LGBT History Month is Every February
A Happy New Year to you all.
It’s time to start planning for LGBT History Month 2019. This year our theme is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation.
To get involved:
- buy a badge or badges for LGBT History Month 2019. The more you buy the less they cost
- download and print our LGBT History wall-chart and put it on your noticeboard at work
- check out our interactive calendar and go to an event in your area
- check out our resources
- organise an event in your area and put it on our interactive calendar
- look at the OUTing the Past LGBT History Festival and go to at least one of the free events there
- Check out this website and our Facebook and Twitter posts and tweets for updates
There is more. If you:
- are in education or youth work use LGBT History Month to promote LGBT equality
- are in education or youth work put some curriculum posters up on your wall
- are in education or youth work check out the Proud Trust’s LGBT History Month Toolkit for 2019. They’ve planned the work so you don’t have to
- know a lot about an LGBT Place or person check out OUTing the Past and offer a presentation for next year
- want to know a lot more about LGBT history come to the OUTing the Past Festival Conference held over the final weekend in March 2019 in Belfast
It’s Nearly 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!
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From logos to flyers and people to places, all you need to get your event off to a flying start!
PLUS all our materials and themes all the way back to 2005!
The LGBT History Month February 2019 theme is History: Peace, Activism and Reconciliation
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Upcoming events from our year-round calendar:
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 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 materials for educators www.schools-out.org.uk
The Classroom The Classroom is an accessible space for teachers to find a range of materials 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: 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.
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 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.
You can support us and get involved by using our materials, raising funds, sharing events and challenging discrimination wherever you are.Find out more