LGBTQ+ History Month
What is LGBTQ+ History Month?
LGBTQ+ History Month took place during February, and we hosted a number of live events and shared some recommended reading and watching.
Please view the individual links for each week's content.
Established in the 90s in America, the month is intended to educate school children on LGBTQ+ history and the community’s continued struggle to achieve equality for all. In the UK, it was initially set up by SchoolsOUT (an LGBT Q+ charity and support network) in 2005, and has since evolved to be a nationally recognised observance across the UK by schools, organisations and public bodies. The month came shortly after the abolition of Section 28. For more on this, watch our recommended video for Wednesday 17 and the webinar on Thursday 18.
The week two live event - Mythbuster and allyship with the LGBTQ+ community with Morwan Osman and Zainabb Hull - offers a really useful introduction to some of the terminology. You can catch up on the event by watching the recording below. The Stonewall Glossary. is another excellent source of information.
Thank you to Encompass for partnering with us and helping us to welcome voices from within the LGBTQ+ community. Please note that, as with any external speakers, there may be some opinions expressed that are not necessarily held by the Council.
June is Pride month - a month to celebrate LGBTQ+ communities around the world.
Pride is usually celebrated with lots of parades and marches but things may still be a bit different this year as we continue on the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.
If you would like to learn more about supporting the LGBTQ+ community during Pride month, you are welcome to access any of the content we created during LGBTQ+ History Month in February.
Or if you would like to find out what events may be taking place for Pride 2021, please visit the dedicated Pride events website. Or, for Cambridge specific information, follow Cambridge Pride on Twitter.
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