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.
As if IDAHO (see current affairs – above) isn’t enough, May is also an opportunity to celebrate Harvey Milk Day in memory of the USA’s first elected gay councillor. Although celebrated chiefly in the US, the day is international and you can organise an event and register on the website. For more details go here
It does not matter whether you are gay, bisexual or straight, there is a worldwide call to combat homophobia with a kiss this week. Across the globe, there will be several ‘kiss-ins’ promoting the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. In the UK, Manchester’s Lesbian & Gay Foundation will ‘Kiss Hate Goodbye’ with a flash [...]
Civil partnerships could be expanded to included heterosexual couples under government plans revealed last night, after culture secretary Maria Miller conceded a “review” into the future of the unions. However some MPs fear the amendment tabled at the last minute to the same sex marriage bill is actually designed to kick the issue into the long grass. [...]
More than 300 people paraded in a conga line in central Havana Saturday to the beat of drums and trumpets in a government-sponsored protest against homophobia. “We must change consciousness,” said Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro, who convened the parade as the head of a national center for sex education. Participants danced [...]
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