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LGBT History Month

LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual) History Month logoDuring February, Ryedale School marks LGBT history month.

What is LGBT History Month?

  • LGBT History Month aims to draw attention to both the past and the present state of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights, as well as the impact LGBT people have had throughout history.
  • This month aims to raise awareness of LGBT issues and also create a more open and accepting environment.
  • LGBT History Month was first organised in 2005 by Schools OUT (a group promoting equality for LGBT people in education) to celebrate the repeal of a government act known as Section 28.

The Student Council organise a range of activities and events that take place across the school to mark this event, including;

  • Poster competitions
  • Form time presentations
  • Informative posters around school
  • Assemblies
  • Form time activities
  • Displays around school

Student Council reps present to their peers about the importance of marking this event, the importance of diversity, about our values and about the important role that the LGBT community has played in British and world history.

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