LGBT History Month is Every February

 

It is now LGBT History Month 2019! This year our theme is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation.

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It is LGBT History Month!

The Proud Trust is absolutely thrilled to bring you the LGBT History Month Resource and Education Pack for February 2019, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK. The theme this year is of such great importance, exploring LGBT+ activism in the year marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in LGBT+ rights and history. It is crucial that the struggles and fights of others, to give us the lives we have today, are recognised. It is also so important that we understand the fights that are still continuing to happen, and still need to happen, to give folk liberation and peace.

Our thanks are extended to Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, founder of UK Black Pride, who has kindly written the thought provoking foreword to this years pack.

This four session pack will help you bring LGBT+ awareness into your youth groups or classrooms, and could be delivered as part of PSHE or history!

A very limited number of physical packs have been printed, and are available in their shop. The pack is also available to you as a free downloadable pdf document here.

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The LGBT History Month February 2019 theme is History: Peace, Activism and Reconciliation

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Upcoming events from our year-round calendar:

Jan
17
Thu
all-day Grindr: The Opera @ Above The Stag Theatre
Grindr: The Opera @ Above The Stag Theatre
Jan 17 – Feb 23 all-day
Grindr: The Opera @ Above The Stag Theatre
Grindr: The Opera! puts the most notorious gay hook-up app into the exaggerated world of opera. With musical styles ranging from baroque to contemporary pop, Grindr: The Opera! is a daring, humorous look at the changing landscape of gay relationships, and the greatest catalyst for the shift: Grindr.
Feb
1
Fri
all-day Exhibition – Back in Time @ The Hive
Exhibition – Back in Time @ The Hive
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Exhibition - Back in Time @ The Hive
Open Tuesdays – Fridays 9.30am – 5pm in the Gallery at he Hive – drop by and check out this growing collection. This year the exhibition will feature new boards including a schools and a transgender board. A fascinating exhibition of Shropshire’s LGBT history, in a National context. No need to register – just turn up! Join us on 1st ...
all-day Our Shared Histories @ Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Our Shared Histories @ Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Feb 1 – Mar 1 all-day
Our Shared Histories @ Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Carmarthen LGBTQ+ History Month LGBTQ+, allies and all queer folk were asked if they would like to contribute a story to communicate their thoughts, feelings and experiences of queer Carmarthenshire. Some of these stories have been collected and presented here in the gallery foyer and around the town centre. Mis Hanes LGBTQ+ Caerfyrddin Gofynnwyd i bobl LGBTQ+ a’u cefnogwyr a ...
all-day The Queer Tapestry @ UCL, North Cloisters
The Queer Tapestry @ UCL, North Cloisters
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
The Queer Tapestry @ UCL, North Cloisters
Exhibition celebrating the many LGBTQ+ alumni who have studied and worked at UCL. Discover something new about UCL’s queer past!
all-day Weymouth Gay Group @ Weymouth Dorset
Weymouth Gay Group @ Weymouth Dorset
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Weymouth Gay Group @ Weymouth Dorset
Around 30 LGBT events during History Month in Weymouth Dorset area. Incl Flag raising at local Council Offices, Library display (whole month), Meet & Greet Library event, Coffee shop meet ups. Twice weekly pub meet ups and lots more – info https://weymouthgaygroup.weebly.com/events-diary-monthly-listings.html twitter https://twitter.com/WeymouthGayGrp
all-day Zachari Logan, MOCA London Web E... @ MOCA London
Zachari Logan, MOCA London Web E... @ MOCA London
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Zachari Logan, MOCA London Web Exhibitions @ MOCA London
MOCA London Web Exhibitions: Zachari Logan MOCA London is presenting a series of Web Exhibitions, hosted on our site. www.moca.london/webexhibitions The artists have been invited to curate their own online exhibition with images or a video. During their exhibition period, we will also upload images/videos on our Instagram profile. @moca_London The First Artist: Zachari Logan Canadian artist Zachari Logan works ...
7:00 pm Exhibition – The Life and Work o... @ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Exhibition – The Life and Work o... @ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibition - The Life and Work of Samuel Butler @ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
An exhibition of the life and work of Samuel Butler – artist, author and photographer
Feb
2
Sat
all-day LGBT History Month Exhibition – ... @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
LGBT History Month Exhibition – ... @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Feb 2 – Mar 8 all-day
LGBT History Month Exhibition - From Prejudice to Pride Part II - The 1980s Onwards @ Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
The free exhibition features a selection of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilts. They tell the stories of many of those lost in the early days of HIV / AIDS in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Listen to audio recordings of people who lived through the impact of AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition also gathers significant archives from Cheshire ...
Feb
6
Wed
all-day Free Display: History II: Peace,... @ Surrey History Centre
Free Display: History II: Peace,... @ Surrey History Centre
Feb 6 – Feb 28 all-day
Free Display: History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism @ Surrey History Centre
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Surrey and elsewhere. The national theme for 2019 is ‘History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism’ marking the 100th ...
Feb
13
Wed
all-day [title of show] @ Above The Stag Theatre
[title of show] @ Above The Stag Theatre
Feb 13 – Mar 10 all-day
[title of show] @ Above The Stag Theatre
A musical comedy about writing a musical comedy! Jeff and Hunter have just three weeks to write a musical! So they recruit some friends and pull off the impossible, getting selected for a prestigious musical theatre festival. But that’s when the egos start to clash, and everything begins to unravel…
Feb
14
Thu
7:00 pm Deptford Heritage Festival Produ... @ Zion Baptist Chapel
Deptford Heritage Festival Produ... @ Zion Baptist Chapel
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
Deptford Heritage Festival Production and staging LGBTQ civil rights play  #Liberty @ Zion Baptist Chapel
Deptford Heritage Festival from 1-28 Delighted to be staging the little known but true story of Kath Duncan and how the LGBTQ and Civil rights movement was fought and won in 1930s Britain that laid the ground work for The National Council of Civil Liberties ( Liberty ) Play is 14 shows from 14 ( Valentines day) -28 February 2019. ...
Feb
20
Wed
all-day REPUBLICA @ Omnibus Theatre
REPUBLICA @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day
REPUBLICA @ Omnibus Theatre
Presented by Juan Carlos Otero, Keir Cooper and Lola Rueda In collaboration with Emma Frankland Republica is an energetic and sexy lament for the untold story of the Spanish Revolution, as seen through the eyes of a stripper, a flamenco dancer and a punk guitarist. Inspired by the historical events that immediately precede the Spanish Civil War, Republica celebrates the ...

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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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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

LGBT Ed (LGBTed.uk is a website to tell help LGBT teachers be the role models they needed when they were younger. Nobody should feel they need to hide who they are at school, but we recognise that this is harder in some schools than others.

Simply by being adults who are comfortable being openly gay, bisexual, lesbian or trans* then we show being LGBT for what it really is – natural and usual.  This website will contain:

  • Case studies and stories of teachers and other school-based (or college-based) professionals who are out at school, hopefully with supportive statements from senior leadership teams, pupils and parents.
  • Information from teaching unions, the Department for Education and from C of E and Catholic Schools on their ‘official line’ on being openly LGBT in school. This will initially be focused on England but we hope to extend this to other countries in time.
  • Links to support sites, including EllyBarnes.com, Stonewall, Schools Out and others, where education professionals can get further information and guidance on how to make their schools more LGBT friendly.

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