LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month is an interntional celebration, which as of today exists in more than 20 countries all over the world. The aim is to engage people and create enthusiasm for LGBTQ+/queer history. 

LGBTQ+ History Month was first celebrated in the US in 1994. Since then, many countries have established their own LGBTQ+ History Month: amongst them the United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Armenia, the Netherlands, Italy, Cuba, France, and Uganda. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), which is an economic and political association of countries in Southeast Asia that currently has ten member states, also organizes an LGBTQ+ History Month.

Responsible for the organizing of the LGBTQ+ History Months are a variety of people with an interest for sharing knowledge about queer history; amongst them are historians, teachers, organisations, activists, archives and other cultural institutions. 

In 2022, an international committee for LGBTQ+ History Months was established. The mission of the committee is to share knowledge, support existing LGBTQ+ History Month projects, and to encourage new LGBTQ+ History Month projects around the world.

For more information on the international committee, and the history of the existing LGBTQ+ History Months, please see the new webpage: