LGBT History Month 2019

 

LGBT History month – from 1st of February
 

In the occasion of the LGBT History Month, Together commemorates the LGBT community and its struggles to gain a respectable identity and change perceptions of them within societies.

We will be showing Out in Mumbai, an eye-opening documentary that tells the stories of three people who lived through the decriminalization of homosexuality in India. Travel through the streets of Mumbai with Beena, Pallav and Abheena as they prepare for the first anniversary of the historic verdict overturning section 377 of the Indian penal code. The stories of finding oneself, facing adversity and showing love triumphs all prejudice are some of the reasons why LGBT history should be celebrated. 

Watch Out in Mumbai, airing on February the 12th at 11.15pm and on February the 26th at 11pm.

Also available on My5 catchup on February the 20th, at this link>>

Why February?
 

UK celebrates LGBT History month during this period to coincide with abolishment of 'Section 28' of the Local Government Act 1988 on the year 2003 - which had formerly prohibited local authorities from "promoting" homosexuality or gay "pretended family relationships", and prevented councils spending money on educational materials and projects perceived to promote a gay lifestyle. This was a milestone event that allowed more representation for the LGBT community, giving them a chance to gain a voice to express their thoughts freely.
 

Key features of this Month

 

The community behind LGBT History Month 2019, plan to use month to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public through increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community, raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community.

If you would like to learn more about the LGBT History month, find out more here>> 

To see the list of events that are happening in conjunction with LGBT History Month find out more>> 

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