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When is LGBT+ History Month 2023 (UK) and what does it mean?

The LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in the United Kingdom every February, to commemorate the struggles and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The month has been celebrated since 2005, and is organised by the charity Schools Out UK.

The month is celebrated in many different ways, including events, lectures, and workshops, as well as educational resources. Schools Out UK provides a range of resources, including lesson plans, presentations, and activities, which are designed to educate people about LGBTQ history and to celebrate the diversity of the community.

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The month also features community events, such as film screenings, talks, and exhibitions, which aim to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and to showcase the talents of LGBTQ+ artists. 

The LGBT+ History Month is an important reminder of the progress that has been made in the fight for equality, and of the work that still needs to be done. It is a celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community, and a reminder that everyone is welcome.

When is LGBT+ History Month 2023 in the UK? 

LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in February in the United Kingdom. In 2023, LGBT+ History Month in the UK is from 1–28 February 2023. 

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How did LGBT+ History Month first start off in the UK? 

LGBT+ History Month in the United Kingdom was first celebrated in February in 2005. The month is celebrated in February to commemorate the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. 

The celebration of LGBT+ History Month in the UK was started by Schools Out, a UK organisation which campaigns for LGBT+ equality in education. They first celebrated the month in February 2005 in response to the growing need to recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of the LGBT+ community in the UK.

Since then, the celebration of LGBT+ History Month has grown in popularity and become a widely recognised event in the UK. It is now celebrated in schools, universities, and other educational institutions as well as by local councils, businesses, and community groups.

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Every year, there is a different theme for LGBT+ History Month which is designed to focus attention on specific areas of LGBT+ history and culture. 

The theme for LGBT+ History Month 2023 is “Behind the Lens”, which celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens — directors, cinematographers, screen writers, producers, animators, costume designers, special effects, make-up artists, lighting directors, musicians, choreographers and beyond. 

What is the significance of LGBT+ History Month in the UK? 

LGBT+ History Month is an important event in the UK. It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the history, achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in the UK. 

Each year there are a number of events, activities and exhibitions held around the country to celebrate LGBTQ history, culture and identity. These events are an important way to raise awareness of the issues faced by the LGBTQ community, as well as the successes they have achieved.

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LGBT+ History Month is also a chance to reflect on the progress that has been made in terms of LGBT rights in the UK, and to look at the challenges that still exist today. It is important to recognise the importance of understanding the history of the LGBTQ community, in order to better understand the current challenges it faces.

The UK is one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to LGBT rights, but there is still much to be done. LGBT+ History Month is an important reminder of the progress that has been made, and of the importance of continuing to fight for equality.

Other relevant LGBTQ+ awareness days

In addition to LGBT+ History Month in the UK, there are many other LGBTQ+ awareness periods throughout the year. These days help to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and fight discrimination. 

Check out these other relevant LGBTQ+ awareness days: 

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