LGBT+ History Month
LGBT+ History Month is an annual event in the United Kingdom taking place every February. The event came in the wake of the abolition of Section 28 in 2003, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 as well as the government's proposals to bring in a single equality act and a public duty. The Month is intended as a means to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against the LGBT community while celebrating its achievement and diversity and making it more visible.
What is LGBT+ History Month?
A month-long celebration of LGBT+ which aims to:
- Increase the visibility of LGBT+ people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
- Raise awareness and advance education on matters affecting the LGBT+ community;
- Make educational institutions safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities; and
- Promote 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.
Why is LGBT+ History Month important?
LGBT+ History Month focuses on the celebration and recognition of LGBT+ people and culture; past and present. We are encouraging LGBT+ students to be the agents of change rather than just victims of prejudice.
When is it?
We celebrate LGBT+ History Month in February every year.
How can I get involved?
Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for upcoming events throughout February. You could also join the LGBTQ+ society who meet weekly and have socials all year round.