LGBTQ+ History Month takes place across the UK each February. Students and staff at the University of Birmingham have organised a varied programme of virtual events for 2021 with something for everyone. Students, staff, friends, and the wider community are warmly invited to join us in celebrating and commemorating LGBTQ+ history.
Why is LGBTQ+ History Month important?
LGBTQ+ History Month is an annual event which:
- increases the visibility of LGBTQ+ people, their experiences, and their histories;
- raises awareness of the issues affecting LGBTQ+ people;
- contributes to making educational institutions safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ people;
- promotes the welfare of LGBTQ+ people.
It is represented by a dedicated national charity.
Professor Tim Jones
Provost and Vice-Principal
“The University of Birmingham is proud of its diverse staff and student bodies and recognises the significant contribution LGBTQ+ people have made to the University, both as a research intensive institution and as a welcoming place to work. Celebrating History Month is an important part of our commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ equality amongst our staff, students and the wider community.”
How can I get involved?
There is a wide variety of events taking place throughout February. While many events are open to all, there are also some LGBTQ+ community-specific events. Please check back regularly for up-to-date information.
LGBTQ+ History Month 2021
What about the rest of the year?
The University of Birmingham recognises the importance of supporting LGBTQ+ students and staff all year round. We run a number of iniatives to support our staff and our students, including a sector-leading career mentoring scheme. We are proud of our student LGBTQ+ Association and our staff Rainbow Network.