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LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual trans, and non-binary history, including the history of LGBT+ rights and related civil rights movements.

In the United Kingdom it is celebrated in February each year, to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28, a law that prohibited the "promotion of homosexuality" by local authorities in the UK. 2022 is also the 50th anniversary of the very first Pride March in the UK in 1972.  

There are several key reasons why it is important to learn and celebrate LGBTQ+ History. There are still many places around the world where LGBTQ+ people live in hiding and face persecution. By learning about our history and how we got here, we can help advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. It is imperative to learn about how far we have come, and how we won the fight to have equal rights for all enshrined in law. 

Here are some printer friendly resources to use for your J-Socs! (If you would like social media versions of any of these please click here to get in touch)

 

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Prideday Night Dinner

For LGBTQ+ History Month 2022, we're encouraging all our J-Socs to host Prideday Night Dinners! Click here to download and print out some of resources, and share them with your JSoc during FND!

Please reach out to Shayna if you have any questions about LGBTQ History Month or any of the events we're putting on this month.

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Then & Now

For LGBTQ+ History Month, we're also taking a look at our own UJS history, and how things have changed in recent years. Join us for a conversation for Ella Rose, former UJS President, and Joel Rosen, incoming UJS President to discuss Jewish and LGBTQ+ identities, representation, intersectionality, and how UJS is changing. You can watch it live on our Facebook on February 22nd, and the recording will be available afterwards!

 

Hear from Ben M Freeman for this insightful talk as part of Antisemitism Awareness Week!
Ben, inspired by his experiences with LGBTQ+ pride, aims to educate, inspire and empower Jewish people to reject the shame of antisemitism imposed on Jews by the non-Jewish world as well as non-Jewish perceptions of what it means to be a Jew. 
Calling all students, from big or small J-Soc, orthodox or reform, or somewhere in between! Join us this LGBTQ+ History Month to learn from Jewish LGBTQ+ students about how to make our spaces welcoming, inclusive, and accessible.

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