LGBT+ History Month is a designated month in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and non-binary history. This month also includes the history of LGBT+ rights and any related civil rights movements.
LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in February every year here in the UK as it coincides with the 2003 abolition of section 28.
This month was initiated by the UK by Schools Out UK and the first LGBT+ History Month took place in February 2005.
The intention of this month is to raise awareness and combat any prejudice there is against LGBT people.
There are many reasons as to why LGBT+ History Month is important, and here are a few examples:
1.To remember people who still don’t have rights:
2.To remember how people get rights:
3.To discover the hidden histories were never taught to us:
4.To let LGBT+ children see people they resonate with in their history:
5.To inspire others
6.To shine a light on how far we have come.
Overall, LGBT+ History Month is to show respect and honour those individuals who paved the way for equal rights. This month is to remember even those who were erased, ignored, and discriminated against because of their identity.
LGBT+ History Month exposes the whole world to the heroes they never knew existed.