About LGBT History Month

LGBT HM is celebrated in February in the UK but our work to educate out prejudice continues throughout the year. Our interactive calendar is also all-year-round so check it out or add an LGBT related event of your own.

This year our theme was Religion, Belief and Philosophy. LGBT History Month 2016 is over now but we hope we have enabled the faiths to foster good relations with their LGBT congregants and with the wider LGBT community. In 2017 we will look at Citizenship, PSHE and Law as we mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.

Our academic festival  in Manchester and popular festivals in Newcastle, York, Manchester, Shrewsbury, Bristol and London were immensely successful and we hope they will put LGBT Hsitory on the map and  in the history books.

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Upcoming events from our year-round calendar:

all-day Claude Cahun – Beneath This Mask @ The Glass Tank
Claude Cahun – Beneath This Mask @ The Glass Tank
Jan 23 – Feb 17 all-day
Claude Cahun - Beneath This Mask @ The Glass Tank | Oxford | England | United Kingdom
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, of French photographer Claude Cahun’s elusive self-portraits. Claude Cahun (1894-1954) is best known for her original and enigmatic photographic self-portraits. Decades ahead of its time, her work played with perceived gender roles and identity, concerns that are still as current and pertinent in today’s world as ever. Beneath This Mask is drawn ...
2:00 pm Gill Rossini – The Struggle for ... @ Disability Stockport
Gill Rossini – The Struggle for ... @ Disability Stockport
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm
Gill Rossini - The Struggle for LGBT Rights and The history of Same-sex relationships @ Disability Stockport | Stockport | England | United Kingdom
Gill will be coming to Stockport to share her research in to the struggle of LGBT Rights and give us a look at the history of same-sex relationships.
all-day National Festival of LGBT Histor... @ York Explore Library
National Festival of LGBT Histor... @ York Explore Library
Feb 11 all-day
National Festival of LGBT History: York Hub @ York Explore Library | York | England | United Kingdom
The Marriott Room at York Explore Library and Archive will play host to a fascinating variety of free talks on all aspects of LGBT history. Visitors can drop in throughout the day to discover hidden stories and forgotten heroes, and to find out about the other exciting events taking place throughout the month of February. Hot drinks, snacks and lunch ...
10:30 am Stephen Miller: ‘Maurice Dobson:... @ York Explore Library
Stephen Miller: ‘Maurice Dobson:... @ York Explore Library
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Stephen Miller: 'Maurice Dobson: a story of bravery, acceptance and love' @ York Explore Library | York | England | United Kingdom
The unique story of Maurice Dobson (1912-1990): a gay ex-coal miner, WW2 veteran and antiques collector who lived in Darfield, South Yorkshire. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.

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Our Sister Sites

Schools Out UK

Schools OUT UK is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation that began life as The Gay Teachers Association in 1974. Our overarching goal is to make our schools and educational institutions safe spaces for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities as teachers, lecturers and trainers; as pupils and students; as parents; as teaching and learning support staff; as site-officers, catering and cleaning staff; and as headteachers, managers and governors. There is no other organisation that supports such a wide community in attaining such a wide, yet simple overarching goal. See our website for more news and resources for educators www.schools-out.org.uk

Presentedby_theclassroomThe Classroom

The Classroom The Classroom is an accessible space for teachers to find a range of resources to make Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans people visible in education. We believe that to eradicate homophobia and transphobia, the lives and contributions of LGBT people need to be visible throughout education. This can be done by delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. See our website for more information and lesson plans at www.the-classroom.org.uk


OUTburst: Schools OUT UK’s Official Guide to LGBT History Month is our outreach magazine. This exciting new publication enables us to share our work every February through the print magazine and throughout the year on the website. 35,000 copies are distributed to every secondary school in England, plus colleges and universities, private and public organisations, community venues, prides, festivals, diversity networks and trade unions. As well as news, interviews, opinions and lifestyle features, the magazine includes a Diversity Dashboard, advertising job opportunities and raising the profile of LGBT-friendly employers. Through advertising revenues, the magazine is able to support the ongoing work of Schools OUT UK. To read the magazine or explore commercial opportunities, please visit www.outburstmagazine.co.uk.

Key Partners

The-Proud-Trust_445The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth North West) is a a regional organisation that seeks to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in the North West of England. www.lgbtyouthnorthwest.org.uk

LGBT-Archive-logoThe LGBT Archive

The LGBT Archive is an LGBT online encyclopedia – a wiki web site. Its aim is to record the knowledge and memories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in the UK. It’s a virtual time-capsule. www.lgbtarchive.uk

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