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LGBT History Month marked in borough

By Mathew Hulbert 

February is LGBT+ History Month, an annual national occasion in which LGBT+ individuals and communities are celebrated and the history of the fight for LGBT+ rights are remembered and past campaigners are honoured.

It's also observed in other countries, including Australia, Canada, the USA, and Ireland though at different times of the year. 

It first took place in 1994.

The theme of the month for 2022 is 'Politics In Art: The Arc Is Long,' borrowed from Dr Martin Luther King Jnr's famous quote: "The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice."

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first ever Pride March in the UK in 1972. 

We've come a long way in those fifty years, thanks to campaigners down the decades; some well known, others less so...but all vital to our struggle for inclusion, for equity and for equality.

Those of us who campaign today, for what is still to be achieved, stand on the shoulders of giants.

Here in Hinckley and Bosworth our 'True Colours' LGBT+ Events Partnership, led by the Borough Council, mark the month both online (on Twitter, via @LGBTeventsHB) and with in person events.

The fight for full equality goes on, especially for Trans and non-binary individuals and communities, and-with others across the country and around the world-we won't stop the fight until everyone is able, without fear of judgement or persecution, to be their fullest, truest self and love who they want to love.

Because none are equal until all are equal.

Mathew Hulbert.
Barwell-based LGBT+ rights campaigner

Last updated: 10/02/2022 12:05