24 January 2017
Be part of our campaign for LGBT History Month.
February is LGBT History Month. This year’s theme is Citizenship, PSHE and Law, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.
50 years ago:
– Male homosexuality was illegal in the UK
– Same-sex marriage was banned
– A person’s sex could not be legally changed from what was assigned at birth
– Lesbians, gay men and bisexuals could not serve in the armed forces and much more.
A lot of this has changed in the last 50 years.
To mark this History Month, we’re creating a campaign featuring quotes from people working in the Civil Service now, both in the LGBT communities and allies. We’d like you to volunteer to provide a quote talking about your experience of working in a more open, diverse and inclusive Civil Service.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!