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
Join members of Saturday Socials with the support of the Equality Network and LGBT Youth Scotland, for an online panel event exploring the media representation of LGBT+ Disabled people and their communities.
The event will be opened by poet Jay Whittaker who will deliver a poetry reading.
Saturday Socials is a weekly online social gathering for Disabled and Chronically Ill LGBT+ people and allies of LGBT+ communities.
* This event will be facilitated by Kez Rush, Positive Change Arts Project.
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