On Wednesday, November 9 representatives from Liverpool’s LGBT+ communities came together at the Museum of Liverpool for the national launch of LGBT History Month 2018.
LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom.
Each year has a different theme to work with from the school curriculum, which is led by the organisation ‘School’s Out UK’, and strives to claim and celebrate LGBT history, which has been rendered invisible by our legal and educational systems
Janet Dugdale, Director of the Museum of Liverpool, said: “We were honoured and proud to host the national launch of LGBT History Month. It’s been wonderful to work together with Schools Out! to raise awareness of and visibility of LGBT+ histories.
“At the Museum of Liverpool, one of our central aims is to represent our local communities and working in partnership helps us deliver powerful exhibitions such as Tales from the city, which explores the past 50 years of Liverpool’s LGBT+ community and has already attracted more than 16,000 visitors. We are stronger together and we can’t wait to host an exciting, challenging and inspiring programme of events on 3 February 2018.”
Now in it’s 14th year the launch event occurs every year in different cities across the UK to inspire organisations and communities how to celebrate LGBT Culture.
Speakers on the night included Caroline Paige, Aderonke Apata and Angela Eagle MP. There were also video messages sent from the secretary of state for education Justine Greening MP and Liverpool Walton MP, Dan Carden.
Co-founder of LGBT History Month, Sue Sanders said: “Our Museum of Liverpool Launch of #LGBTHM18 was a remarkable success. Such a privilege to be at a museum that has led the way in making LGBT issues/people visible. We’re looking forward to seeing what people up and down the country are organising for their LGBT History Month events next February. Please ensure you put them on the calendar and send us pictures your events please, we love to celebrate success!”
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