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10th February 2021

Partner Blog: LGBT+ History Month 2021

LGBT+ History Month is both a time for us to reflect on the injustice of past treatment of LGBT+ individuals and also a time to celebrate those who fought for LGBT+ rights. This month is a time for us to unite and educate others and to teach acceptance.

LGBT+ History Month is celebrated every February to commemorate the 2003 abolition of Section 28, a law introduced in 1988 that banned education provisions from portraying homosexuality in a positive light. LGBT+ History Month aims to promote equality and diversity by:

  • Increasing the visibility of LGBT+ people, their history, lives and experiences
  • Raising awareness and advancing education matters affecting the LGBT+ community
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities

NPTC Group of Colleges show their support of LGBT+ History Month through various means with LGBT+ Pride flags up in each campus, weekly infographics which provide an overview of LGBT History Month, launching a LGBTQ+ Society as a virtual space for LGBT+ students to socialise and provide support as well as regular LGBT+ awareness training for all staff which includes key concepts and how to support all LGBTQ+ students.

Here in the Business Development Unit, we pride ourselves on working with a diverse range of individuals and being inclusive. As being part of the College, our team are encouraged to support LGBT+ History Month and attend available training with the aim to create LGBT+ positive relationships in all we do.

There are various resources out there for the LGBTQ+ community so we’ve listed a few below…

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