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LGBT+ History Month: Home

February is LGBT+ History Month and LLS is ready to celebrate!

LGBT+ History Month 2024 logo

Library and Learning Services are celebrating LGBT+ History Month. February is the month all over the world where we look at the history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other identities, otherwise known as LGBT+

Have a look at some of the resources we have put together that looks at the challenges and triumphs, supporting LGBT+ folks in UON, interesting LGBT+ historical figures, media representation, rights issues, and more below! We have also made an LGBT+ Reading List full of books, films and articles so have a look at some of the resources that UON have.


Medicine – #UnderTheScope

The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today.

We want to showcase the amazing work of LGBT+ staff across the NHS and in other healthcare settings, in providing healthcare, especially during the pandemic. Whilst still shining a light on the history of the LGBT+ community’s experience of receiving healthcare which has been extremely complicated leaving LGBT+ people still facing health inequalities even today.

What is LGBT+?

Representation and stereotypes

LGBT+ history and issues


  • Every year GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) release a report looking at the cultural landscape and positive representation of LGBT+ people in film and TV. You can read the full report, or have a look at the highlights; Media representation 2020 (~5 - 45 minute read)
  • Ru Paul's Drag Race has done a lot to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues in mainstream media over the last decade, although it has not been without it's criticism for handling of some topics.

LGBT+ films and shows

What does it mean to be Transgender?