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To honour, highlight and empower our students' unique identities, cultural backgrounds and stories, this page offers a glimpse into the celebrated holidays and occasions set to unfold throughout the academic year 2024/25. There are plenty of ways you can get involved.
LGBTQ+ History Month
We're proud to support LGBTQ+ History Month, which is celebrated in February in the UK to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1986.
The period is a month-long, annual observance which intends to raise awareness of and combat prejudice against, the LGBTQ+ community and history, aiming to make progress towards a more equitable and inclusive future.
This year, the theme is Medicine - #UnderTheScope. This theme celebrates LGBTQ+ peoples' contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. It also aims to shine a light on the history of the LGBTQ+ community’s experience of receiving healthcare which has been extremely complicated, leaving LGBTQ+ people still facing health inequalities even today.
There's a variety of events and celebrations that students and staff can get involved in, as well as opportunities to get educated and ask questions about the LGBTQ+ community at UoB. Check out our official LGBTQ+ History Month events page.
Hear from our Student Content Shapers
Our Student Content Shaper Arianna and her friend Maddie marched alongside UoB's LGBTQ+ members and allies for Birmingham Pride 2023. Check out her vlog on the celebrations!
We also asked Arianna to share what LGBTQ+ History Month means to her. If you'd like to share what the period means to you, then please contact The Student Communications Team at email@example.com.
Read in full what LGBTQ+ History Month means to Arianna
Get educated this February
Explore our list of resources to get educated this LGBTQ+ History Month. If you have any other suggestions, then feel free to contribute to our Padlet.