Celebrating LGBT history month

LGBT history month
The CWU has long campaigned for the rights of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and is once again proud to support LGBT History Month in the UK. Throughout the month of February events will take place around the country to commemorate and celebrate the lives of people who have played a role in championing equality for LGBT people in society.

An exhibition focusing on LGBT heroes is available to loan from the CWU, highlighting characters such as:

  • Alan Turing
  • Gareth Thomas
  • Anna Grodzka
  • Edward Carpenter
  • Sue Perkins
  • Sarah Waters
  • Jane O'Neil Buchan
  • Mandy McBain
  • The union's own LGBT Advisory Committee

Linda Roy
National equality officer Linda Roy commented: "The CWU is proud to be at the forefront of promoting LGBT rights and LGBT history. Our exhibition is an excellent opportunity for people to read up and find out about the excellent roles LGBT people have and continue to play in our society. We are committed to growing this exhibition so that it covers even more people and we would welcome sponsors who wish to have any particular characters highlighted accordingly."

Although free to hire, the CWU does ask for a voluntary donation. If any branches or institutions are interested in using the pull-ups please contact the department for more details on 0208 971 7238.

For information on events taking place throughout LGBT History month please visit the official LGBT History Month website.

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