LGBTQ+ History Month
Whether you have celebrated before, are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or know nothing about this important month, join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ history month this February!
Visit our events calendar to browse all the amazing events we have planned to celebrate the month.
But first, let’s take a look at the brief history of LGBTQ+ history month.
The History of LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK
The UK started celebrating LGBTQ+ history month in February 2005, which is the second anniversary of the abolition of Section 28.
This month was introduced in 2005 by Schools OUT to help educate people about the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate parts of the community’s history that are often overlooked.
How to get involved
Join us in honouring and celebrating LGBTQ+ history month by checking out the events we have planned for the month. From inspirational talks from LGBTQ+ figures to movie nights, virtual Q&As, and an informative panel discussion where we will explore the issues facing LGBTQ+ students of faith together, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.
We will also be partnering with our LGBTQ+ students' community which exists to provide self-defining students the chance to come together to discuss issues that affect them in a safe and inclusive space. Sign up for the community group for free.
Why are we using 'LGBTQ+'
Whilst the official history month uses 'LGBT+', we have chosen to refer to this month as LGBTQ+ History Month in support of our LGBTQ+ students' community group.
There is currently no consensus over what is used to represent the LGBTTQQIAAP community and we want everyone from the community to feel included in this celebration. This month is all about celebrating and learning more about LGBTQ+ history ao if you're a member of the community and would prefer us to refer to it in a different way, then we would like to hear from you.