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A general debate on LGBT+ History Month is scheduled for Thursday 2 February 2023 in the House of Commons Chamber.

LGBT+ History Month was founded in the United Kingdom in 2004 by Paul Patrick and Sue Sanders. They are both co-chairs of Schools OUT UK, a charity that’s overarching aim is “to make our schools and educational institutions safe spaces” for the LGBT community. LGBT+ History Month was first celebrated in February 2005. The theme for 2023 is ‘Behind the lens’, which “celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens”.

The Debate Pack provides statistics on the UK’s LGBT+ population, an overview of the developments regarding UK legislation and the rights of LGBT+ peoples from 1533 up to the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in 2013, and legislative developments since 2014.


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