The Month was created to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their history, achievements and the issues faced in modern society.
It was first started in the UK in 2005 by teachers Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick, which evolved into the Schools OUT Project – educating young people on LGBT issues.
The theme for this year’s LGBT History Month is “Peace, Reconciliation and Activism”. It hopes to raise awareness and further advance education on matters affecting the LGBT community, ensuring that safe spaces are made available in educational and institutional settings and also promoting the welfare of LGBT people and ensuring they can funny contribute to society and live fulfilled lives.
Last year LGBT Youth Scotland released a video on how people can be supported and how even small actions can make someone’s day.
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