Since 2014, York LGBT History Month have coordinated a packed programme of events each February. Our aim is to increase the visibility of LGBT people in history (LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bi and trans, but we take it to mean any non-heterosexual and/or non-cisgender identity). We want to raise awareness of the continued existence, contribution and diversity of LGBT people, reclaiming our past and working towards a better future. This year, we're working hard to put together a programme that's bigger and better than ever. But money is tight, and we need your help!
We're seeking donations to help us run the following events in particular:
We'd like to put on even more events - from t-shirt design to cake decorating - and the more we raise, the more we can do!
Our events are fun, social occasions for York's community to get together while celebrating LGBT history and learning untold stories. But we believe there's more to it than that. Raising awareness of LGBT history helps to foster acceptance in the present, and reminds LGBT people - however isolated they might feel - that they are part of a community across time, and they're not alone.
We hope you'll consider giving a donation to help us achieve that goal.
York LGBT History Month aims to increase public awareness of the place of LGBT people in history. (LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bi and trans, but we take it to include all non-normative/marginalised gender, romantic and sexual identities and intersex.) We coordinate a programme of events for LGBT History Month in York each February, and support schools to include LGBT history in the curriculum. Raising awareness of LGBT history helps to foster acceptance in the present, and reminds LGBT people - however isolated they might feel - that they are part of a community across time, and they're not alone.
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Donations to date
Number of donations
|Mink-Owl Tuckey||This is my top month of the year for getting out and feeling valued - why would I not help to get others access too?! Big Love to YLGBTHM team||£5.00|
|Rob||Good luck. Hope this isn't too late!||£10.00|
|Ali Heywood||Wishing you lots of love and energy for this year's events.||£20.00|
|John Jean Upham||£60.00|
|Izzy and Jess||Thanks for all your hard for of this! We're looking forward to it!||£50.00|
|Johan Bergstrom-Allen||Very worthy cause||£10.00|
|Gill Upham||Gluck mit dem Festival!||£20.00|
|Fiona||For a sensational month!||£20.00|
|Paul Upham||all the best with this, Kit -)||£20.00|
|Anonymous||Good luck with the Festival!||£10.00|
|Gareth Burgess||All the best!||£20.00|
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