Thought For The Day – Wednesday 1st February 2023
LGBT+ History Month
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is about respecting all people and people’s identity, good character and appropriate and moral choices.
February is LGBT+ History Month. This aims to promote equality, diversity and inclusion by increasing the visibility of LGBT+ people and the history, lives and experiences locally, national and internationally of LGBT+ people.
LGBT+ History Month promotes awareness, representation, inclusion, equality, diversity, safety, wellbeing, harmony and happiness.
The reason LGBT+ history month is in February in the United Kingdom is it marks the abolition of Section 28, now twenty years ago, which was a law which forbade the promotion of the LGBT+ community.
Today, massive, positive, legal strides have been made as people show respect, understanding and empathy for one another, truly living out the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and respect.
This progress, and care, must, and will, continue, as it must, and will, continue against all prejudice, discrimination, disrespect and hate.
The theme of LGBT+ history month in 2023 is: “Behind the lens.” This celebrates the contribution of the LGBT+ community to the media, especially people behind the scenes.
We might extend this beautiful metaphor to ensure that any wonderful picture of life always captures, represents, celebrates and makes visible the LGBT+ community.