I am helping to make LGBT History Month 2017 happen this February to make LGBT people in all their diversity visible and safe. Over 1,000 events happening all around the country.
The overall aim of LGBT History Month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by:
- Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community.
- Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community.
- Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities.
- Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.
We provide free resources that educate OUT prejudice by making LGBT people in all their diversity visible. We founded LGBT History Month UK, which is every February, and The Classroom which has over 70 lesson plans tied to the national curriculum that usualise LGBT people and themes for all ages. We run ‘OUTing the Past’, the National Festival of LGBT History. This year, there will be 15 hubs, many in high profile venues.
To help Sue raise her target, pop over to Wonderful and donate, which will include the option to add Gift Aid which increases the donation by an extra 20% for UK tax payers.