Flying the flag for LGBT+ History Month


LGBT+ flags are flying at the borough’s two town halls as we celebrate LGBT+ History Month with a packed programme of online activities.

Boasting film and documentary screenings and Q&As; creative workshops for young people; author events and panel discussions, the month-long programme will shine a light on LGBT+ culture. 

Highlights include: 

  • Screenings and filmmaker Q&As in partnership with the Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF) 
  • Milk Presents – a series of theatre, film, podcasts and parties from the award-winning queer company of artists, in partnership with Newham’s Youth Participation and Stratford Youth Zone Team
  • Llama Glamarama – children’s author event about Larry the disco dancing llama, celebrating difference, flamboyance, acceptance and pride 
  • Teens’ author event with Adiba Jaigirdar, the Bangladeshi, Muslim queer author of the Henna Wars 
  • Queer Migration and Intersectional Activisms panel discussion 
  • Cabaret presented by Forest Gayte Pride

Cllr Charlene McLean, Newham’s Deputy Mayor and Lead Member for Community and Neighbourhoods, said: “LBGT+ history is a true highlight of Newham’s cultural calendar, and I’m delighted that we’ll be hosting such an exciting, varied and vibrant celebration of queer culture and history.

“Although we’re unable to celebrate in person this year, I hope our online events will give voice to our Newham’s LGBT+ communities and offer an opportunity for everyone to take pride in the phenomenal contribution of LGBT+ talent to our borough.”

All events will be held online. Visit for more information and booking instructions. Programme subject to change.

Published: 03 Feb 2021