Schoolchildren in Birmingham have been taking part in workshops to celebrate LGBT History Month with Elly Barnes (includes video footage from ITV News)
Letter from London Director of the National Trust signals new interest in the roles of LGBT lives in UK Heritage – “Dozens of brilliant staff through our 119 year history have come and will continue to come from the LGBT community – we would be lost without them. It is perhaps time that all this and all of them were better acknowledged.”
Opinion: Celebrating 28 special people in LGBT History Month – Mathew Hulbert. “As a gay man and, therefore, a proud member of that community, I wanted to mark this very special month in my own way. So I decided that every day in February I would write a daily tweet and Facebook post about someone I look up to in our community…an LGBT Hero.”
MASTI is an opportunity for Asian Gay/Bi men to talk with other Asian Gay/Bi men. To discuss their experiences of sex, relationships and life, explore their culture, identity, religion and sexuality. The weekend will develop confidence to make stronger informed decisions by a mix of fun reflective activities in a confidential safe place.
LGBT History Month 2014: Your definitive guide to celebrating diversity in Manchester through music – Manchester has long been the spiritual home of Britain’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. Over the coming month people from far and wide will descend on the city for LGBT History Month, an annual celebration of the LGBT community that takes place in February
The Brutal, Bloody Horror of Gay Life in Putin’s Russia – Ever since virulently homophobic Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed through a law effectively outlawing openly gay people, the country’s LGBTQ community has, predictably, been plagued by violence. Now a study published in Harvard University’s Health and Human Rights journal confirms what myriad horrific anecdotes suggest: Gay people in Russia are being beaten, raped, and murdered at record rates—and the government is doing little to stop it.
LGBT History Month, a.k.a. Human History Month – Who cares about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives and accomplishments? We all should, writes BJ Epstein for the Huffington Post. But why? February is LGBT History Month in the UK. The aim of LGBT History Month is to recognise and celebrate all the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who have contributed to society and to history, and to highlight relevant and important events and issues. Just as with Black History Month (October in the UK, February elsewhere), Women’s History Month (March), or other such heritage months (such as Jewish American Month in May in the US), LGBT History Month seeks to call attention to an often overlooked group of people.