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Events of LGBT+ interest

We are committed to embracing the diversity of all our residents and there are many events throughout the year to celebrate the contributions that LGBT+ people have made to all aspects of public life.

Event themes throughout the year

LGBT+ history month

LGBT+ history month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT+ community. It is also intended to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against the LGBT+ community.

See what events are happening as part of LGBT+ history month.

Each spring, agencies across the UK hold events specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prospective parents, as part of LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week.

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

IDAHO takes place on 17 May and is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities. It highlights that violence and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people must be tackled openly.


These celebrations throughout the world emphasize LGBTQ+ visibility and being proud of your identity.

London Pride / Brighton Pride

Anti-bullying week 

Taking place in November Anti-bullying week is an opportunity to raise awareness of homophobia especially amongst children and young people.