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LGBT History Month

LGBT Month

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event taking place in February each year celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements.

LGBT History month started back in February 2005 and is intended to raise awareness and combat any prejudice against, an otherwise substantially invisible minority. Other important aims include promoting 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.
  • 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.

The first celebration saw over 150 organised events around the UK.

Find out more about LGBT History Month by visiting the official website.

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