LGBTQ+ History Month
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.
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 are lots of ways to support LGBTQ+ History Month at Birmingham. Have a look at all of the events on offer, 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, you could also download our Zoom background or history month email signature. Finally, this is a great time to get inspired and think about putting on your own event as part of next year's programme.
The University of Birmingham recognises the importance of supporting LGBTQ+ students and staff all year round. We run a number of initiatives 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.