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LGBTQ+ History Month 2024 is here!

LGBTQ+ History Month is here again! This February, we embark on a celebration of diversity, resilience, and the profound history of the LGBTQ+ community. This month is more than a commemoration; it’s a recognition of the struggles, triumphs, and the ongoing journey toward equality and acceptance 


LGBTQ+ History Month traces its roots to Rodney Wilson, a history teacher from Missouri. In the UK, the celebration took place for the first time in 2005, thanks to the efforts of Schools OUT, a charity dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students. The abolition of Section 28 – a document that had prevented local authorities from teaching about homosexuality or promoting its acceptance, motivated the first celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month. 

This year’s theme 

KCLSU celebrates LGBTQ+ History month together with the LGBTQ+ Student Network. Our theme for 2024, ‘Under the Scope’, signifies a commitment to spotlighting the diverse voices and narratives historically marginalised within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. This year, we focus on shedding light on the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in various workplaces. It’s a poignant reminder of the ongoing work needed to ensure inclusivity and understanding. 

How to Get Involved? 

Join us in creating a space to unite, educate, and empower our diverse community. Throughout February, engage in a variety of events to connect with fellow students, learn about LGBTQ+ history, and celebrate accomplishments.  

What's On

This free craft space will provide you with a tote bag and textile markers for you to decorate how you please. 

A platform for students to discuss issues affecting liberation communities and inform approaches to improving student experiences. 

In collaboration with TTwT and as part of SHAG (Sexual Health and Guidance) Week, this interactive workshop with Allessandra Fraissinet focuses on queer dating, consent and pleasure. 

Slay and crochet – make your own pride flag! All materials provided for beginners right through to advanced. If crocheting is not your thing, materials will be provided to make pride bracelets too. 

Visit this exciting project aimed at raising awareness of trans and women’s exclusion in healthcare has been curated by LGBTQ+ Society and Womxn in Bioscience Society in collaboration with Grrrl Zine Fair. 

This LGBTQ+ History Month, you can make your own free badges and wear your pride on your lanyard! Join us for some crafting and collaging, chats and radical badge-making: 

Special LGBTQ+ History Month edition of What’s On Wednesday, featuring a book swap and in-person support. 

For more updates on LGBTQ+ History month, make sure to follow @kclsu on Instagram, and take a look at our landing page here.


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