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The latest on LGBT History Month

New this month for LGBT

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New support Group
Kelly, vice chair of Transgender Charity GlosCats, would like to announce a new transgender support group ‘Glos parents of gay and trans youth’.

The group is on Facebook for the parents of gay and transgender children and was started by parents to ensure that parents or guardians as well as children had support.

For more info either contact Kelly at kellyjay.jt@gmail.com or go to their Facebook page ‘Glos parents of gay and trans youth’.

New LGBT reading Group
The first meeting will be held on 28th March at the Quaich Pub in Cheltenham at 7.30pm, and then on the last Monday of every month. All literature chosen will have an LGBT theme and discussion will be encouraged. Please email rachelburgin@hotmail.com for more information.

Did you know…

  1. The first London gay march took place in 1971 and was organised by the Gay Liberation Front, a year before the first London Pride march. There was a small rally in Hyde Park and a march to Trafalgar Square. About 200 people took part.
  2. ‘Heaven Under the Arches’ opened in 1979, and is London’s largest and longest running gay night club. It is situated under the arches of Charing Cross Station and was owned by Richard Branson for many years. It is now run by Jeremy Joseph of G-A-Y night club.
  3. London Bi Group (commonly LBG) was the first modern social / support group for bisexual people in the UK. Its first meeting was on 1st September 1981.
  4. Stonewall Equality Limited, generally referred to simply as Stonewall, is a British LGB campaigning organisation. It was founded in 1989 by a small group of women and men who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act.
  5. The Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Voluntary and Community Organisations, also referred to as the LGBT Consortium, was set up in 1998 to include lesbian, gay, and bisexual organisations; trans organisations were added in 2003.

Ref: http://www.lgbtarchive.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Timeline_of_UK_LGBT_History#21st_century

 
 
 

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