LGBT History Month

LGBT History MonthLGBT HISTORY MONTH BACKGROUND

LGBT History Month has been marked each February in the UK since 2005. It was first organised around the repeal of Section 28 which prohibited the teaching of anything in schools which was thought to promote homosexuality. Since 2005, the month has been used as a way to organise events that highlight the role that LGBT people have played in history. This is important for what can often be an invisible minority. For instance, Alan Turing’s story of being persecuted for his sexuality has been quite a powerful message especially given his involvement in major developments in computer science and code-breaking during the second world war. Many organisations around the country use the month as a focus point for awareness raising and LGBT month events are organised at many of our fellow universities. Find out more about LGBT History Month here.

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