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LGBTQUIA+ History Month

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LGBTQUIA+ History Month is celebrated annually in February

LGBTQUIA+ History MonthLink opens in a new window is observed throughout February, it is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans history, and the history of the LGBTQUIA+ rights and related civil rights movements.

The overall aim of LGBTQUIA+ History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by:

  • Increasing the visibility of LGBTQUIA+ 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 LGBTQUIA+ community.
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBTQUIA+ communities.
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBTQUIA+ people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBTQUIA+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.