Unless you’ve been in a Snow-White-esque sleep for a thousand years, you wont have missed that February is LGBT History Month and here in Scotland over 100 events are planned to take place across the next 4 weeks. From big business to schools and universities, the annual celebration of LGBT identity is being marked up and down the country.
LGBT History Month is a chance for the contribution of LGBT people in the fight for equality to be remembered, and to celebrate the achievements of the movement, highlighting the work of activists and organisations who’ve helped give us the freedoms we have today.
In 2018, the official website and campaign is managed by LGBT Youth Scotland with the theme #WhenWeWereYoung.
Below we take a look at the social media highlights from the first few days of launch activity around the country:
Flying the Flag – many organisations fly the rainbow flag for the full month.
Our emergency services take part every year:
Businesses make sure they mark the annual History Month too:
There are events in schools, colleges and universities all over the country:
Dont be surprised to see a rainbow display when you’re out and about too:
Schools are increasingly teaching our young people about diversity and the role models involved in the ongoing fight for equality worldwide:
In other parts of the UK, iconic buildings have also been lit up in the rainbow colours:
Wembley Stadium in London
Blackpool Tower is lit up in rainbow LEDs
You can find out what’s happening near you by checking the official LGBT History Month Scotland website below, just click on the image: