LJMU LGBT+ History Month Event

Liverpool John Moores University LGBT+ History Month Event (2020)

LJMU Tithebarn Building,Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2ER view map & directions

12:00 - 15:30

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LJMU’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Team in collaboration with the LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network, are proud to present an opportunity for LJMU/JMSU Staff, Students and members of the local community to attend this year’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Plus (LGBT+) History Month Event (2020).

Every year since 2005, February is the UK’s dedicated month for celebrating LGBT+ history. This year's theme centres around “Poetry, Prose, Pride & Plays”. The aim of the month is to increase awareness and to educate against prejudice.

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This year's event speakers will include:


  • Christian Owens - Founder of GenderSpace & Detective Sergeant in Merseyside Police
  • Clare Jasmine Beloved  - Artist, Poet, Storyteller & Social Entrepreneur, as well as Founder, Creative Director & CEO of Big Love Sista
  • Clare will be co-presenting with her wife Sandra Richardson - Poet, Founder of Shero Soul & Community Activist
  • Members of the LJMU LGBTIQ+ Research Hub
  • Members of the LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network
  • Members of John Moores Student Union (JMSU)


Event Proposal:

  • 12:00 – 12:25 | Registration, Refreshments & Market Stall Viewing (Stanton Fuller Lecture Theatre Exhibition Space, Ground Floor)
  • 12:25 – 12:30 | Guest To Take Their Seats (Stanton Fuller Lecture Theatre)
  • 12:30 – 12:35 | Introduction To The Event & Housekeeping
  • 12:35 – 12:45 | Opening Address & Introduction To First Speaker(s) by LJMU Executive Leadership Team (ELT) Representative
  • 12:45 – 13:15 | Clare Jasmine Beloved (Artist, Poet, Storyteller & Social Entrepreneur, as well as Founder, Creative Director & CEO of Big Love Sista) & Sandra Richardson (Poet, Founder of Shero Soul & Community Activist) Talk Title: "BIG LOVE STORIES"
  • 13:15 – 13:35 | Q&A With The Audience
  • 13:35 – 13:40 | Introduction To Second Speaker(s)
  • 13:40 – 14:00 | Christian Owens (Founder of GenderSpace & Detective Sergeant in Merseyside Police)
  • 14:00 – 14:10 | Q&A With The Audience
  • 14:10 – 14:15 | Introduction To Third Speaker(s)
  • 14:15 – 14:45 | Members of LJMU LGBTIQ+ Research Hub
  • 14:45 – 14:55 | Q&A With The Audience
  • 14:55 – 15:00 | Introduction To Third Speaker(s)
  • 15:00 – 15:20 | LJMU LGBTIQ+ Staff Network & John Moores Student Union (JMSU) LGBTIQ+ Representatives
  • 15:20 – 15:30 | Closing Words – Where Do We Go From Here?

*NB: The above schedule is subject the change


Who Can Attend The Event?

This event is open to all LJMU/JMSU staff and students, as well as members of the local community and High School/College level students.

Please Note: Places are limited and will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis


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There is also the opportunity for attendees (aged 18yrs+) to join a social occasion coordinated by Co-Chairs of the LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network, immediately after the event has taken place (3.30/4pm onwards) at Kitty’s Show-Bar on Tithebarn Street Liverpool. If you would like to attend this social gathering, please email Network Co-Chair Ray Burns R.Burns@ljmu.ac.uk