LGBT History Month events underway

Published: 3/02/2017

Queer poetry, talking like a lesbian and faith are amongst the topics up for discussion during LGBT History Month at York St John this year.

A programme of events is underway as part of York LGBT History Month 2017, including a thought-provoking lecture by Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of LGBT charity Stonewall, which will take place in York Minster on Wednesday 22 February.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised sex between men, the theme for this year’s programme is Law, Citizenship and PSHE, and will feature diverse stories and experiences from a wide range of genders and sexual orientations.

Challenging stereotypes and promoting understanding is vital in developing inclusivity and York St John is proud to champion LGBT rights in the workplace. The University is one of Stonewall’s Top 100 most inclusive employers and the LGBT Staff Network recently won a Highly Commended award for their activity.

LGBT History Month aims to highlight the past struggles and achievements of LGBT people and will always be about activism as well as celebration.

More information about LGBT history month events are on our website.

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