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. 



Upcoming events:

LGBT+ Game Changers

February 15th, 6pm on Zoom: Join UJS and Keshet UK for a Zoom session tailored to LGBT+ Jewish students. Sign up here!

There are also in-person events on campuses near you! Get in touch to find out more.



Here are some online and printer-friendly resources to use for your JSoc!

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Previous events:


Then & Now

For LGBTQ+ History Month, we took a look at our own UJS history, and how things have changed in recent years. Watch the facebook livestream for a conversation for Ella Rose, former UJS President, and Joel Rosen, current UJS President to discuss Jewish and LGBTQ+ identities, representation, intersectionality, and how UJS is changing. 


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 JSoc, orthodox or reform, or somewhere in between! Watch this livestream to learn from Jewish LGBTQ+ students about how to make our spaces welcoming, inclusive, and accessible.

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