Blog: Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

By: Chrissie Clarke

Programme Manager
cclarke@maritimeuk.org

History month


The Pride in Maritime Network is delighted to announce plans for LGBT+ History Month. The theme this year is ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’.

LGBT+ History Month shines a spotlight on LGBT+ history and culture with an aim to increase the visibility of the entire LGBT+ community, as well as their history and lived experiences. It's a celebration and an opportunity to reflect on progress made and challenges yet to overcome. It is celebrated in February each year to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28, which stated that local authorities were not allowed to “intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality”.

We hope you will join us at the events below.

PRIDE IN MARITIME NETWORK WEBINAR

Tuesday 9 February, 12:00 – 14:00

Join a special panel featuring Danny McGowan, Chair of the Pride Network, Dr Jo Stanley and representatives from the National Maritime Museum to discuss LGBT+ history at sea and ashore in the 20th Century. Find out more here.

PARTNER EVENTS

Various dates

Royal Museums Greenwich are hosting a range of online activities for families and adults to celebrate LGBT+ histories and identities. This year RMG will be focusing on the themes of chosen families and celebrating the incredible strength, bonds and unity of the LGBTQ+ community.  Find out more here.

Wednesday 10 February, 16:00 – 17:30

IHS Markit is hosting The Log Books: Stories from Queer History. View event information here

Saturday 20 February, 14:00 – 17:30 

National Gender Training is delivering a CPD accredited course, Transgender Awareness & Understanding. The fact-based video presentation is delivered by two transgender people and will cover: language and terminology, intersex, non-binary, cis-gender, gender clinics, the journeys from M to F & F to M including key stages in each journey, equality in the workplace, important legislation and more. Normally, places are £45.00 plus VAT, but for LGBT+ history month there's £5.00 off if you use the code: MARITIME-UK. This event is not only for people in maritime. Michelle Clarke (co-presenter) is a former captain so has special maritime knowledge. Book at nationalgendertraining@gmail.com.

To learn more about the Pride in Maritime Network click here.