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Core Values

At its heart, LGBT History Month is an opportunity to celebrate LGBT life and culture and to recognise the achievements of LGBT 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 working within LGBT History Month:
  • Recognise and promote awareness of LGBT history;
  • Celebrate the contributions made by LGBT people to society;
  • Reflect on the history of discrimination of LGBT people;
  • Educate and inform subsequent generations of LGBT history, highlighting discrimination and celebrating diversity;
  • Focus national attention on the LGBT community, and enhance LGBT equality at a local and national level;
  • Champion LGBT 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.

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