Launched in February 2005, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History month gives us all a chance to get to know LGBT history, culture and contributions to society. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of issues that continue to impact LGBT lives and with it sexual orientation and gender identity concerns.

Although the number of countries which legally permit same-sex marriage has grown, just 5 countries in the world explicitly guarantee equal constitutional rights (protecting people in areas such as employment, healthcare, education etc.) on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity:

  • United Kingdom
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Fiji
  • Malta

In many countries the LGBT population, those who associate with anyone who is LGBT and those perceived to be a part of the community continue to be criminalised, harassed and discriminated against. This can mean imprisonment or being denied access to employment, education, housing and healthcare.

The Equality Hub is running a series of short posts highlighting LGBT achievements, events and history over February. Be sure to check in with us to learn a little more about LGBT rights.

Resources

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS Trust is has events for the month. Check out the listings in the latest LGBT+ Forum Newsletter.

LGBT History Month for news and events around the country.
LGBT news, notable events and people.