LGBTQ+ History Month takes place across the UK every February. The University of Birmingham offers an exciting and diverse programme of events with all students, staff and the wider community warmly invited to join us in celebrating and commemorating LGBTQ+ history.
The theme for 2024 is Medicine – #Under The Scope, which celebrates LGBTQ+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. We want to showcase the amazing work of LGBTQ+ staff across the NHS and in other healthcare settings, in providing healthcare, especially during the Pandemic. Whilst still shining 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.
How can I get involved?
There are lots of ways to support LGBTQ+ History Month events at Birmingham. Please attend as many as you can and encourage others to do the same. If you are a member of the Rainbow Network or the Allies scheme, please wear your Network or Scheme lanyard during February. If you are not a member, consider joining the Rainbow Network or joining the LGBTQ+ Allies Scheme.
Finally this is a great time to get inspired and think about putting on your own event as part of the programme for next year. Please share details of your event via the event submission form.