LGBT History Month is an opportunity to celebrate LGBTI life and culture and to recognise the achievements of LGBTI people and communities.
LGBT History Month is not a festival; it is a tool that can be used to engage people in discussion and challenge stigma and stereotypes. It is about education, celebration and shared understanding. The values listed below should underpin the work of individuals, agencies and organisations who choose to engage:
- Recognise and promote awareness of LGBTI history
- Celebrate the contributions made by LGBTI people to society
- Reflect on the history of discrimination of LGBTI people
- Educate and inform subsequent generations of LGBTI history, highlighting discrimination and celebrating diversity
- Focus national attention on the LGBTI community, and enhance LGBTI equality at a local and national level
- Champion LGBTI rights internationally
- Challenge and eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
- Promote an inclusive and equal society, free from homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
When planning your event, project or activity it can be helpful to reflect on these values and ensure that they are at its heart, from planning through to evaluation.