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08 September 2016

The theme for LGBT History Month 2017 is...

Every year, LGBT History Month Scotland has a theme to help us shape our programme, and help you shape your events.

2017 is the Scottish Government’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and this year, we’re putting the spotlight on heritage.

From listed buildings to cultural traditions, stories, myths and legends, we want to use LGBT History Month to highlight the contribution lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people have made to society, both here in Scotland and in the world at large.

How you choose to interpret the theme is up to you; your event might focus on a specific space or place that has been important to LGBTI people in your community – a club, a coffee shop, a book shop, a centre – or the often hidden histories of LGBTI people.

You might focus on the history of a particular group – Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, the Lesbian Avengers, Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries – or the contribution LGBTI people have made to a particular scene, like literature, music or engineering.  

Whatever you plan to do, we want to hear from you!

LGBT History Month is a community effort.

Whether you’re a school, college or university, an LGBT society or staff network, a community or grassroots group, or a business or organisation who wants to help us celebrate, we want to hear from you!

Click here to find out 5 things you can do to celebrate LGBT History Month.

We’ll be spotlighting some of last year’s events on our blog over the coming weeks, so if you’re looking for inspiration – stay tuned!

If you’ve already planned your event – well done!

Click here to let us know what you’re doing, so we can advertise your event on the LGBT History Month website and make sure everyone knows about it.

If you want to talk through your ideas – or need helping reaching the LGBT people in your area – please get in touch.
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