UoW LGBT History Month 2014 Event

In celebration of LGBT History Month The Equality and Diversity Unit, LGBT Staff Network and Arena Theatre present:   Film Screening of, Bette Bourne: It Goes With the Shoes

In celebration of LGBT History Month
The Equality and Diversity Unit, LGBT
Staff Network and Arena Theatre present:
Film Screening of, Bette Bourne: It Goes With the Shoes



Clare Summerskill: Well That Explains It!



Let’s talk about Sex! Sexual Orientation! Being single, being married, being Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Queer, Straight and those who just see themselves as a little bit on the wonky side…


Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about all these matters but were too afraid to ask… in case someone gave you a funny look.


All is finally revealed by lesbian actress/singer/stand-up, Clare Summerskill, who in this new show will take you through a fast-moving, song-singing, side-splitting, costume-changing evening of comedy and music.


Friday 26th April at 8pm at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton


Tickets are £9 full price or £7 concessions (including students and Uni staff!)


For more information or to book tickets call the Arena Theatre Box office on 01902 321 321 or follow the link to our website


Trans Comedy Award BBC writersroom / Trans Comedy | Deadline: February 28, 2013

Trans Comedy Award BBC writersroom / Trans Comedy | Deadline: February 28, 2013

Exciting new talent search for TV comedy scripts featuring transgender characters and/or themes.

Trans Comedy have joined forces with BBC writersroom to launch The Trans Comedy Award: a talent search to encourage writers to promote a positive portrayal of Transgender people in mainstream comedy.

The Trans Comedy Award opens up an opportunity for the transgender community and members of the general public to portray transgender characters and the transgender experience in an affirming manner.

We are looking for original comedy sitcoms, comedy dramas or sketch shows featuring transgender characters and/or themes and written for television. An award of up to a maximum of £5000 will be shared between the selected writer(s) in order that they may develop a pilot or taster.

The Trans Comedy Award will be judged by Ian Critchley (BBC Head of Creative Resources), Jon Plowman (Executive Producer, BBC Comedy), Kate Rowland (BBC Creative Director of New Writing) and a comedy writer/actor (name to be announced).

This opportunity is open to any writer as long as the work submitted is not currently in development or under consideration for development and has not previously been produced by any broadcaster or production company. 

Entries open from:  Monday 14th January 2013.  All entries must be accompanied by a completed coversheet – Download the coversheet.

Entries should be posted to:

Trans Comedy Award
BBC writersroom,
4th Floor,
Grafton House,
379-381 Euston Road,
London NW1 3AU

Deadline for entries: 5pm, Thursday 28th February 2013

Selected writers notified: End of May 2013


LGBT History Month Event

LGBT History Month Event

The Unfinished Battle for LGBT Equality, a University of Wolverhampton, History Month Event.

UoW LGBT History Month events 2013

There will be two LGBT History Month events at the University of Wolverhampton this year.

The program and timings are not yet finalised but please put Tuesday 19th of February and Tuesday the 26th of February in your diaries.


Rainbow Film Festival, LGBT History Month 2013 Screenings, 16th February 2013 at The Hive

Rainbow Film Festival, Shropshire Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

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Rainbow Film Festival LGBT History Month 2013

Student World Aids Day Poster Display

Eight School of Art and Design students studying the ‘Applied Illustration Practice’ module have had their work selected for display outside the Students Union as part of the Staff LGBT Network and Student LGBT+ Society’s 2012 World Aids Day awareness campaign this December, which is taking place with the support of the University of Wolverhampton Equality and Diversity Unit and the School of Art and Design.

Martin Evans, chair of the University of Wolverhampton LGBT Staff Network, presented the brief to the 64 first year students who took part in the design competition as part of their module. The students were asked to create a poster to promote the World Health Organisation’s World Aids Day campaign ‘Getting to Zero’, Zero new infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AID’s related deaths.

Module leader Howard Read said “This is a great opportunity for the winning student work to be displayed and seen by the wider academic community. The students showed real commitment and engagement with this brief, creating well researched ideas and positive individual responses for this important global issue.  Working to a set size and format and integrating image and creative typography will help prepare students for real client briefs and future employability.”

The eight winning entries by; Philip Whitehouse, Jordan Kendall, Lucie Williams, Kyle Wright, Stephanie Neath, Deanna Kitts, Gabrielle Booth and Zack Sealey, will be on display in the MD corridor from 26th of November until the 10th of December to raise awareness of World Aids Day.Image