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LGBT+ History Month 2024

We are delighted to announce that the UK 2024 #LGBTplusHM theme is:

Medicine – #UnderTheScope

The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. We want to showcase the amazing work of LGBT+ staff across the NHS and in other healthcare settings, in providing healthcare, especially during the Pandemic. Whilst still shining a light on the history of the LGBT+ community‚Äôs experience of receiving healthcare which has been extremely complicated leaving LGBT+ people still facing health inequalities even today.

On 30th November please join us online at our theme launch.

LGBT+ History Month 2024 Resources

On 30th November we will add the following information to our website:

  • details of the theme in full
  • announce our Five LGBT+ Historical figures
  • unveil the 2024 official LGBT+ History Badge
  • add downloadable social media resources
  • start adding our free downloadable education resources
  • open bookings for presentations
  • detail how we can help promote your events
What is UK LGBT+ History Month?

LGBT+ History Month is for everyone; whether you work in education, a museum, library or art gallery, a business, a service, are a member of a network/social group or an individual.

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.

For so long LGBT+ people’s history was hidden, following the repeal of Section 28 LGBT+ history month was created to:

– Claim our past
– Celebrate our present
– Create our future

Every year Schools OUT sets a different theme for LGBT+ History Month and provides free resources for education settings, businesses, services and organisations to help them celebrate and ‘Usualise’ LGBT+ lives in their full diversity.

If you would like to help support our work through partnerships or sponsorships please email

We do hope you will join us to celebrate LGBT+ History Month 2024.