What is LGBT+ History month?
LGBT+ history month is an annual month-long celebration that provides education on the history of the LGBT+ movement and related civil rights movements. It is an opportunity to support a very exciting, informative and celebratory month, to educate, combat prejudice and make LGBT+ people, in all their rich diversity, visible.
Vasileios Antonopoulos, co-chair of the Cabinet Office’s LGBT+ network says:
“This year’s theme is ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’, a reminder to look after our mental health during these difficult times that we are facing. During lockdown, people are not able to access the support of LGBTQ peers or allies and they may live with not supportive families or relatives, which has provoked a mental health crisis among the LGBTQ community.
For that reason it is important for all of us to come together (virtually!) to show our support for the LGBT+ community. The Civil Service LGBT+ Network will be running events throughout the month – we look forward to celebrating with you!”
The LGBT+ history month website has published a range of diverse events that you can attend virtually including films, speeches and group conversations. The Museum of London also intends to mark LGBT+ History Month with a range of walks, talks and events.
Lesflicks are curating a short film compilation especially for LGBT+ History Month. The 60-90 minute programme will be available for free for any library, film club, and community group or university network to request to screen during February 2021.
GCS will be using their communication channels to support LGBT+ history month. GCS will also take this opportunity to up-skill the profession on how to become a LGBT+ ally. Keep your eyes peeled.
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- LGBT+ History month website (1)