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LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month

In February this year, we will be marking LGBTQIA+ History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements, contributions and histories of LGBTQIA+ people in the UK and around the world.

LGBTQIA+ History Month

Queen Mary is proud to be celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month with an exciting programme of events to highlight the history, experiences and achievements of LGBTQIA+ communities.

A heart shaped logo with the Intersex Inclusive Progress Pride flag inside, surrounded by a stethoscopeLGBTQIA+ History Month is an annual celebration held during February in the UK, that highlights the contributions, success, and achievement of the LGBTQIA+ community.

This year, we are proud to showcase a programme of LGBTQIA+ History Month events, activities and resources that are open to our staff and students to mark this important month.

For 2024 the national theme is Medicine – #UnderTheScope

At a time when LGBTQIA+ lives are often debated and sensationalised, we encourage you to look #UnderTheScope and listen to LGBTQIA+ peoples’ lived experiences. Take a look at our Media Recommendations for some inspiration!

Queen Mary University of London seeks to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere, by 2030. We are proud to be a university that opens the doors of opportunity to anyone with the potential to succeed. Queen Mary's work to create an inclusive environment for our LGBTQIA+ staff and students is underpinned in our People, Culture, and Inclusion Enabling Plan.

At Queen Mary we champion the welfare and wellbeing of all our LGBTQIA+ staff and students. I am pleased to introduce Queen Mary’s programme of events and activities that will take place throughout February, to highlight the history and achievements of LGBTQIA+ communities as we mark and celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month.

The 2024 theme of ‘Medicine – #UnderTheScope’ celebrates LGBTQIA+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare, both historically and today. It also acknowledges and shines a light on the history of the LGBTQIA+ community’s experience of receiving healthcare, which has been extremely complicated, leaving LGBTQIA+ people still facing health inequalities even today.

I encourage everyone at Queen Mary to take time to listen and use this opportunity to continue to raise awareness of the lived experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. As individuals we all have a role to play in the creation of an inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ people at Queen Mary and beyond.

Photo of Philippa Lloyd- Dr Philippa Lloyd, Vice-Principal (Policy and Strategic Partnerships)

Explore the 2024 programme here:

Events Programme 2024


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