Sam Bailey


09 February 2016 10:30

LGBT History Month 2016 (Guest Blog)

LGBT History Month recognises the history of the gay rights and civil rights movements, and aims to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in society. It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise all those who have campaigned and still campaign for the rights of LGBT people in this country and abroad.


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In the United Kingdom, LGBT History Month began in February 2005 in the wake of the abolition of Section 28 in 2003. Section 28 was enacted in 1988, and stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”.

In celebration of LGBT History Month a variety of events are being hosted throughout February:

Friday 5th February

National Student Pride Weekend

Thursday 11th February

Free film screening: Milk
Building 58, Room 1009

Thursday 18th February

Rainbow Handprints for LGBT+ Equality
Concourse, Building 42

Stonewall Lecture 2016 – Lesbian Life Stories: Stuck in the Past?
Avenue Campus

Sign up here by 15th February to reserve your place

Free film screening: For the Bible Tells Me So
Building 58, Room 1009

Friday 26th February

Credence: sci-fi short film and Q&A with director
Nuffield Theatre, Lecture Theatre A
Sign up here to reserve your place

Saturday 27th February

Hampshire Pride
Winchester, start at the University of Winchester
More information from the organisers of Hampshire Pride here

Blog written by Caitlin Doyle, Equality and Diversity Officer and President of SUSU LGBT+ Society


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