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LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month is celebrated every February.

LGBT+ History Month has been running since 2005 and shines a spotlight on the lives, stories and achievements of LGBT+ people in the UK by ‘Claiming our past, Celebrating our present and Creating our future’.

The month aims to tackle prejudice and highlight the significant contributions made by LBGT+ activists, campaigning organisations and trade unions to winning LGBT+ equality.

The theme for 2023 is ‘Behind The Lens’. As well as celebrating LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film, at a time when LGBT+ lives are often discussed in the media, it encourages us to look ‘Behind the Lens’, beyond the headlines and listen to LGBT+ peoples’ lived experiences in their own words.

Visit their website for free downloadable resources including social media banners for your Facebook or Twitter page and the Voices and Visibility wallchart which you could display on your workplace noticeboard together with Usdaw’s poster.


How has the pandemic affected LGBT+ lives?

Whilst life changed for every one when the Coronavirus crisis was triggered in Spring 2020 its impact and more specifically the measures Government introduced to control the spread of the virus affected LGBT+ people and their communities in several unique ways.

LGBT+ people already face a wide range of inequalities throughout their lives. Therefore, it will come as no surprise that they are disproportionately affected by the crisis but the ways in which they have been disadvantaged has to a large extent remained hidden from public view. Find out more >>

What LGBT+ History Month means to you

Usdaw speaks to its LGBT+ activists to find out what LGBT+ history month means to them and why it’s so important. Read more >>

Supporting LGBT+ rights at work

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Find out more about LGBT+ rights at work with our guides for reps and members.

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