This year will see the sixth annual #DMUpride celebrations held at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), with a jam-packed month of events taking place on campus and across the city to celebrate LGBTQ+ history month.
This year’s highlights include Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Vinegar Strokes who will be performing live at the Students’ Union, Sunday Times bestselling author and activist Jack Monroe and BBC’s TV and radio personality Richie Anderson.
Students and staff will also have the chance to get involved in free sport sessions with DMUactive, and head along to uplifting stories on stage and screen courtesy of our partners at Curve theatre and Phoenix Cinema.
At DMU we find strength in a community that prides itself on tolerance and acceptance, where everyone is free to be themselves and is encouraged to reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy this vibrant programme of events and enjoy the celebrations.
Monday 3 February: #DMUpride launch day
Tuesday 4 February: The little drag that could: homophobia and bigotry in the UK – a Northern Irish perspective
Thursday 6 February: #DMUpride: #LGBTQ+ allies network staff network breakfast (DMU staff)
Thursday 6 February: #DMUpride: How to be a trans ally (DMU students and staff)
Thursday 6 February: You're far too young for that: a new struggle in the LGBTQ+ community – early onset dementia
Friday 7 February: #DMUpride at Phoenix: Vita and Virginia (12a)
Saturday 8 February: Rainbow families Gallery takeover
Sunday 9 February: Men's Futsal annual Pride fixture
Tuesday 11 February: Talk by Jack Monroe
Wednesday 12 February: #DMUpride at Phoenix: Breakfast on Pluto (15)
Thursday 13 February: Unorthodox
Friday 14 February: DSU presents Heart Strings, drag valentines extravaganza
Saturday 15 February - Saturday 14 March: #DMUpride: Pretext: The Mask We Wear (Exhibition)
Monday 17 February: DSU quiz, drag race
Tuesday 18 February: Is the UK really that bad? International perspectives on HIV: A comparison between the UK and Latin America
Wednesday 19 February: #DMUpride at Phoenix, My Beautiful Laundrette (15)
Thursday 20 February: My experiences in sport, competing as a transgender athlete
Friday 21 February: #DMUpride: Give it a go: Voguing (DMU students and staff)
Monday 24 February: Curve and DMU present: First Time
Tuesday 25 February: Curve and DMU present: 'B'
Wednesday 26 February: Curve and DMU present: Hotter
Thursday 27 February: Rocky Horror Movie Night (DMU students and staff)
Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March: Curve and DMU present: The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me