LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month

For 2022 LGBT+ History Month the theme is “Politics in Art: the arc is long'”, using a quote from Martin Luther King: “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice” and focusing on five LGBT+ artists – Keith Haring, Doris Brabham Hatt, Jean Michel Basquiat, Fiore de Henriquez and Mark Aguhar.  Visit the LGBT history month site at https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/

Other web resources can be found at:

LGBT History Month PowerPoint presentation for display (non- editable), with thanks to Jane Hill, Kings Langley School, Herts, for ideas for updates : LGBTHistoryMonth2022

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Why are schools important and why is LGBT History Month important for schools?

February is the national LGBT History Month

Schools have a crucial role in educating for equality. They have a responsibility to every pupil to ensure a safe and secure learning environment in which they can thrive. They have a responsibility to all pupils to prepare them for adult life in the real world.

A key part of doing this is to ensure that the culture of our schools is inclusive and welcoming. Countering the prevalent assumption that everyone represented in the curriculum (including the hidden curriculum) is heterosexual becomes essential

LGBT books and resources in schools
In the past, the silencing of LGBT people was often reinforced by legislation. The most recent example was Section 28, passed in 1988, which was intended to restrict debate on homosexuality, particularly in schools. Since 1997 the position of LGBT people has improved as a result of human rights legislation. Section 28 was repealed in 2003.

Until recently, most LGBT people preferred to avoid attention. Many still do. Even today, the penalties for those who refuse to conceal themselves, or fail to do so, can be severe. They can range from ostracism and victimisation to assault and even murder.

LGBT History Month is an opportunity for all of us to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Britain and Northern Ireland.

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