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Using social media

It’s straightforward to take advantage of our 10,000 followers on social media in the run up to and during February. It’s all about the tagging. 

If you do this, we will be notified about your post and will then share it with our followers.

Pro tip: If you’re using Twitter, you can tag us in the image you post, saving you a few precious characters in the text of the post.

We will also be monitoring posts across all social media platforms that contain the hashtag: #LGBTHistoryMonth.

Other ways to engage online

If you can, share, re-tweet and like other people’s events. This helps to raise awareness of LGBT History Month in Scotland and promote events to a wider audience. Tap into the wider Twitter conversation during February using the hashtag #LGBTHistoryMonth.

Here’s an example of a tweet we shared last year:

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You may also want to use your social media to share facts and stories about the LGBT history of Scotland. We produced a poster that is packed with interesting facts about the timeline of progress in Scotland – feel free to use these in your own channels. You can download it here.

Take time to make your social media output relevant to your interests or the work that you do as an organisation - it can make the messages more meaningful.

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