LGBT+ History Month has been happening every February in the UK since 2005. The overall aim is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by:

  • Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT+”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community.
  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT+ community.
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities.
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT+ people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

If you are planning an activity for LGBT+ History Month, or an EDI event at any time of the year, please get in touch with the EDI Centre.

LGBT+ History Month in 2023

This year the theme is ‘Behind the Lens'. Here at Imperial, we are committed to creating a culture where LGBTQ+ people feel welcome, included and fully able to be themselves.

Find out more about the events taking place below. Imperial College Union also has a programme of events to celebrate the Month. 

2021 events

Meet the organisers of Imperial 600

Friday 3 February, 15.00 - 15.50 and Monday 6 February, 12.00 - 12.50

Imperial 600 is run by a team of staff and postgraduate volunteers from across the College. Come to one of these informal online meet-and-greet sessions to learn more about the network, who’s part of it, what they are planning for the rest of the month, and how they do it.

Friday 3 February: Click here to join the Teams meeting

Monday 6 February: Click here to join the Teams meeting

Belonging with Aneesha Bhumber

Friday 24 February, 12.30 - 13.30

Belonging is a series of candid interviews with minority ethnic students, academics and professionals sharing their experiences and insights in finding their sense of belonging. Join us for this special LGBT+ History Month edition of Belonging, featuring Imperial 600 co-chair Aneesha Bhumber as the guest!

Click here to join the Zoom meeting

Previous years

Events organised by Imperial 600 to mark LGBT+ History Month in the past include talks from people such as Amy Lamé, London's Night Czar, and Adam Zmith, co-host of "The Log Books" podcast.

For the 2020 theme, "poetry, prose and plays", Imperial hosted a panel discussion with YA authors Darren Charlton, Cynthia So, and Kay Staples, who talked about their experiences as LGBTQ+ writers telling LGBTQ+ stories for teenagers.

Banner for panel event about LGBTQ representation in YA literature