Wandsworth celebrates LGBTQI+ History Month

We’ve put together a round up of brilliant activities, events and content to mark this year’s LGBT+ History Month, which exists to celebrate and educate everyone about the rich, diverse history of the LGBT+ community. This year’s theme is ‘Body, Mind, and Spirit’ – we’d love to hear what this means to you now in the context of 2021, connect with us @wandsworthart on social media to let us know.

We will continue to follow the rainbow through our borough and add to this list as more events are announced. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] if you’re hosting your own arts and heritage online event, and we’ll make sure to promote it! 


In this children’s online Story Time, recorded for last year’s Pride Month, Carolyn, librarian at Wandsworth Library, tells us about the history of the rainbow flag.

Wandsworth libraries will be celebrating LGBT+ History Month with events that include children’s stories, events, and author visits. Don’t miss favourite Mama G, who combines drag and traditional storytelling to share tales of celebrating who you are and loving who you want on 26 February. Follow @wandsworthlibs on Twitter for details.

If you’re missing your Friday nights out, David Robson, chair of Wandsworth LGBT+ Forum, has put together a mix of 80s Gay classic clubbing tracks to celebrate the new Channel 4 TV series ‘Its a Sin’ and to kick off LGBT History Month 2021.

Raising money for Wandsworth Oasis, which supports people living with HIV, comedian Lucien Jack hosts a raucous comedy night live on Facebook every Wednesday at 7pm. Catch the show at facebook.com/laughswithlulu

Remember this:

In 2019 a Rainbow Plaque commemorating Oscar Wilde was unveiled on Platform 10 at Clapham Junction Station, a project by Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum and Studio Voltaire. The Rainbow Plaque is a national scheme that identifies key moments and figures of LGBTQ+ history. This is the second Rainbow Plaque – the first commemorated same sex marriage pioneer Anne Lister at the Holy Trinity Church, York in February 2018.