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 2019 in B&NES?

6th February She's a Good Boy  Egg Theatre, Bath. 'An honest, moving and hilarious show exploring non-binary gender using the author Elise Heaven's real life'.  Join Elise following the performance for an informal safe space post show discussion in the egg café.  For further information and to book tickets follow this link: She's a good boy

23rd February (10.30 - 12.30) Little SPACE launch: In response to requests from children and young people, parents, schools, local authority, mental health professionals and national organisations to support children of this age, Off The Record are setting up Little SPACE. This group aims to provide a safe environment for children up to the age of 12, who are transgender variant or questioning their gender identity.  Little SPACE will provide:

  • An environment where children can be themselves
  • Provision of games/ play/ craft opportunities
  • An opportunity for children to make new friends 
  • A space for parents to meet and chat 

Little SPACe is fully staffed by qualified Off the Record staff. For further information about Little SPACE contact Space@Offtherecord-Banes.co.uk or Telephone 01225 312481

Throughout February 2019 look out for social media messages from B&NES Libraries relating to ‘Icons across the Curriculum’

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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