LGBT+ History Month Resources

LGBT+ History Month Resources

LGBT+ History Month - founded in 2004 by Schools OUT - is celebrated every February across the UK. The theme for 2023’s LGBT History Month is 'Behind the Lens' - celebrating LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens. It’s also a chance to look ‘Behind the Lens’ and listen to LGBT+ peoples’ lived experiences, at a time when LGBT+ lives are often in the media. Here are some links and resources to help you make the most of the month!

Prayer and liturgy

Over the years, many churches and other faith groups have sent messages or produced resources around LGBT+ History Month - look out for more this year. Here are some highlights from the last few years:

  • The Methodist Church’s Dignity and Worth group produced this beautiful inclusive liturgy based on the lives and friendship of St Brigid and Darlughdach

  • Revd Canon Sarah Jones’ wrote a prayer on behalf of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff - there’s a video of it here

  • St Bride’s, Liverpool shared their liturgy for LGBT+ History Month, which was adapted from ‘Service of Communion: A Ritual with Salt’ by Carol Wise, Executive Director of the Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT+ Interests which can be found here.

Learning and reflecting

  • Read our stories from LGBT+ History Months gone by - from Pam about being part of a church becoming affirming, to Luke sharing a reflection on the parable of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast for LGBT+ History Month 2021 (16 min listen)

  • Use the month to look back at When the rainbow appears, a six-episode podcast based on an LGBT+ theology course

  • Read these reflections on LGBT+ History Month from Diverse Church


Check out this LGBT+ History Month events calendar for in person and online events ranging from meets up, plays, talks, campaigns, and - of course - drag queen storytelling. If you can get to London, why not visit Queer Britain, the first LGBTQ museum in the UK, which first opened as a physical museum in 2022.

For teachers

There are a wealth of options for use in schools and education more generally, here are just a few:

Happy LGBT+ History Month!