LGBT+ History Month
February is LGBT+ History Month - an annual observance of the history of the LGBT+ community, LGBT+ rights, and related civil rights movements. LGBT+ rights have progressed considerably in the last 100 years, although this has taken sacrifices from activists throughout the years, fighting for peoples' rights to be who they are. The theme of this year's LGBT+ History Month is Medicine, #UnderTheScope. The focus is on the amazing contributions of those from the LGBT+ community within healthcare, both historically and today.
Several organisations are looking at LGBT+ History through the lens of medicine this month, including the National AIDS Trust, who are celebrating and remembering the outstanding achievements LGBT+ people have made in tackling HIV over the last 40 years. The NHS Confederation are also sharing resources and details of national and local events happening throughout February and Stonewall are calling on communities to email their MPs to encourage them to call for a ban on the harmful practice of conversion therapy. Bath Mind have also shared some useful background information on ths month's theme, and spotlighted some key LGBT+ figures within the field of healthcare.
Keep an eye on our SU instagram to learn about some significant moments of change and progress in UK LGBT+ History throughout this month!
Events this month will be open to all students and staff, so come along and join in the conversation.
Join our LGBT+ group
We support, represent and bring together LGBT+ students of the University of Bath. We are a diversity and support groups that runs free regular meetings, socials, and events. We welcome all - whether you're certain and open of your sexuality/gender identity or just questioning.
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