LGBT History Month is the celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender achievements throughout history, as such accomplishments are often unrecognized. It is an annual event organized by the UK LGBT charity, Schools OUT and it is celebrated in February every year. It recognizes the current struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community as well as events throughout history that have shaped society today, like the Stonewall Riots.
The achievements of LGBTQ+ figures are often overlooked and LGBT History Month aims to recognize the sacrifices made by the community which has led to historic milestones like the decriminalization of homosexuality, in 1967.
LGBT History Month was first coined in 2005 by Schools Out UK. For over 15 years, the event has raised awareness of LGBT issues and recognized the historic events that deserve more recognition, particularly in schools.
Why it is important to raise awareness for the LGBT Community
There are many reasons why LGBT History Month is important. From school to business, national to global politics, each sector benefits differently from the annual event. Discover why LGBT History Month is important in the workplace, below:
- Remember those across the world who live without rights
- Learn about historic LGBTQ+ figures and events
- Encourage inclusivity and understanding in the workplace
- Remember how far we have come in the fight for equality
- Build a better world for young LGBTQ+ professionals
Happy LGBT History Month 2023 from Bertling Logistics!
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