LGBTQ+ History Month

How much do you know? 

The UK’s LGBTQ+ History Month takes place every February. It’s an annual month long celebration for the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender rights and anything related to the community. Founded in 1994, LGBTQ+ History Month is intended as a way to raise awareness of prejudice against the LGBTQ+ community while celebrating its achievement and diversity and making it more visible not just in the UK but around the world!  

As well as a celebration, LGBTQ+ History Month is an important time in which to educate people about queer history.

Some Key Facts 

When did it start?

While LGBT+ History Month originated in the US in 1994, and began in the UK 11 years later following on from an initiative created by Rodney Wilson.

Who is Rodney Wilson?

Rodney Wilson is the first openly gay teacher in Missouri.

How is it observed?

LGBTQ+ History Month is marked every February. Many schools, colleges and other organisations across the country seek to educate and increase people’s awareness of the LGBTQ+ community.

 

 

What can you do this LGBT+ History Month?

There are always loads of events happening during LGBT+ History Month and COVID-19 hasn’t stoped people putting events on virtually. The LGBT+ History Month Calendar has loads of events from Queer art show and tells to talks and LGBT+ Wellbeing.

All events can be found here with this link: https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/calendar/