LGBT History month has been celebrated in the Medway towns with various events taking place each February.
This years event was hosted by Nucleus Arts Centre in Chatham and was supported by MGSD Centre, Metro Charity & Creatabot partners of Medway Pride.
The artifacts exhibited were provided by artists from or allies of the LGBTQI+ Community of Medway & Kent.
Below are some images from this years exhibition which included a colaborative interactive work by Mark Delacour – Metro Centre and Hilary Cooke MGSD Centre on Pronoun use.
This event took place in February 2020 and became the launch event for Medway Pride. We have been invited back by Nucleus Arts for next years LGBTQI+ History Month Event.
History of LGBT History Month
LGBT History Month was initiated in the UK by Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick as a Schools OUT UK project, which first took place in February 2005. The Month is an annual event in the United Kingdom taking place every February.
The event came in the wake of the abolition of Section 28 in 2003, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003as well as the government’s proposals to bring in a single equality act and a public duty, although this, in fact, did not come to fruition until 2010.
The Month is intended as a means to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against the LGBT community while celebrating its achievement and diversity and making it more visible.
The first celebration in 2005 saw the organisation of over 150 events around the UK. The second logo for the organisation behind the month was designed by LGBT typographer Tony Malone in 2006, and was reworked by him in 2007 when it then became the corporate logo for the national committee.
From that point in time, each yearly iteration of the Month started to receive its own mark designed by students of the University of the Arts and later by design students at the University of Bedfordshire.
Hope to see you at Medway Prides next LGBT History Month Exhibition.