Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month takes place every year in February to celebrate the lives and achievements of the LGBT community past and present.
2013 was dedicated to Math’s, science and engineering.
It is so important that we use LGBT history month as a platform to ensure that we educate each other to create a more tolerant and non-judgemental society where we can all thrive and reach our full potential.
Through the co-ordination of Encompass Network, a partnership of organisations throughout Cambridgeshire has come together to plan an exciting and varied timetable of activities and events to educate, excite and celebrate the richness of our society.
Please note: Encompass Network have its own website, so for more up to date information and LGBT news, go to: www.encompassnetwork.org.uk
We are always thrilled that so many organisations can come together to organise LGBT History Month Cambridgshire – proving that working together is key to bringing about positive change.”
The LGBT planning team created a packed diary full of exciting events. We put together a range of different events to meet all interests and ages
High-profile speakers visited Cambridge including Professor Stephen Whittle (Feb 7th), and Michael Cashman MEP and former star of 'East Enders' who shared his experiences of challenging discrimination and homophobia, nationally and internationally at University of Cambridge’s annual LGBT Lecture.
Raising of the rainbow Flag took place at the Guildhall in Cambridge (1st Feb) in partnership with Encompass Network and Cambridge City Council . Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue service also raised a flag at a number of its stations throughout Cambridgeshire.
Other events included a Jazz Event, a Gamelan Percussion Workshop, a Family Funday, a LGBT Youth Event and Encompass Network hosted its first ever Ping Pong Disco.
There was also plenty of time for debate and discussion in the annual lectures (see above) and the Alan Turing Event looking at homophobia past and present.
We hope you enjoyed 2013! And look forward to 2014
If you would like to get involved in 2014, please
Encompass Network, coordinates, plans and promotes LGBT History Month Cambridgeshire- for more information about us and other work that we are do, plus other LGBT related events please visit our website, or email us email@example.com