Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history month is celebrated each year in February. It is an opportunity for all of us to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK.
Our LGBT+ logo for history month 2022 was designed by Mia Hammond, a Year 9 pupil from Oldfield School. Mia won a competition to design a logo that promotes LGBT+ equality in a memorable way - and is linked to B&NES. We think Mia's entry of 'Love Wins' across Pulteney Bridge in pride rainbow colours is excellent - and we will use it this year and beyond.
What's on for LGBT History month 2022 in B&NES?
There are a range of events happening in Bath and North East Somerset during February:
- The Rainbow Pride Flag will be flying from the roof of the Guildhall in Bath for the first half of February. Bath & North East Somerset Council is raising the flag as a symbol of support to all LGBT+ people in our community, as well as the many people who visit our area.
- Film launch: Mental wellbeing in the LGBTQ+ community: on February 22 at 6pm a webinar will take place to launch an important new film from local organisation Boys in Mind will take place. The film highlights mental health and wellbeing within the LGBTQ+ community and was made in partnership with LGBT+ Off the Record Bath & NES. It features young people talking about mental wellbeing and sharing some of their experiences of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. The webinar will be hosted by Councillor Romero and Will Reed, Youth Advisor from Boys in Mind. Register here
- Bath and North East Somerset Libraries are running a month of digital celebrations with the theme of Politics in Art. An LGBT+ artist will be highlighted every day of February as well as LGBT+ and queer culture including podcasts and museums. Local and national help and support organisations will be signposted as well as reading recommendations from the digital library. Visit the libraries’ Twitter, Facebook and Instagram throughout the month
- LGBT+ History of Bath – a virtual tour: If you missed it last year, find out about the history of Bath’s LGBT+ community, along with the history of local organisations that have offered support and undertaken LGBT+ campaigns in the Bath area. The virtual tour was led by Robert Howes from Gay West. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBiBPQZsHDk