Happy LGBT History Month 2012. Find out more about LGBT history and its importance.
LGBT History Month 2012
The yearly, month-long dedication to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history is held during February in the UK. The month coincides with the celebration about the abolition of Section 28 in 2005, meaning schools can now discuss LGBT freely.
In the UK, the month began in 2005 and continues to tackle prejudice against the LGBT community by raising awareness and combating stigma.
Last year saw a lot of positive steps in the right direction:
– David Cameron announced that discussions were underway to find “how, not if” to have civil marriage for LGBT couples in the UK.
– The UN passed a resolution supporting LGBT rights, for the first time.
– The ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy was repealed in the United States last year and Hilary Clinton gave her compelling speech in Geneva, stating that LGBT people deserved, “The full measure of liberty, the full experience of dignity, and the full benefits of humanity.”
More on 2011 for LGBT here.
LGBT History Month in the United States is celebrated in October, which coincides with their National Coming Out Day on 11th October.
We salute the LGBT members of the burlesque community, whom there are many for continuing to push boundaries and buttons as only artists can.
Find out more about trailblazer Satan’s Angel.
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
(Main image from Artrix)