as well as exploring some of the queer stories in the collection. Make sure you grab a pen and note pad and be ready to get creative!
OUTing the Past
In this panel discussion we will be examining the experiences of non-western LGBTQIA+ communities, with a focus on migration, the effects of empire and global activism.
Free to be Me!
Join us during LGBTQ+ History Month for an evening looking at the important migration moments in the UK through an interactive quiz and panel discussions.