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Thursday 23 February: Trans Identities on Screen: Local and Global Perspectives

February 20, 2017
by Lewis Brennen

Join us in celebrating LGBT History Month 2017 with a free event on the subject of Trans Identities on Screen: Local and Global Perspectives, to be held on Thursday 23rd February at 6pm in Avenue 65/1133 (LTA).

The event will include a screening of Tchindas (Cape Verde, 2016) and THEY (UK, 2016), followed by a Q&A on queer and trans representation in film, with local artist and maker of THEY, Asten Holmes-Elliott, and Helen Wright, director of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF). Wine and snacks will be provided.

All are very welcome! Please do share with anyone you think may be interested, including UG/PG students. 

This event is kindly sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, the Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network, and the AHRC-funded project Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary UK Film Culture. 

With best wishes,

Eleanor K. Jones and Sophie Holmes-Elliott (Modern Languages)

How To Survive A Plague, Harbourlights cinema, this Sunday!

November 29, 2013
by Laurence Georgin

How_to_Survive_a_PlagueHow To Survive A Plague is the Academy Award nominated documentary from David France, which chronicles the history of two pioneering LGBT coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. Their actions saved millions of lives and this is their story.


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The film is screening at Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Sunday 1 December, 4.00pm . Don’t miss the exclusive one-off screening of this much lauded film. Tickets available here: definitefraudstart “”definitefraudend

Download the  e-flyer and share it around with people who might be interested!

Queer Now and Then seminar series, University of Manchester

September 19, 2013
by Laurence Georgin

The Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC), The University of Manchester

Public Events 2013-4 – All Welcome

Organised by Professor Laura Doan, this set of events welcomes a number of scholars to explore queerness in relation to time and history.

Wednesday 16 October, 5pm (Venue TBC) (co-sponsored with EAC) Susan Lanser, Brandeis University ‘How to Do the Sexuality of History’

Tuesday 19 November, 5pm (Venue TBC)

Jackie Stacey, University of Manchester (EAC) ‘Embodying Queer Temporalities: The Future Perfect of Peggy Shaw’s Butch Noir’

Tuesday 10 December, 5pm (Venue TBC)

Hal Gladfelder, David Matthews and Kaye Mitchell, University of Manchester (EAC) ‘Porn Now and Then: A ROUNDTABLE’

Further details on the scheduled events, including confirmed venues, will be released in the near future: see and