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Five things not to miss this LGBT+ History Month

This LGBT+ History we share the ways that you can celebrate and learn more about LGBTQ+ communities through the museums close to our campuses and events from KCLSU. 

Visit the British Museum and explore the Desire, love, identity: LGBTQ histories trail

Just a short walk from the Strand Campus, the British Museum offers object trails for you to explore their collection and highlight key objects covering a variety of themes.

You can choose a trail looking at objects that have a connection with LGBTQ history, depending on the time you have you can explore either the three object and fifteen object versions.

Find out more and see the trails here.

The Museum's Prints and Drawings department also holds many works on paper with an LGBTQ connection. You can explore the Collection online or make an appointment to view works in the Prints and Drawings study room.

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Learn about queer maritime history at the National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum mark LGBT+ History Month by highlighting and celebrating the queer histories in their collection. There are also a series of events celebrating LGBTQ+ History and exploring the collection with community led research projects. 

From museum-lates to blogs and video resources, find out more through the Royal museums Greenwich website.

Explore LGBTQ+ History with the Museum of London Docklands

Just a short trip away at Canary Wharf you can explore the heritage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Londoners through the Museum of London Docklands and their collection.

Resources are also available online, from video, articles and more. Explore the resources here and find out more on visiting the Museum of London Docklands.

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LGBTQIA+ Tours at the Tate Modern

Close to our Guy’s and Waterloo campuses you can visit the Tate Modern and explore the collections via a LGBTQIA+ tour.

The tours are aimed at exploring the Tate Collection through the lens of gender identity and sexuality.

You can check ticket availability on the day and find out more on the Tate Modern website.

Events with KCLSU

KCLSU, in collaboration with KCLSU LGBT+ Network and other student groups, bring you different events, activities and initiatives to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans activists, their history and the struggles still being fought by this community.

Don't miss out on the events planned and find out more on the KCLSU LGBT+ History Month page.

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KCL LGBT+ Society

The KCL LGBT+ Society is free for all students to join and exists to provide a fun, safe, inclusive and accessible environment for LGBTQ+ students and their friends to meet, campaign on behalf of the LGBTQ+ student community, and promote awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

Find out more and join here