Celebrating LGBT+ History Month!

February is LGBT History Month, an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Founded in 1994, this year we celebrate 30 years of LGBT+ History Month.

The overall aim of LGBT+ History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

This is done by:

  • 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
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT+ people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

Northampton College DARC is proud to support the Reading with Pride initiative and accommodates a fantastic collection of resources across the three centres, including a great selection of LGBTQ+  fiction available to borrow, a great way to mark and celebrate LGBT+ History Month. Please click the bookshelves below to see what is on offer!

Library LGBTQ+ Pride collection

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