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 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. The Sexual Offences Act, passed on July the 27th, 1967, was the first stepping stone across the Rubicon and, although it only related to men it had an impact on everyone in the LGBT community, nationally and internationally. Here in England and Wales the state accepted same sex relationships between men for the first time in 500 years (except in the Merchant Navy, where they are still officially banned).

There will be an academic festival in Liverpool in March and our popular festivals will be held in York, Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Shrewsbury, Bournemouth, Exeter and 5 locations in London. Newcastle is holding its own. Check them out on our interactive calendar or click the National Festival link on the left hand side of this page

Happy History Month from The LGBT HM team.


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Upcoming events from our year-round calendar:

Jan
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10:00 am Islington’s Pride: an archive fo... @ Islington Museum
Islington’s Pride: an archive fo... @ Islington Museum
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm
Islington’s Pride: an archive for the future @ Islington Museum | England | United Kingdom
This exhibition takes a look at some of Islington’s LGBT+ heritage through the organisations, people and places where history was made. Over the next two years we aim to collect, archive and explore Islington’s important LGBT+ heritage. Closed Wednesday and Sunday
10:00 am Niranjan Kamatkar: 1997-2017 Sel... @ Hertford Theatre Gallery
Niranjan Kamatkar: 1997-2017 Sel... @ Hertford Theatre Gallery
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm
Niranjan Kamatkar: 1997-2017 Selected art works from 20 years @ Hertford Theatre Gallery | England | United Kingdom
Niranjan Kamatkar is an established filmmaker and artist who delivers art projects and services that profile the culture, identities and issues for marginalized communities. In showing his unique work he looks to meet and establish dialogues with new and experienced local artists. Artist’s Statement: As a gay man of South Asian origin in the UK, the work has travelled along ...
Feb
1
Wed
all-day Camden & Islington LGBT History ... @ Camden and Islington
Camden & Islington LGBT History ... @ Camden and Islington
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Camden & Islington LGBT History Month 2017 @ Camden and Islington
2017 celebrates 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in the UK for those aged 21 and over. But how many of us know how this came about? What about the years that followed 1967: was it rosy for us all? With so much to achieve for our diverse communities in the next 50 years a solid ...
all-day DundeeRainbows photo competition @ University of Dundee
DundeeRainbows photo competition @ University of Dundee
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
DundeeRainbows photo competition @ University of Dundee
Why not celebrate LGBT History month with our photo competition? Simply post your #dundeerainbows themed pictures to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag, and be in with a chance of winning. More information at uod.ac.uk/2krK23x
all-day Exhibition: “Glad to be Gay: the... @ LSE Library
Exhibition: “Glad to be Gay: the... @ LSE Library
Feb 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Exhibition: "Glad to be Gay: the struggle for legal equality" @ LSE Library | England | United Kingdom
LSE Library’s spring exhibition Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality draws on the unique Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to mark the 50th anniversary of a pivotal piece of legislation: the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Before that, homosexuality was a criminal offence. With the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, homosexuality in private was decriminalised, ...
all-day Exhibition: Other Stories – Derb... @ Derbyshire Record Office
Exhibition: Other Stories – Derb... @ Derbyshire Record Office
Feb 1 – Apr 21 all-day
Exhibition: Other Stories - Derbyshire's LGBT History Project @ Derbyshire Record Office | England | United Kingdom
An exhibition marking the launch of a project to explore the history of sexuality and sexual identity in and around Derbyshire.
all-day From Punishment to Pride @ Surrey History Centre
From Punishment to Pride @ Surrey History Centre
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
From Punishment to Pride @ Surrey History Centre | England | United Kingdom
A small display on this year’s theme Citizenship and Law, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967). You can also discover Surrey’s historic links with LGBT crime and punishment and more about the work of Surrey Heritage.
all-day Hackney LGBTQI+ History Drive @ Hackney Museum
Hackney LGBTQI+ History Drive @ Hackney Museum
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Hackney LGBTQI+ History Drive @ Hackney Museum | England | United Kingdom
Where was your first kiss, defining moment or personal victory? Hackney Council has launched a drive to unearth these local stories and experiences as part of a drive to build, understand and immortalise LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex plus) history in Hackney. The crowdsourcing project using online citizen-historian site Historypin, is just one of a host of ...
all-day Jamie Crewe: Female Executioner @ Gasworks
Jamie Crewe: Female Executioner @ Gasworks
Feb 1 – Apr 2 all-day
Jamie Crewe: Female Executioner @ Gasworks | England | United Kingdom
Female Executioner is the first solo exhibition at Gasworks, London by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe. Comprising newly commissioned video, sculpture, print, and text-based works, the exhibition focuses on French writer Rachilde’s Monsieur Venus: A Materialist Novel. Exploring what is at stake in historical reclamation, Female Executioner investigates what happens when a queer, transfeminine artist tries to touch, reflect on, or ...
all-day LGBT Histories of the University... @ Online
LGBT Histories of the University... @ Online
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Over the past 40 years the political and societal attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has changed beyond recognition. Today almost all discriminatory laws and policies have been repealed and equal protection extended into all areas of life. This has been achieved by the dedicated campaigning of LGBT individuals and straight allies who have tirelessly worked to achieve ...
all-day LGBT+ History Exhibition at Winc... @ Winchester Discovery Centre
LGBT+ History Exhibition at Winc... @ Winchester Discovery Centre
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
The Modern History Research Centre is organising an exhibition, in partnership with Winchester Discovery Centre, where early career researchers from different universities around the country will exhibit research posters on historical perspectives and events of LGBT+ communities in modern history. The exhibition will run throughout the whole month of February, and two public events will take place on the 10th ...
all-day Proud at Pride @ Barking Town Hall, Town Square
Proud at Pride @ Barking Town Hall, Town Square
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Throughout February Barking Town Hall will be displaying an exhibition called ‘Proud at Pride’. The exhibition is about peoples stories from East London about going to Pride and the history of Pride. Members of the public can view the exhibition during the Town Hall’s usual opening hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday). The Council would like to thank Eastside ...

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We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your information only.

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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

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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_WebOUTburst

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.

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As a not- for-profit global organization, our program goals – to empower local, regional, national and global organizations so that they may fully realize the power of Harvey Milk’s story, style, and collaborative relationship building – are as large and bold as Harvey taught us!  The Foundation, through Harvey’s dream for a just tomorrow, envisions governments that celebrate the rich and universally empowering diversity of humanity, where all individuals – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, the young, the disabled – all who had been excluded can fully participate in all societal rights without exception.

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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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