LGBTQ+ History Month is held in February to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28. Section 28 of the Local Government Act, introduced by Margaret Thatcher, stated that local authorities were not allowed to ‘intentionally promote homosexuality.’
According to the Human Dignity Trust, 71 jurisdictions worldwide criminalise same-sex relationships. The purpose behind LGBTQ+ History Month is to recognise the struggle of those that fought for the movement whilst celebrating their contributions.
Most importantly, however, LGBTQ+ History Month reminds us of those who live without the rights we take for granted. These slides contain a few historical figures to learn more about this month.
By Becca Cooper, 6LG