Published on 7th February 2024
This year marks the 19th anniversary of LGBT+ History Month, an annual celebration and remembrance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.
The aim of LGBT+ History Month is to reflect on LGBT+ history, as well as think about what more can be done in the future to protect LGBT+ rights and promote equality and inclusivity.
This year’s theme is ‘Medicine – #UnderTheScope’ which intends to shine a light on contributions to medicine, including staff in the NHS and other health care providers, as well as highlight the LGBT+ community’s experience in receiving health care treatment. The theme encourages everyone to look ‘Under the Scope’ and listen to LGBT+ people’s lived experiences from LGBT+ people.
Cllr Flo Clucas, cabinet member for safety and communities, said: “This month is an opportunity to learn more, to understand more and be more together. Let's make it a great success.”
For more learning and how to get involved visit www.lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/lgbt-history-month-2024.
Both the rainbow and LGBT+ flags will be flying from the Municipal Offices on the Promenade to mark the month.
Cheltenham residents and visitors can get involved with Cheltenham Pride which takes place this year on Saturday 18 May in Imperial Gardens. The event that celebrates building an inclusive community that unites Cheltenham and provides support for all members of the LGBT+ community. For more information of #CheltenhamPride 2024 visit www.cheltenhampride.org.
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