LGBT history month is celebrated in February in the UK but the real work to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continues throughout the year.
In 2016 the theme will be Religion, Belief and Philosophy.
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 awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences
- Advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community
- Working to reduce bullying in schools and increase knowledge and normalise LGBT
- Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities
Despite many advances in our understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) histories, the study of past attitudes towards sex and gender diversity remains an underdeveloped field. As the aim of the history month is to educate people and overcome this with events at local museums, theatres, and libraries.
For more information and local events to you visit http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/