Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 7th February, 2019
History shows huge advances in the fight for equality for LGBT+ people, but there is still much to be done before true equality is seen. Much of the progress towards equality has only taken place in the last 50 years and in the UK we have made notable progress, however, in many countries same sex relationships are still not allowed.
There are over 70 countries where being gay is illegal and more than 10 countries where being gay is punishable by death. We still live in a world where holding someone’s hand can provoke vulnerability, instead of promoting love and reassurance!
Key dates after 2010 show how much is changing, but until very recently things were very different for the LGBT+ community.
A history wall chart can be viewed and printed for display in your service area – download available here.
This Youtube video provides a brief five minute tour through LGBTQ+ history and the fight for equality. It provides an informative background on why Pride marches are so important and why LGBT History Month is so needed and is celebrated across the world.