LGBT+ History Month, in February, is sponsored by the NASUWT and has been celebrated across the UK since 2005, each year growing from strength to strength.

The overall aim of LGBT+ History Month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

This is done by:

  • increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT+”) people, their history, their lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions and the wider community;
  • raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT+ community;
  • working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities; and
  • promoting the welfare of LGBT+ people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

LGBT+ History Month has a different, new theme each year. A wide range of events are held throughout the UK, including the NASUWT’s annual LGBTI Teachers’ Consultation Conference.