What is LGBT History Month

What is LGBT History month?

LGBT History Month is an annual event that is observed throughout February.

It is an important event that allows us to reflect and understand how far LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] rights have progressed, but also to focus our campaigning activity on furthering those rights.

There are many in the LGBT community still alive today who continue to suffer from historical criminal convictions on the basis of their sexuality.

LGBT History Month 2018 will look at mapping our world in relation to LGBT equality.

Around the globe there have been many successes in advancing the LGBT equality agenda, however for some being LGBT remains not only a crime but a threat to their very lives.

PCS recognises that international solidarity and organising with local campaigners remains a vital tool to challenge such injustice.

What you can do:

You do not have to be LGBT to help fight Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

PCS Proud has produced a 2018 LGBT History Month leaflet – attached to this briefing for your information and use - and a series of Photo Opp cards which can be used as a visual display of solidarity.  Photos can be sent to the Proud email address: proud@pcs.org.uk and / or tweeted to Proud under #pcslgbt.

Actions required:

Share this briefing with your members

Download the 2018 LGBT History Month Leaflet

Download and promote the Charter

Use the Photo Opp cards to show solidarity

Share your event / action with other PCS members; email equality@pcs.org.uk

 

Useful links:

PCS website: www.pcs.org.uk

PCS Proud: www.pcsproud.org.uk

TUC Equality: www.tuc.org.uk/equality-issues

LGBT History Month: www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk

LGBT History Month Scotland: www.lgbthistory.org.uk/

Stonewall: www.stonewall.org.uk

GIRES: www.gires.org.uk

The Bisexual Index: http://www.bisexualindex.org.uk/

Civil Service Rainbow Alliance: www.ukcsra.com

A:Gender: www.agender.org.uk

 

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