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How to celebrate LGBT+ History Month in Bath and North East Somerset

Date published: 2021-02-01 | Category: Communities


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An opportunity for people in Bath and North East Somerset to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK is offered in a range of events this month.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + History Month is celebrated each year in February to highlight the contributions that LGBT+ people make locally and globally.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is hosting a virtual LGBT+ history tour of Bath on February 25, led by Robert Howes from Gay West. 

The council is also launching a competition for young people to design a logo or ‘badge’ for the B&NES area, which will be used to publicise future LGBT+ news and events.

Councillor Dine Romero, council Leader, said: “Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their lives helps to combat prejudice and raises awareness of the issues their community faces. We are committed to promoting equality in B&NES, which is why it’s important we mark interesting events such as LGBT+ History Month so we all have the opportunity to find out more.”

The LGBT+ events and resources for History Month 2021 are as follows:

  • LGBT+ Logo Competition for Young people:  the council is launching a competition for young people to design a logo or ‘badge’ for the Bath and North East Somerset area.  The winning logo will be used to publicise future LGBT+ history month events in B&NES as well as LGBT+ news and events. For full details of the competition, including the rules, entry requirements and closing dates, visit LGBT+ Logo Competition for young people or email equality@bathnes.gov.uk
  • LGBT+ History of Bath – a virtual tour: Find out more about the history of Bath’s LGBT+ community, along with the history of local organisations that have offered support and undertaken LGBT+ campaigns in the Bath area.  The virtual tour will take place on Thursday 25 February from 6pm to 7pm and will be led by Robert Howes from Gay West. To register in advance for this webinar visit: https://bathnes.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IHjX-ykcRp-nzf1xQuvZRg or email equality@bathnes.gov.uk 
  • Bath and North East Somerset Libraries will be signposting inclusive novels and e-Audiobooks throughout the month.  Visit their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find your next great read.
  • Local support and resources for LGBT+ communities: Check out ‘Out in B&NES’ a new publication from the Diversity Trust and Healthwatch – featuring local LGBTQ+ role models and allies, as well as sources of local and national support for LGBTQ+ communities.

Visit the council’s dedicated LGBT+ page

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