LGBT History Month 2014

February is LGBT History Month: a time to remember the journey of our communities and look to the future at the trials we still face across the world in enjoying equality with others. This year, we'll be making an impact on a local level, as well as helping our LGB&T friends in Russia, facing violence and discrimination under the nose of the world's media as the Winter Olympic Games takes place in Sochi.

Here is what we have in store for you (more details will be added as they are released):

The Gossip
Join us for a catch-up at Surbiton's trendiest coffee bar. This is a nice way to meet local LGB&T people and find out more about the Forum in a social and friendly environment. Everyone welcome, bring your friends and family. FREE (but buy your own coffee - it's very good!) | Details
Sunday 2 February, 10am - 12pm
The Pressroom Cafe
5 Claremont Road, Surbiton, Surrey,
Sochi Winter Olympics protest
We're joining others from around London in our second protest to call on the Olympics sponsors to speak out about Russia's anti-gay laws and violence. FREE | Details
Wednesday 5 February,
6 - 7pm
Downing Street
Whitehall, London, SW1A 2AA
Kingston LGBT Forum's Annual General Meeting
At our Annual General Meeting, we'll be electing a new Chair and Committee to manage the Forum through the next year. FREE
Wednesday 19 February,
7 - 9pm
Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2EE
Get active outdoors and explore the borough with other local LGB&T people (rain, shine or snow!) FREE | Registration essential | Details

Saturday 22 February,
11am - 2pm
All over Kingston upon Thames
Live Music Evening
We'll be joining our friends at Richmond LGBT Forum for an evening of live music from The Richmond Symphonic Concert Band, playing an Abba compilation and other camp classics! FREE | Registration essential | Details
Sunday 23 February,
7:30 pm
Normansfield Theatre
The Langdon Down Centre, Normansfield, 2A Langdon Park, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 9PS
Royal Borough of Kingston's LGBT History Month Celebration
The local Council will be celebrating LGBT History Month with a guest speaker and reception at the Guildhall. FREE

Tuesday 25 February,
Time to be confirmed

Kingston Guildhall
Queen Anne Suite, Kingston Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU