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It’s the last day of LGBT History Month

We hope you’ve enjoyed the events that have taken place throughout the month.

LGBT workshop

The LGBT workshop was very well attended on 24th February and lots of new ideas were discussed. Feedback will be available soon. Please check back here for more information.

Alternatively, please contact Lillie Rowe, Community Engagement Officer (Inclusion), for a copy of the workshop outcomes and forthcoming activities 01242 775205 or email

Did you know…

1. Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was an anti-gay piece of legislation, which came into law on 24 May 1988 and was repealed on 21 June 2000 in Scotland, and on 18 November 2003 in England and Wales (it did not apply to Northern Ireland).

2. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 introduced civil partnerships in the United Kingdom. Civil partnership provides essentially the same rights for same-sex couples under the law as marriage.

3. The Gender Recognition Act 2004 allows people to legally change their gender from male to female or vice versa.

4. Diversity Role Models (DRM) is a charity to combat homophobic bullying in schools. Founded in 2011, DRM works to prevent homophobic bullying in schools by educating all students about differences in sexuality.

5. Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013 came in to force in 2014.

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