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Who is UK LGBT+ History Month for?
LGBT+ history month is for everyone; whether you work in education, a museum, a library or an art gallery, a business, a service, or are a member of a network/social group or an individual.
When is it celebrated?
It is celebrated every February across the UK and was founded in 2004 by Schools OUT UK co-chairs, Paul Patrick & Professor Emeritus Sue Sanders. It was first celebrated in February 2005.
Why was it founded?
For so long LGBT+ people’s history was hidden, following the repeal of Section 28 (link to Section 28,), UK LGBT+ History Month was created to:
- claim our past
- celebrate our present
- create our future
We wanted to create a dedicated opportunity to share our rich and diverse history so everyone could learn more.