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 History on the map and  in the history books.


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Upcoming events from our year-round calendar:

Jan
9
Mon
all-day Exhibition: “Glad to be Gay: the... @ LSE Library
Exhibition: “Glad to be Gay: the... @ LSE Library
Jan 9 – Apr 7 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, ...
Jan
12
Thu
all-day Exhibition: Other Stories – Derb... @ Derbyshire Record Office
Exhibition: Other Stories – Derb... @ Derbyshire Record Office
Jan 12 – Apr 1 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.
Jan
17
Tue
7:45 pm Holding The Man @ The Jack Studio Theatre
Holding The Man @ The Jack Studio Theatre
Jan 17 @ 7:45 pm – Feb 4 @ 7:45 pm
Holding The Man @ The Jack Studio Theatre | England | United Kingdom
Australia. Melbourne. 1976. Tim catches a glimpse of handsome school mate and captain of the football team, John. Their first kiss is an exciting game. Their 15 years of life together a constant battle against discrimination, separation and temptation, all set against the pivotal events that define the era they live in. But there is an enemy present that no ...
Jan
23
Mon
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 ...

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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.

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_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.

Key Partners

Harvey Milk FoundationMilk Foundation

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.

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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