LGBT History Month 1 February - 1 March

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LGBTQ+ - sometimes abbreviated to LGBT or LGBTQ - stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, and also encompasses other sexual identities (such as intersex or asexual). More information related to LGBTQ+ terms can be found in LGBT organisation Stonewall's glossary.

Although atittudes towards LGBTQ+ people have improved over time, nearly half of LGBTQ+ students - including 64% of transgender pupils - have experienced bullying related to their sexuality at school, while 96% of LGBTQ+ pupils see homophobic, biphobic and transphobic abuse online (Source: Stonewall's 2017 School Report).

LGBTQ+ History can be a great way of discussing themes such as anti-bullying, embracing differences, acceptance and emapthy with students through issues such as same-sex parenting, coming out, gender reassignment, the AIDS crisis, sexuality in sports, conversion therapy, and first love.

LGBT History Month takes place every February and in 2019 commemorates 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, a watershed moment in the LGBTQ+ movement for equality, and the event which inspired the 'Pride' marches that take place in many cities around the UK and the rest of the world every year since.

We've collected together all of our LGBTQ+ content - including resources, news articles and blogs, film guides and a film list - which help to contextualise a range of LGBTQ+ titles, from archive-led documentaries to modern romance, each featuring stories from around the world and across the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

With thanks to support and guidance from Stonewall, who have offered additional ideas for discussing any of the themes from the films within our programme. Stonewall also produce resources and guidance for young people.

LGBT History Month Screening Resources

Our programme of Spring Screenings this year celebrates LGBT History Month, and below you can find a resource to complement each title we're screening across the UK throughout February. Not got tickets yet? There's still time to secure your free places.

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