LGBT+ History Month

We’re very proud of the diversity represented within our community and we are committed to championing, celebrating, and representing LGBT+ students, staff and alumni. The University of Hertfordshire is an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone to work and study.

LGBT+ History month takes place every February, and in 2021 we delivered an impactful programme of events and activities. Our programme was designed to improve awareness, education and understanding of LGBT+ history and the LGBT+ community. We wanted to create a space, where together we could challenge prejudice and drive positive change.

Over 800 places were booked across more than 25 events, including talks, panel debates, quizzes and bingo. We welcomed high-profile speakers including, Sue Sanders, chair of the charity Schools OUT UK and co-founder of LGBT+ History Month; Dame Inga Beale DBE, businesswoman and role model for inclusion; and Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL, LGBT+ activist and former Lord Mayor of Manchester. As well leading legal barristers, academics and researchers.

Thank you to everyone who took part, joined in and stood with us as we marked LGBT+ History Month.

On this page you'll find recordings of some of the events. Plus advice about where to find support and resources. We hope that by having this dedicated space, we can continue to be an advocate for our LGBT+ community all year round.

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Watch our recordings of the events during LGBT+ History Month at a time that suits you...

Our community

We're proud of our LGBT+ community. Hear from our alumni and staff as they share their journey and achievements...

Support and Resources

We've collated helpful and thought-provoking resources, from websites to podcasts. Plus find out where you can go to access support...

I have thoroughly enjoyed attending the interesting and thought-provoking events in this year's programme. I have gained a new understanding of LGBT+ history and immediately added my own Pronouns to my email signature after hearing from Chloe, Chair of the LGBT+ Student Society.

I attended the 'How to be an ally' workshop this morning and thought it was extremely thought provoking and empowering. Thank you for hosting such an honest and intimate event. Virtual conversations can be tricky to get going and I think your openness encouraged others to follow suit.