LGBT Foundation launch callout for hidden histories
Published: 01 February 2019 Tags: lgbt history month, , lgbt By James Huyton
LGBT Foundation are proud to join hundreds of organisations from across the country to mark LGBT History Month this February. We will be using this LGBT History Month as an opportunity to draw a spotlight to individuals who have contributed towards LGBT history but whose achievements are rarely highlighted, and are launching a callout to unearth these stories.
LGBT History Month, now in its 15th year, is a grass-roots initiative that allows lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to claim their past, celebrate their present and look forward to the future. As part of the wider theme of ‘activism, peace, and reconciliation’ LGBT Foundation’s own focus for this year is “hidden activism”. Throughout the month, we will be using social media to triumph the achievements of LGBT activists past and present who may have previously been overlooked, as well as celebrating Greater Manchester’s rich history of local and community LGBT activism. We will also be attending various events across Greater Manchester to mark the occasion.
Emma Meehan, Assistant Director of Public Affairs at LGBT Foundation, said: “Over the last 15 years, LGBT History Month has grown to become one the highlights of the year and something we always look forward to celebrating. The fact that so many people nationwide take part shows just how vital it is.”
“As an event it has done tremendous work in increasing the visibility of people from LGBT communities, their lives and their experiences. That is why we have chosen this year to celebrate hidden activism - to further highlight the tireless work that has been pivotal in achieving the great progress we have achieved as a community”
If you or anyone you know has a story of hidden LGBT activism they would like to see share and see highlighted, contact [email protected] with the details.