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.
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.
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.
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.