Find out how City is recognising LGBT+ History Month this February.

Published Monday, 1st February, 2021 in University news

Today marks the start of LGBT+ History Month, an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non-binary history, including the history of LGBT+ rights and related civil right movements. In the United Kingdom, it is celebrated in February each year, to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28.

We hope you will be well aware by now of the University’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We value the diversity of our student and staff community and we are working hard to ensure everyone feels empowered to bring their whole selves to their studies and work.

The theme of this year’s LGBT+ History Month is ‘Mind, Body and Spirit’ and to mark it, there are lots of different online activities and events, organised by the University and local organisations for you to attend. You can read the events programme here.

Look out for the series of ‘MyStory’ posts sharing the lived experiences of City LGBT+ students and staff, opportunities on social media to recommend LGBT+ TV/Film/Music/Literature and download your own pronoun email signatures.

If you have a story you would like to share with the City community reflecting on your LGBT+ experiences, whether written, spoken or anonymous, then get in touch by emailing [email protected]