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UK LGBT+ History Month 2021

LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community.

In the UK, LGBT+ History Month was started by the education charity Schools Out in 2005 and is observed during February which coincides with a major celebration of the 2003 abolition of Section 28 - legislation preventing teachers from talking about same-sex relationships in schools.

This month-long celebration is intended to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against the LGBT+ community while celebrating its achievement and diversity and making it more visible. History Month has three taglines - 'Claiming our past. Celebrating our present. Creating our future', in addition to the 'Educate OUT Prejudice' motto of parent charity Schools OUT UK.

This year's theme is 'Body, Mind, Spirit', to find out more and to Meet Our Faces for 2021 visit UK LGBT+ History Month

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