LGBT History Month 2021
LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non-binary history, including the history of LGBTQ+ rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson.
UK LGBT+ History Month takes place in February to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28. It was initiated by Schools Out UK. The month is intended to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, the LGBTQ+ community while celebrating its achievements and diversity and making it more visible.
The theme this year is "Body, Mind and Spirit", a timely theme given the different, and sometimes difficult challenges, that many of us may be experiencing at this time.
Throughout February, there will be a range of activities happening across the School, for both staff and students. We have relaunched our LGBTQ+ Role Models and Allies Directory, and you can also now find a range of dedicated LGBTQ+ resources available on the EDI webpages. We would like to encourage more people to think of themselves as role models and allies, and to use the directory and resources for real life inspiration.
LGBT History Month events
Urania, Esther Roper and Eva Gore-Booth
Spectrum Network Get-Together
Film Night: The Pride Movement (Prime Watch Party)
Cross-Network Social Event: Coffee Morning
Networks of Support: OUTing the past at LSE Library
Excavating Your Spark Workshop: Celebrating LGBTQ History Month
LSESU Pride Week 2021
Under the theme "Being queer at LSE", the Students' Union is marking LGBT History Month with a week of events — from 15 to 19 February — to celebrate LSE's queer community.
Find out more and get involved here.
Microsoft Teams space for Spectrum members
We've set up a new Teams channel to provide a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies during this difficult and unusual time.
To join the Teams channel, please email email@example.com.
Spectrum holds frequent open meetings. There is an agenda but it's also an informal space to get together and chat. All staff are welcome to attend.
To receive meeting dates in advance, sign up to our mailing list.
Call for committee members
We are currently inviting colleagues who wish to become more involved in our work to join the Spectrum Committee for 2020/21.