What is LGBTQ+ History Month?

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The Halls Life Team are supporting LGBTQ+ History Month

Find out more about the month here! ðŸ³ï¸â€ðŸŒˆ

What is it LGBT+ History Month? 

LGBT+ History Month is a month-long celebration in February in the United Kingdom!

It is important because it helps to recognise the diversity and history of the LGBT+ community, and it provides an opportunity for people to come together and support one another. It also helps to educate people about the challenges that the LGBT+ community has faced and continues to face, and it can inspire people to work for greater acceptance and equality for LGBT+ people. ðŸ™ŒWhy is it important to raise awareness of Queer history?

Firstly, it helps to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the queer community, which is often overlooked or erased in mainstream narratives of history.

Secondly, it provides an opportunity for people to learn about the struggles and challenges that queer people have faced, and to gain a better understanding of the discrimination and inequality that they continue to face. 

Thirdly, it can help to promote greater acceptance and inclusivity of queer people, by highlighting the diversity and richness of the queer community and by showing that queer people have always been an integral part of society. 

Finally, raising awareness of queer history can inspire people to work towards creating a more inclusive and equal world for all. ðŸ‘Who is affected by LGBT+ History month?

LGBT+ History Month is primarily intended to benefit and uplift LGBT+ people, and to provide them with a sense of pride and community. ðŸ¤ðŸ³ï¸â€ðŸŒˆHowever, LGBT+ History Month is also important for non-LGBT+ people, as it provides an opportunity for them to learn about the history and diversity of the LGBT+ community, and to gain a better understanding of the challenges and struggles that LGBT+ people have faced. âœWhat is the role of an Ally to the LGBT+ communities?

An ally is a person who supports and stands up for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. An ally recognises the discrimination and challenges that LGBT+ people face, and takes action to promote equality and acceptance for LGBT+ people. This can include standing up against homophobic and transphobic remarks or actions, advocating for LGBT-inclusive policies, and supporting organisations and initiatives that benefit the LGBT+ community. Allies can play an important role in creating a more inclusive and accepting society for LGBT+ people.Would you like to speak about YOUR story? 

You have the chance to share your experience within the LGBTQ+ community by signing up for our new exciting project, the Queer Peers Podcast!


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