LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.
In the United Kingdom, it is observed during February, to coincide with a major celebration of the 2005 abolition of Section 28. Every year a range of arts, cultural and educational events take place across the country.
This year the theme has been set as ‘History’,
The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.
This is done by:
- Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
- Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community;
- Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities; and
- Promoting 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.
LGBT History Month is an opportunity to let your imagination run wild and celebrate the lives and culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the PrideWest area and even around the world.
Whether you’re a school, college or university, an LGBT society, a community or grassroots group, or an organisation who want to help us celebrate, we want to hear from you!
Later in the month, we’ll feature a selection of the local events being hosted around our area for LGBT History Month.