LGBT+ History Month is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans+ and queer culture taking place in February each year. It provides an opportunity to reflect on and remember the history of the LGBT+ rights and related civil rights movements. As Sue Sanders, founder of LGBT+ History Month also stated, it is an opportunity to "educate out prejudice".
Now in it's 15th year, LGBT+ History month has an annual theme. For 2021 it is Body. Mind. Spirit.
The five faces chosen to represent this theme are:
Members of the University community can learn more about some of these individuals on Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, a library collection of biographies for individuals who have shaped British history and culture.
We aim to raise awareness and the profile of LGBTQIA+ issues and ensure that there are visible role models at different levels of the organisation.
Membership is open to all permanent and temporary staff or postgraduate students at Lancaster University who define themselves as LGBTQIA+, and any permanent and temporary staff or postgraduate students who consider themselves to be our allies. We are inclusive of people with multiple identities and particularly welcome members from marginalised and underrepresented groups.
To join the Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Produced by the Lancaster University Students' Union VP Welfare, Amy Merchant, and the LUSU LGBTQ+ Officer, Jesse Phillips, the LGBTQ+ LiberationArts LibGuide recommends books, films, series and more.