Schools Out conference to launch LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month will have its official launch at the Schools Out conference, in London’s Drill Hall theatre, on Sat 6 Feb.

Always lively, entertaining and thought-provoking, the conference will include a DVD premiere, a panel discussion, a theatre performance, reports, presentations and workshops.

This year’s LGBT History Month, celebrated throughout February, will continue the theme of Education and Young People, and more schools than ever are organising special events, lessons and assemblies.

Today’s Independent newspaper* contained a Diversity supplement, produced in association with LGBT History Month, in which co-chair Tony Fenwick explained:
“Schools must become safer places, where all people are cherished for their diversity. The month provides schools with a reason to raise LGBT issues and promote equality.”

Last November, the British Museum hosted a pre-launch, which has already inspired a record number of events planned before February even starts. It also launched a ‘virtual trail’, on its website, of artefacts showing same sex desire and gender variance throughout history.

The theme for 2011 and the Olympic year 2012 will be Sport. LGBT History Month recently appointed rugby legend Gareth Thomas as a patron. He is already talking about an exciting joint project, to raise the profile of LGBT people in sport.

To attend the School’s Out conference, the fee is:
Students and unemployed £25
Retired £30
Individuals £50
Organisations £60
Booking through Drill Hall online (www.drillhall.co.uk) or by phone 020 7307 5061

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