LGBT+ History Month: support and resources
We’re committed to supporting our community in broadening their understanding and capacity for allyship during LGBT+ History Month. We hope you find this range of resources informative and empowering.
If you know of a resource which may enhance this listing, please get in touch.
Where to find support at Herts
If you need support during your time at Herts, you can contact Student Wellbeing, visit Herts SU's Advice and Support Centre or email the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion office.
Herts SU has an active LGBT+ Society which runs weekly regular events throughout the year. Follow the LGBT+ Society on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or contact them via email.
Staff at the University can also find support, guidance and information about our staff LGBTQ+ network and Employee Assistance Programme on our staff intranet, by visiting Herts Hub.
Whether you're a student or a staff member, you can also join our LGBTQ+ mentoring scheme where you can receive one-to-one personalised support to help you achieve your potential.
The University of Hertfordshire is an active member of the partnership of public authorities, working to ensure equality of opportunities and treatment of LGBT service users. Read the LGBTQ in Hertfordshire Guide for advice about wellbeing, sexual health, and housing. The guide also lists details of local services and support groups.
Further reading and media
UK LGBT+ History Month website
Explore this year’s national campaign and resources.
Mental health statistics: LGBTIQ+ people
The Mental Health Foundation details some interesting statistics about LGBTIQ+ people.
Herts Memories - LGBTQ+ History Month 2021 archive
A local archive of events and resources from LGBTQ+ History Month 2021 in Herts.
The National Autistic Society explores this intersectionality.
Autistic, Gender, & Sexual Diversity
Resources on the intersection between gender, sexual diversity, and neurodiversity.
BBC Sport's 2021 LGBT+ History Month celebration
Celebrating the achievements of LGBT+ athletes, and their impact beyond sport.
BBC Sport: Six LGBT+ sportspeople you should know more about
Six lesser-known LGBT+ sportspeople who made history in their respective sports.
Resources from mental health charity Student Minds
A range of resources on topics such as coming out and transitioning.
Education charity aimed at making schools safe and inclusive for the LGBT+ community
Information from charity Mind about mental health support for people who are
Film, TV and videos
The Importance of Normalising Queer Love
Ted Talk exploring the importance of normalizing queer love in public spaces.
A message from our University Chaplain in 2021
Watch the LGBT+ collection on Netflix
This includes Disclosure, The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson, Boys in the Band and fan favourites such as RuPaul’s Drag Race, Atypical and Schitt’s Creek.
Amazon Prime has a range of classic LGBT+ films
These include Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Milk, Pride, Moonlight, The Danish Girl and Blue is the Warmest Colour and many more.
A show which follows a group of LGBT+ characters during the 1980s AIDs crisis.
A look at life for young trans and non-binary people at the start of the 2020s.
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness brings a weekly exploration of queerdom in this interview-based podcast.
This podcast hosted by Alan Cumming and Chris Sweeney describes itself as ‘Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour’ but for an LGBT+ audience.
LinkedIn Learning courses
All staff and students at Herts have access to LinkedIn Learning. Activate your free account from a laptop or PC today, by entering your username and password.
You can choose to watch a selection of videos and if you complete a whole course, you can gain a certificate to add to your professional portfolio and show as evidence of your learning.
Suggested courses to take part in during LGBT+ History Month are:
Out and Proud: Approaching LGBT Issues in the Workplace