About LGBT History Month
February is LGBT History Month, an annual event which recognises the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements. The theme this year is ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’.
While the event originated in the US in 1994, it began in the UK 11 years later following on from an initiative created by teachers.
In 2005, educators and activists Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick organised LGBT History Month as part of a School’s Out project, a programme which aims to educate young people about the issues that members of the LGBT community face and make schools feel inclusive for everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
LBGT History Month was held in February to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28 of the 1988 Local Government Act.
About the event
HouseProud is partnering with Stonewall Housing, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and others from across the sector to highlight the experiences of LGBTQ+ housing professionals and residents. ‘Building the House of Stonewall’ will inspire action on key LGBTQ+ issues across our sector.
At the event we’ll see what issues face LGBTQ+ colleagues and customers in social housing, showcasing the work of organisations currently working in this space. There will be testimony of LGBTQ+ people impacted and made homeless because of discrimination over the last 50 years, and of course your chance to participate and share your experiences and ideas.
HouseProud is an organisation which aims to empower social housing providers to improve services for LGBT+ residents. We are determined to continue supporting HouseProud so that we can become more knowledgeable about LGBT+ issues and better serve our customer’s needs.
* This event will be facilitated by CIH.
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