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.

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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!

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:

10:00 am Somewhere Under the Rainbow – A... @ Shrewsbury Quaker Centre
Somewhere Under the Rainbow – A... @ Shrewsbury Quaker Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Somewhere Under the Rainbow -  A Day of Joyful Singing @ Shrewsbury  Quaker Centre
Shrewsbury Clarion Choir and LGBT History Month Shrewsbury are hosting a day of joyful singing. This is the first of it’s kind in Shrewsbury. All songs will be taught by ear and the event is open to anyone regardless of musical experience. The songs will reflect the lives and experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and the workshop ...
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 ...
1:00 pm 1950s Pioneers @ LSE Library
1950s Pioneers @ LSE Library
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm
Discover ground breaking gay and transgender rights activists of the 1950s who inspired change with Alex Bakker on Christine Jorgensen and Malcolm Martin on Open Door. Free – first come first served. Talks: Transgender Pioneers of the Fifties: a secret history Alex Bakker The fifties of the 20th century can be regarded as a kind of birthplace of modern trans ...
3:30 pm In the Archives: A Glimpse of Ha... @ LSE Library
In the Archives: A Glimpse of Ha... @ LSE Library
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
In the Archives: A Glimpse of Hall-Carpenter @ LSE Library
Discover documents and other material from some of the organisations, such as Stonewall and Open Door, that are discussed in today’s talks in this pop up display. The display will be based on recommendations from the speakers in our Hub day and members of LSE Spectrum. Drop in.
5:30 pm Tower Hamlets LGBT History Month... @ The Reach Community Hub
Tower Hamlets LGBT History Month... @ The Reach Community Hub
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tower Hamlets LGBT History Month Launch Evening @ The Reach Community Hub
The Metropolitan Police, ELOP and Swan Housing would like to invite you to our LGBT History Month launch evening on Friday 1st February 2019. The evening starts at 18.30, with arrivals, refreshments and pre-event networking from 17.30 onwards. LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights ...
5:45 pm National Portrait Gallery – Teac... @ National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery – Teac... @ National Portrait Gallery
Feb 1 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
This free seminar for primary and secondary teachers and educators will highlight LGBT stories and sitters in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection and explore how to bring these narratives into the classroom. Take a queer tour of the collection, hear from guest speakers and discuss with fellow teachers how to use portraiture to explore LGBT identities. Booking essential.
6:30 pm Activist Founders @ Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building
Activist Founders @ Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Activist Founders @ Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building
Discover the stories and people behind some of the first activist groups for LGBT+ rights from the people actually involved in their foundation Followed by a drinks reception Talks: Mary McIntosh: Britain’s Leading Feminist 1936-2013 Stuart Feather This talk shows how the medical view of homosexuality was revolutionised by the part McIntosh played as an advisor to the Homosexual ...
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
all-day OUTing The Past Festival @ Taunt... @ The Glass Box @ Taunton Library
OUTing The Past Festival @ Taunt... @ The Glass Box @ Taunton Library
Feb 2 all-day
OUTing The Past Festival @ Taunton Library @ The Glass Box @ Taunton Library | England | United Kingdom
Somerset Libraries are very excited to be hosting their first Outing the Past Festival in Taunton Library in February 2019. Our festival programme covers a wide variety of topics and historical periods and hopes to provide ‘something for everyone’. Attendees can expect to journey from Spartan Greece, where we will explore whether the Spartan army was as macho as we ...
4:00 pm Tomorrow’s Great Pageant @ The Place Theatre
Tomorrow’s Great Pageant @ The Place Theatre
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tomorrow's Great Pageant @ The Place Theatre
Are you interested in gender and freedom? Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community? For the launch of LGBTQ+ season at The Place Bedford, join Post Workers Theatre for the launch of their new project, Tomorrow’s Great Pageant. This re-imagining of the iconic Suffrage play A Pageant for Great Women is being re-written for a 21st-century non-binary context. Post Workers ...
7:30 pm We Do Good Disco presents: My Be... @ The Broadway Theatre and Studio
We Do Good Disco presents: My Be... @ The Broadway Theatre and Studio
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
We Do Good Disco presents: My Beautiful Film and Disco! @ The Broadway Theatre and Studio
Come and have fun with the We Do Good Disco team on Saturday 2nd of February, as we kick off the LGBTQ+ history month in Lewisham with a film and disco extravaganza. In collaboration with our friends at The Broadway Theatre, we are proud to present an evening of film, fun and dancing, as we take over the Broadway Studio ...

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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.

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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.

LGBT Ed ( 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, 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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