Arts Council massive Endorsement for LGBT History Month

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Celebrating the LGBT community through arts and culture

Posted By Arts Council England on 06 March 2017

February was LGBT History Month – 28 days dedicated to raising awareness about equality, promoting the benefits of diversity and helping to overcome prejudice through education.

The arts provide an incredible opportunity to break down barriers, promote understanding and change perceptions. So, inspired by Schools OUT UK’s LGBT History Month, we’ve pulled together some of the great LGBT projects that we support.From theatre productions and museums through to live art and spoken word, we fund an amazing range of projects that illustrate why our diversity is what makes us great.

But before we jump into to those projects, here’s a little more about this blog’s inspiration. LGBT History Month was started in 2005 by Schools OUT UK and takes place every February. Over the years it has gone from strength to strength and this year it boasted more than 1,000 events. In 2015 the team started LGBT History Festival OUTing the Past, which always includes original theatre commissions that tell the story of important moments in LGBT history – all of which have been supported by the Arts Council.

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