LGBTQIA+ UK cultural events calendar

This is a non-exhaustive list of cultural events in the UK for LGBTQIA+ young people – drop me a line if I should add anything!

January 2016

5th Jan: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp is out (BOOK)

7th Jan: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson paperback is out (BOOK)

11th Jan: A Girl At My Door, this Korean film comes out in DVD from Peccadillo Pictures (FILM)

11th Jan: Chemsex, a film on urban gay life comes out in DVD from Peccadillo Pictures (FILM)

13th Jan: Miss Nightingale the LGBT musical Basildon 2016 starts then travels to various other cities (MUSICAL)

14th Jan: Changers, Book 1: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper is out (BOOK)

30th Jan: Winter Pride UK, London (EVENT)

February 2016

February: LGBT History Month (get more information here: LGBT History Month) (HISTORY/EVENTS/ARTS)

8th Feb: Boys On Film 14: Worlds Collide, this collection of short films come out on DVD from Peccadillo Pics (FILM)

11th Feb: When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid is out (BOOK)

25th Feb: Radio Silence by Alice Osman is out (BOOK)

March 2016

March: BFI Flare, the best queer cinema from around the world (BFI Flare) (FILM)

Next to Her film comes out from Peccadillo Pictures (FILM)

April 2016

14th April: Winter Pride UK Arts Awards (ARTS)

21st April: Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember is out (BOOK)

29th April weekend: Out for the Weekend in Devon (EVENT)

30th April: Swansea Bay Pride (EVENT)

May 2016

7th May: Exeter Gay Pride (EVENT)

28th May: Birmingham Gay Pride (EVENT)

30th May: Durham Pride (EVENT)

June 2016

1st June: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo is out (BOOK)

2nd June: Changers, Book 2: Oryon by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper is out (BOOK)

4th June: Cumbria Pride (EVENT)

4th June: Oxford Pride (EVENT)

7th June: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour is out (BOOK)

11th June: Blackpool Gay Pride (EVENT)

11th June: Gloucester Gay Pride (EVENT)

18th June: Coventry Gay Pride (EVENT)

18th June: York Pride (EVENT)

25th June: London Pride (EVENT)

26th June: UK Black Pride (EVENT)

July 2016

8th July: Bourne Free Pride Festival (EVENT)

8th July: July: Sparkle, the national transgender celebration at Sackville Gardens in Manchester (EVENT)

9th July: Bristol Gay Pride (EVENT)

9th July: Essex Pride (EVENT)

15th July: Newcastle Pride (EVENT)

16th July: Hull Pride (EVENT)

16th July: Rotherham Pride (EVENT)

16th July: Stoke on Trent Pride (EVENT)

22nd-24th July: Brighton Trans Pride (EVENT)

23rd July: Luton Gay Pride (EVENT)

29th-31st July: London Film and Comic Con / YALC – authors and stars TBC (FILM/COMIC/BOOKS/EVENT)

30th July: Norwich Gay Pride (EVENT)

30th July: Nottingham Gay Pride (EVENT)

30th July: Pride Sheffield (EVENT)

August 2016

4th August: A Good Hiding by Shirley-Anne McMillan is out (BOOK)

4th-7th Aug: BiCon (Bisexuality Convention – University of Nottingham) (EVENT/UNIVERSITY)

5th Aug: Family Pride Staffordshire (EVENT)

6th Aug: Belfast Gay Pride (EVENT)

6th Aug: Brighton Pride Street Party (EVENT)

6th Aug: Brighton Pride (EVENT)

13th Aug: Cymru Gay Pride (EVENT)

13-29th Aug: Edinburgh International Book Festival – find a list of LGBT authors and/or LGBT events here (BOOK/EVENT)

17th-21st Aug: Queer Spirit Festival (EVENT)

20th Aug: Swindon & Wiltshire Pride (EVENT)

20th Aug: Warwickshire Pride (EVENT)

26th Aug: Manchester Gay Pride (EVENT)

27th Aug: Walsall Gay Pride (EVENT)

September 2016

3rd Sept: Totnes Pride (EVENT)

3rd Sept: Reading Pride (EVENT)

20th Sept: Drag Ball UK (EVENT)

Date TBC: The Last Beginning by Lauren James is out (BOOK)

29th Sept to 2nd Oct: Scottish Queer International Film Festival

October 2016

1st Oct: Chester Pride (EVENT)

12-16th Oct: Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff (film festival celebrating films by or about L, G, B, T and I people. (FILM)

Dates TBC: Rainbow Film Festival (Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Market Drayton. (FILM)

November 2016

Dates TBC: Homotopia festival, Liverpool (a festival with theatre, contemporary dance, cabaret, exhibitions and debate. (THEATRE/DANCE)

Dates TBC: Outspoken Arts (previously Glasgay!) a multi arts festival (ARTS)

Dates TBC: Fringe! Queer Film and Arts festival, London (FILM)

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