Equality activities and events

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month logoEvery February, LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated across the UK. This year's theme is 'Behind the Lens', looking at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer pioneers who contributed to cinema behind the scenes.

For events in the area and online, the LGBTQ+ History Month website has a calendar of things to see and do.

2023 also marks 20 years since Section 28 was repealed. Section 28 was a law which banned local authorities from 'promoting homosexuality', including banning teaching about the 'acceptability' of homosexual relationships. Many schools and teachers were unsure what they could teach about gay people, and a number of local LBGTQ+ groups were shut down over fears they could breach the law. You can read about the timeline of Section 28.

A poster of events by Encompass Network, linked above.

Local LGBTQ+ charity Encompass Network have a host of events around Cambridgeshire, including meetup events, choirs, drinks meetups and bouldering. There are events at the Central Library, including: board game get-togethers, crafts and storytimes for kids, conversations with writers, and live events. You can find all the information on their events page.

Disability History Month

In honour of Disability History Month (DHM), each week we shared resources from disabled writers, artists and creators. Two of these videos are shared below.

Black History Month

Please see our dedicated Black History Month website page for details of Black History Month 2022.