LGBTUA+ History Month is observed throughout February, it is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the LGBTUA+ rights and related civil rights movements.
The theme for 2019 is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation.
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 LGBTUA+ people, their history, lives, and experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
- Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBTUA+ community;
- Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBTUA+ communities; and
Promoting the welfare of LGBTUA+ people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBTUA+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.
You can find more information about LGBTUA+ History Month at lgbthistorymonth.org.uk.
- See the rainbow pride flag flying outside of University House.
- UPCOMING EVENT Growing up LGBTUA+ through the Decades: LGBTUA+ History Month Networking Lunch - a chance to network with colleagues and engage in discussions about how experiences of growing up LGBTUA+ have changed over time. This event is for all students and members of staff who identify as LGBTUA+, as well as supporters who have an interest in LGBTUA+ History.
- Attend a Building A Trans-Inclusive University staff workshop.
- Read the LGBTUA+ Role Models guide.
- Browse the information and resources available on the Trans Web Portal.
- Check out the Pronouns: Let's Get It Right campaign.
- Sign up to be an LGBTUA+ Supporter.