Making LGBT Black History

Publish Date: 01/10/2013

October marks the start of Black History Month which remembers notable people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It’s important to recognise LGB and T people of colour and celebrate the diversity of our community.

In our resource ‘Aim High’ we celebrate successful LGB people and role models, including those of colour, such as John Amaechi, Stephen K Amos and Jackie Kay. 

There are lots of events happening in Manchester including FIERCE, ‘Zhe’, a play at Contact Theatre, and the Afristar Black History Conference 2013 – to name just a few. More events from across the UK can be found at www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk.

Manchester also plays host to Rainbow Noir, a safe space created for and by LGBT people of colour who meet once a month. For more information visit their facebook page here.

We've also just launched a interactive timeline charting the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community over the last 100 years. We are hoping to make this a 'live' timeline and enable people to add notable events. The timeline can be viewed here, if you have any additions you would like to add, perhaps charting LGBT black history email history@lgf.org.uk.