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LGBTQ History Month (UK)

LGBTQ History Month (UK)

LGBT+ History Month promotes community well-being, the belief that all members of the LGBT+ community can contribute to society, live fulfilling lives, and benefit themselves and others.

LGBT+ History Month is held every year to honour gay rights and allied civil rights struggles. It is always held in February, and each year has a different theme.

This month, we'll look into the concept of social justice and how perceptions toward LGBT+ persons are developing. While we have come a long way in terms of acceptance and attitudes toward same-gender partnerships and equal marriage, there is still much work to be done in terms of positive trans (and non-binary) portrayal and inclusion.

What exactly does this month represent?

Lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) History Month 2022 is an annual month-long celebration and memory of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) history. It examines the history of LGBT rights and how it relates to civil rights movements. The month's major and overarching goals are to promote equality and diversity.

LGBT+ History Month strives to reintroduce LGBTQ+ people into history by demonstrating how they have always been present in society and have contributed significantly to human progress, whether or not their status has been recognised historically.

This month helps in:

Raising awareness and promoting knowledge about issues that affect the LGBT+ community. Further, it helps in creating safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities in educational and other institutions.

It also promotes LGBT+ people's welfare by ensuring that the educational system recognises and helps LGBT+ persons to reach their full potential, allowing them to fully contribute to society and live fulfilling lives, thereby benefiting society as a whole.

More and more awareness has been raised towards the community through books, publishers and on-screen programmes. Mainly books are one of the best ways to express ideas and awareness about any topic. With that in mind, I would highly recommend the autobiography, “Houston Has a Problem”, written by Saint Andrews, a US-based gay black author, to raise awareness regarding such matters.

LGBT+ History Month raises awareness and educates the general public about issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community around the world in order to promote equality and diversity in the UK. They strive to improve institutions and educational facilities so that they are all welcoming to LGBTQ+ individuals.

Since 2005, LGBT+ History Month has been an annual event in the United Kingdom. Every year, there is a theme and a well-publicized launch event in a high-profile place to try to reach a large number of people with the message. Since 2011, each year's LGBT+ History Month theme has been related to a different school subject; in 2022, the theme 'Politics In Art' will be linked to Art and Design.

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