LGBTQ+ History Month is an annual event recognising the rich and diverse history of the LGBT+ community, and a time to reflect on the contributions and honour the struggles of LGBTQ+ people both in the past and today.

This year's theme is Medicine - #UnderTheScope, which celebrates LGBTQ+ peoples' contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare.


Events

There are loads of events nationally to celebrate the occasion, and there's lots happening across Sheffield too!

LGBTQ+ Society - Fruity Thursday
29th February
Maggie May's, Sheffield
Join the LGBTQ+ society for our weekly social, FRUITY THURSDAY! Free drinks, drag race, drag queen karaoke, and amazing people! ?? Maggie Mays, 23 Trippet Lane, S1 4FG ? Thursday 7pm
LGBTQ+ Society Give it A Go: Fruity Thursday Quiz
29th February
Maggie Mays , Sheffield
TICKETS REQUIRED! Join our 'Give It A Go' event, where we are offering free pizza and refreshments! ????? LGBTQ+ quiz with prizes per round. Make sure you're there ON TIME to participate!! ?? Maggie Mays, 23 Trippet Lane, S1 4FG ? Thursday 7pm
Queer Folk Ceilidh
29th February
Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN


LGBTQ+ at Hallam

LGBTQ+ Society

Our LGBTQ+ Society provides a safe and inclusive space for members to interact, make friends, and be themselves. They host regular social events and partner with LGBTQ+ organisations across Sheffield.

Join LGBTQ+ Society

LGBT+ Students' Rep

Shola Elijah Akindoyeni is the LGBT+ Students' Rep for 2023/24. They represent the issues affecting LGBTQ+ students at Hallam, and sit on various committees to ensure the voice of those who identify is heard and represented.

Email Shola

LGBTQ+ Working Committee

Join the LGBT+ Students' Rep and other LGBTQ+ students to discuss issues impacting Hallam's LGBTQ+ students, work on projects, and organise events and campaigns.

Sign up to a Working Committee

LGBTQ+ murals

Have you spotted the LGBTQ+ murals across campus?

Georgia d'Eca and Olivia Tate's designs were chosen as the winners of our LGBTQ+ Mural Competition to celebrate Hallam's LGBTQ+ community and improve visibility across campus.

The winning murals were installed across City and Collegiate campuses in October 2023.

Find out more


LGBTQ+ in Sheffield

These are some of our favourites spots across Sheffield, covering everything from pubs and social spaces to workshops, sports groups, and more!

Andro and Eve

Unique, feel good events celebrating queer culture and connecting the community.

@androandeve

Gut Level

Social and creative opportunities focusing on dance music, club culture, and the surrounding communities.

@gutlevelsheffield

E.D.E.N Film productions

Filmmaking workshops, film production, and events such as trans film festival Transforming Cinema.

@e.d.e.n_film_productions

Playdate

Sheffield's queer co-working collective. Join for coffee, cake, and coworking.

@playdatesheffield

The Three Tuns

Weekly Wednesday quiz, karaoke night on Friday and Saturday, and events hosted by Drag Queens every Sunday (3pm 'til late)!

@thethreehuns

Sheffield Steel Roller Derby (SSRD)

Skating opportunities for all genders. Adults' league for female and non-binary skaters. Explicitly trans-friendly.

@sheffieldsteelrollerderby

Queer Skate Sheffield

Relaxed skate meet-ups around Sheffield, open to boards and blades.

@queerskatesheff

Trans Active

Improving fitness and mental wellbeing through sport in a safe, relaxed environment.

Open to all trans and non-binary people, including those questioning their gender identity.

@trans_active

Fri-Gay Night @ TCH

Coach-supported social session for anyone aged 14+ who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community & their friends.

Join the gang every last Friday of the month for a free hot drink before climbing.

The Climbing Hangar, Sheffield

@tchsheffield

LGBTQ+ Night @ Depot

Social climbing space for those wanting to enjoy an encouraging environment with an instructor on hand to provide informal coaching.

Enjoy a sociable chat and a free brew in the café before climbing.

Depot Climbing, Sheffield

@depotsheffield

Out Aloud

Sheffield's LGBT+ Choir sing together to promote wellbeing, confidence, and belonging.

Open to anyone over 18 who identifies as LGBT.

Trans participants needed

Researchers at the University of York are looking for trans people to take part in a study into the feelings of belonging and safety of transgender students in UK universities.

Find out more

Support

SAYiT provides activities and support groups for LGBT+ young people (ages 8-25).

LGBT Sheffield can signpost to specific LGBT+ services.

Our Advice Centre is available for free, independent, and confidential advice.

Use Report and Support to report sexual violence, harassment, abuse, or hate crime. You can do this anonymously, or provide contact details if you'd like support from an adviser.