LGBT+ History Month 2021

LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month is an annual celebration that provides education and insight into the issues faced by the LGBT+ community and works to combat prejudice against them.

It has taken place each February since 2005 in the UK and observes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

Laura Russell, head of policy at Stonewall, explains that LGBT History Month provides the LGBT+ community and its allies with the opportunity to "honour those who’ve come before us and raise awareness of the work we still have left to do."

LGBT+ Student Society Events

LGBT+ Historical Icons Spotlight

All of February 2021, the LGBT+ Student Society will be sharing factfiles on historical figures who shaped the LGBT+ community as it is today. Like the Facebook page to see these as they are released.

LGBT+ Creators’ Spotlight

The LGBT+ Student Society will be opening up to submissions from the community of a short written piece about their favourite piece of media by an LGBT+ creator or featuring progressive LGBT+ themes. They will be publishing these on their Facebook page, allowing people to share the stories they are passionate about with others and promoting the work of marginalised creators.

Quiz Night 

To finish off the month, the LGBT+ Student Society and the Plymouth Marjon University LGBTQ+ Society will be running a quiz night on 28th February at 6pm. For more information or to join this event please visit the LGBT+ Student Society Facebook event page.

The first Gay Pride march in UK, London 1972 - Pride in History

Ostensibly about Britain’s first Pride March in 1972 this film also covers the beginning of the Gay Liberation Front, Peter Tatchell Human Rights Foundation, Shropshire LGBT Film Festival, Shropshire National LGBT History Festival and Liverpool Pride.

Watch the short film directed by Zachary Cole