LGBT+ History Month is a month-long annual celebration and remembrance of LGBT+ history. The main aims of the month are to promote equality and diversity, whilst remembering those who came before us.
In the UK, LGBT+ history month has become an annual event since 2005, taking place in February to celebrate the pioneers who broke down barriers so we can live freely.
The history of LGBT+ History Month
Founded in 1995 by a Missouri high school teacher, Mr. Rodney Wilson, it’s since evolved into a global celebration reaching Hungary, the UK, USA, Canada, Brazil, Greenland, and Berlin.
To date, the historic month in the UK is coordinated by voluntary organisations and registered charity Schools Out UK, which aim to increase visibility of the entire LGBTQ+ community.
The theme of 2021 LGBT+ History Month
This year’s theme is “‘Body, Mind, Spirit”.
How can you get involved in LGBT+ History Month?
Due to the pandemic, there is sadly no in-person events taking place, however, there is an abundance of online events you can join.
The official website for LGBT+ History month has an amazing calendar of events including art shows, panels, and workshops celebrating.