LGBT+ History Month 2022


February is LGBT+ History Month, and this year is the 50th anniversary of the very first Pride March in the UK in 1972. The theme for this year is Art.

LGBT+ History Month looked for five artists (one to represent the L,G,B,T and + of the community) who had used their talents for political ends, or expressed their orientation through their work. They decided on Five Faces for 2022, Keith Haring, Doris Brabham Hatt, Fiore de Henriquez, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Mark Aguhar.

As this year’s anniversary is one on a continuing and often winding journey towards full equality, which has suffered many setbacks while still moving forwards, the organisation took The Arc Is Long as their tagline, from Dr Martin Luther King Junior’s quote “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice”.

This year, LGBT+ History Month want to know, could you design the 2023 LGBT+ History Month badge?

For 2023, young people of all ages from 5 to 18+, have the opportunity to be at the centre of LGBT+ History Month by having their art featured on the annual badge, which is sold across the UK. This is a fantastic, creative activity which can be run as part of History Month celebrations, putting into practice many skills from across the National Curriculum.

Find out how to get involved here.

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How are you celebrating LGBT+ History Month? Tweet us @buzzmanc and let us know! Check out @LGBTHM's tweets to learn more about the month, and if you want you can use this year's hashtags when tweeting...

#LGBTHM22 #LGBTplusHM #educateOUTprejudice

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