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LGBT+ History Month


LGBT plus history month #LGBTHM2022 has been celebrated every year since its inception in 2005. It has the aim of promoting equality and diversity by increasing visibility and raising awareness of the LBGT+ community.  As Co-founder Sanders says “celebrating after years of being victims”


History snap shots..

1972 saw the very first Pride March with 2,000 participants. 2022 sees its 50th anniversary

1988 Sir Ian McKellen is the first LGBT activist to speak to a prime minister

1992 the WHO declassifies same-sex attraction as a mental illness

1995 mermaids charity set up to help gender diverse children and their families

2000 the UK lift the ban on lesbians, gay men and bi people from serving in the armed forces

2002 Godwin v United Kingdom case Trans people should be allowed to have new birth certificates and marriage to someone of the opposite gender

2010 gender reassignments is a protected characteristic by the 2010 Equality Act

2013 Same Sex Couples Marriage Act passed in England and Wales

2019 the first bi-pride event with the largest bi gathering in history

2021 the government announces plans to ban conversion therapy and support for those survivors.


Follow the rise of LGBT+ Awareness with reads in print, eBook and audio book.


a bright pink and blue unicorn balloon is the centre of this book cover.


Life as a unicorn: a journey from shame to pride and everything in between by Al-Kadhi, Amrou

 As a god-fearing Muslim boy Amrou was captivated with their mother.  As a non–binary drag queen, Amrou was liberated, but would have to fight for their true identity with prices to pay... From laughs to tears this Somerset Maugham winner is a compelling read.




a bright yellow cover with title of how to they/them


How to They/Them [electronic resource]: A Visual Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity

Available as a free eBook on Libby/Overdrive. With fun cartoons and jokes, this approachable book helps to explain and disarm the world of gender fluidity.



a portrait photo of Ian McKellen is the focus of this book cover


Ian Mc Kellen the Biography

It follows both Sir Ian Mckellen’s 400 star studded stage and film roles and his personal life. Talking of Iconic Galdalf and his dogged LGBT Activism.



Want to know more about LGBT+ history? Search our Virtual Reference Library - Try Newsbank for Diversity and inclusion articles or The times Digital archive (Gale) for early historical articles.

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