Takes place during the month of February in the UK each year.
The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.
This is done by:
- Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
- Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community;
- Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities; and
- Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.
This year the theme is Religion, Belief and Philosophy. In 2017 LGBT History Month will look at Citizenship, PSHE and Law as we mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.
Schools OUT United Kingdom is registered in England as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (no. 1156352). Address: BM Schools Out, London WC1N 3XX
More information is available on the LGBT History Website.
Resources are also available here.
If you are organising an event for LGBT History Month then make sure you register it with them so details can be included in their Event Calendar.