Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.
We are committed to celebrate its diversity and that of the society as a whole. We encourage everyone to see diversity and cultural pluralism as the positive forces that they are and endeavour to reflect this in all we do.
2013 is dedicated to maths, science and engineering and 2014 will be dedicated to music.
Are you a music-licensed venue with space available in February during LGBT History Month? Are you an artist/performer/group/band who want to organise an event to celebrate History Month 2014?
Every year HM is represented by a famous ‘face’, to inspire you to create….this year we have 4! Find information on “Faces of ’14″ here – Benjamin Britten, Angela Morley, Bessie Smith, Ethel Smyth
Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession – Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.
Breaking Down the Barriers in Performance Art – Mei Wilshire Senior Producer, HLGBT Performing Arts York has just completed a PDF document about producing art in the LGBT community. It is a short article about the barriers facing the LGBT people and how by working together we can tackle the barriers and ultimately break them down.
LGBT History Month Patrons:
John Amaechi, former international basketball player, broadcaster and psychologist, Christine Burns, Equality and diversity specialist, podcaster, campaigner, Dr Harry Cocks, social historian and writer, Angela Eagle MP Shadow Leader of the Commons, Professor Viv Gardner, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Professor Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford University, Sir Ian McKellen, actor, Cyril Nri, actor, director and writer, Ian Rivers, Professor of Human Development; Subject Leader for Sports Sciences, Brunel University, Professor Sheila Rowbotham, lecturer and campaigner, Labi Siffre, poet, songwriter and singer, Professor Melanie Tebbutt, Director, Manchester Centre for Regional History, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, Gareth Thomas, rugby international, Jeffrey Weeks, historian, sociologist, author and LGBT activist, Stephen Whittle OBE, Professor of Equalities Law in the School of Law at Manchester Metropolitan University