At NEXT our Pride at NEXT committee, we want to highlight this important month and educate people about the history of LGBT.

LGBT+ History Month Quiz!

Enter here

Winners are drawn and announced at the end
of the month! 

LGBT History Month
on Spotify

Make sure to head over to our Life at NEXT Spotify and find some great podcast resources all surrounding LGBT History History.

Click here to give them a listen!

7 reasons why it's important to have LGBT History Month!

Reason 1: To remember those without rights

There are still 73 jurisdictions in the world that criminalise "private, consensual, same-sex sexual activity", according to the Human Dignity Trust.

Reason 2: To remember how we got rights

Being homosexual was decriminalised in the UK in 1967, recent enough to still be in the minds of many citizens.

Reason 3: To discover the hidden histories we were never taught

LGBTQ+ identities have existed as long as humans have, but history books tend to either barely mention, completely ignore or deliberately erase LGBTQ+ people’s existence and contributions.

Reason 4: To let LGBTQ+ children see themselves reflected back in their history

Beyond the entertaining but potentially trivial facts of Antarctic animal's sexualities, LGBT rights charity Stonewall found that two out of five LGBTQ+ children don’t learn anything about LGBTQ+ issues at school. 

Reason 5: To learn how to change the world

The gay rights movement teaches people the generosity and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as the ability to stand up and achieve what they believe in. Take a look at the info 

Reason 6: To remember how far we’ve come, even recently

Even within the last 30 years the social acceptability of being outwardly gay, bi, trans, intersex or gender-non-conforming has changed hugely.

Reason 7: To learn about those different from ourselves. LGBTQ+ History Month is for more than just the LGBTQ+

It exposes the culture of those different from us and helps encourage tolerance through understanding.