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Diverse Cymru Marks LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. 

It has been marked in the UK since 2005 following the abolition of Section 28 in 2003. 

This year Diverse Cymru will be celebrating the month by identifying and sharing Welsh LGBT icons and events both on our office screens and on social media. 

We think it’s important for everyone to recognise the contributions of LGBT people throughout history and the legal and societal burdens placed upon them. It is easy to forget that more than a third of people in the UK were born into a country were homosexuality was illegal. Many people who come to the UK are from countries where homosexuality is still illegal and are fleeing for their lives. 

This year’s theme is Religion, Belief and Philosophy and Schools OUT UK, who run LGBT History Month, will be exploring the link and issues between sexuality and belief. 

Follow Diverse Cymru on twitter and look out for the hashtag #LGBTWales