LGBT+ History Month is an annual event in the United Kingdom taking place every February. The event came in the wake of the abolition of Section 28 in 2003, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 as well as the government’s proposals to bring in a single equality act and a public duty, although this, in fact, did not come to fruition until 2010.
The Month is intended as a means to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against the LGBT+ community while celebrating its achievement, diversity and making it more visible.
LGBT+ History Month has three taglines – ‘Claiming our past. Celebrating our present. Creating our future’, in addition to the ‘Educate OUT Prejudice’ motto of parent charity Schools OUT UK.
Locally, Doncaster Pride offer advice and support for our LGBT+ community and are continuing to plan events for 2021 despite the current pandemic situation. Further information about this year’s Pride event can be found on their website https://www.doncasterpride.co.uk/.
To celebrate the start of LGBT+ History Month, Doncaster Pride are hosting a ‘Reyt Queer Quiz’ fundraising event at 7.30pm on Friday 5 February 2021.
Whether you’re flying solo, in a bubble, or locked down with your chosen family, join them for a slice of silly, with a side order of LGBT+ history. To find out more and book your tickets visit https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/2150-reyt-queer-quiz