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TimePeace Online Speed Friending celebrating LGBT+ History Month

Speed Friending Event with TimePeace – Thursday 18th February, 6.30-8pm

We are delighted to announce the second Online Speed Friending event with the TimePeace SLACK community, an online community using SLACK to keep people connected and bridge the social gap between locals and refugees & asylum seekers arriving in the UK. The event will take place on Zoom on Thursday 18th February, 6.30 – 8pm

What is Online Speed Friending?

Online Speed Friending is a fun, friendly way to meet lots of new people. Everyone is welcome!

How it works?

It is an online event using Zoom. There will be a mix of group chats and short 1-to-1 conversations. We match you randomly with other guests and give you suggested questions to ask – so don’t worry if you don’t know what to say.

There will be specific topics of conversation all centered around celebrating LGBT+ History Month including celebrating LGBT heroes from the past, creative writing around LGBTQ+ rights, LGBT representation in theatre, TV & film as well as LGBT rights over the past 100 years-where are we now. 

As with all Speed Friending Events, anyone is welcome to join. Please Sign up here 

Once you complete the form you will receive an email with the Zoom link and passcode.

What is LGBT+ History Month?

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It aims to:

  • Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT+”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT+ community;
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities; and
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT+ people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

You can read more about LGBT+ History Month here in the Independent. Please visit the LGBT+ History Month website here.