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LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month is an annual month-long observance of past struggles and achievements of LGBTQIA+ people and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

In the UK, it takes place every February and was originally created by Schools Out UK. It aims to promote and advance equality, diversity and inclusion.

The 2024 theme is Medicine #UnderTheScope, which celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare.

During the month of February, we are showcasing the amazing work of LGBT+ staff across the NHS and in other healthcare settings. We also aim to shine a light on the history of the LGBT+ community’s experience of receiving healthcare and the inequalities that are still present to this day.

At a time when the LGBT+ community is experiencing a rise in hate crime and hate instances we encourage you to look ‘Under the Scope’ and listen to LGBT+ peoples’ lived experiences from LGBT+ people.

University of Bradford’s activity for LGBT+ History Month is organised by:

  • The LGBT+ Network
  • Centre for Inclusion & Diversity (CfID)

What we're doing in 2024

Find out what we are doing at the University in support of LGBT+ History Month.

Queer South-Asian: We have always been here!

  • Online event - Open to all
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:30

A panel discussion held with a group of South Asian Queers who are here to tell you that we have always been here. The panel will reflect on their experience as a minority within a minority, share personal reflections, and discuss their LGBTQIA+ Queer Icons. The panel aims to highlight the important role intersectionality has played in the LGBTQIA+ liberation movement. We shall talk about the past, the present, and the future of the LGBTQIA+ community.

There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Come ready for stereotypes to be broken and a re-imagining of the queer experience.

Register for the Queer South-Asian event.

Past, Present and Future of HIV in the UK 

  • Online event - Open to all
  • 28 February 2024
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:30

Join us for an insightful online event as we delve into the fascinating history of HIV treatment and the revolutionary impact of Prep/Pep. Discover how medical advancements have shaped the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals affected by HIV. Learn about the struggles, triumphs, and ongoing efforts in the fight against this disease. This event is a must-attend for anyone interested in LGBTQ+ history, healthcare, and advocacy. Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion!

The event is brought to you by University of Bradford LGBTQ+ Staff Network and delivered by Yorkshire MESMAC.

Register for the Past, Present and Future of HIV in the UK event.

Theatre in the Mill: Right Queer Right Now

  • 23, 24 and 25 February and 1, 2 and 3 March
  • Venue: Theatre in the Mill

RQRN aims to represent contemporary queer arts and culture during LGBTQIA+ history month, our aim is to look outwards and beyond by placing a queer trans people of colour lens on our work. The festival programme is intellectually smooth, emotionally chic and fashionably early in the year.

For more information and to buy tickets visit the Theatre in the Mill website.

Students gathering at an LGBT+ stand at Freshers fair 2021.

External events

Introduction to the LGBTQ+ Travel Tool

  • Online event - Open to all
  • Monday 26 February 2024
  • Time: 16:00 – 17:30

The LGBTQ+ Travel Tool aims to ensure that the safeguarding of LGBTQ+ colleagues is at the forefront of any travel plans. You can access the tool via the The LGBTQ+ Travel Tool website.

Register for the Introduction to the LGBTQ+ Travel Tool event.

I am proud and privileged to be the Executive Board advocate at the University of Bradford for LGBT+. I would like to see the rich work of LGBT+ staff and students contribute to every aspect of UOB so we can make the experience of being here as rewarding as possible for everyone.

Professor Harris Beider, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation & Engagement)

How we celebrated Pride Month

We also commemorate PRIDE Month on an annual basis, this is key to acknowledging the progressive strides in building safe and equitable spaces for our LGBTQ+ staff and students.


A range of free and informative resources on LGBT+ History Month.

LGBT+ resources

LGBT+ in Bradford

LGBT+ Podcasts

Free Courses