Rainbow flag flying above the Guildhall

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history month (LGBT 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.

What's on for LGBT History month 2021 in B&NES?

There are a range of events happening in Bath and North East Somerset during February:

LGBT+ Logo Competition for Young people:  the council is launching a competition for young people to design a logo for the Bath and North East Somerset area.  The winning logo will be used to publicise future LGBT+ history month events in B&NES as well as LGBT+ news and events. For full details of the competition, including the rules, entry requirements and closing dates, visit LGBT+ Logo Competition for young people or email equality@bathnes.gov.uk;

LGBT+ History of Bath – a virtual tour: Find out more 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 will take place on 25th February from 6p.m. to 7p.m and will be led by Robert Howes from Gay West. To register in advance for this webinar visit: https://bathnes.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IHjX-ykcRp-nzf1xQuvZRg

Bath and North East Somerset Libraries will be signposting inclusive novels and e-Audiobooks throughout the month. Visit their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find your next great read.

Local support and resources for LGBT+ communities: Check out ‘Out in B&NES’ a new publication from the Diversity Trust and Healthwatch – featuring local LGBTQ+ role models and allies, as well as sources of local and national support for LGBTQ+ communities.

Also check out these interesting events being run by Bristol Museums:

10th February Michael Dillon, Trans pioneer: Michael Dillon is one of the key figures in 20th Century trans history. In this talk Cheryl Morgan will look at Dillon’s life, and in particular bring to light some of the latest research on his time in Bristol.

16th February - Nicola Griffith: In her historical novel, Hild, based on the early life of the saint, award-winning novelist Nicola Griffith chose to make her heroine bisexual. In this event, she will talk about her research

24th February - The history of gender in sport -  Online panel discussion on the history of gender segregation in sport, and what that means for intersex and trans athletes today.


    Past events

    Here are some photos from our 2017 'Craftivism' event: garlands, genderbread, timelines and lots of glitter! Check out the chairman of the Council's cool rainbow socks. Photos from our LGBT history month events in 2015 and 2016 are shown below.

    The Mayor and the Chair at LGBT History month event LGBT History month 2016 group Group photo of attendees at the LGBT history month event
    Chair of council addressing group of young people Libraries display LGBT History month 2016 Group photo of attendees at the LGBT history month event Group looking at a painting

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