On Friday 22nd February UNISON and OUTreach celebrated LGBT+ History Month at Southend Borough Council. This year’s theme is about Peace, Reconciliation and Activism to raise awareness of the lives and achievements of the LGBT+ community.
2019 commemorates 50 years of activism since the Stonewall riots – a pivotal moment in LGBT+ rights and history. This gives us the opportunity to remember those who fought for our rights, and those who continue the fight around the world. It is crucial that the struggles and fights of others, to give us the lives we have today, are recognised. It is also so important that we understand the fights that are still continuing to happen, and still need to happen, to give people liberation and peace.
If you missed our stall last Friday check out the brilliant education and resource packs available at The Proud Trust website as well as our previous post featuring an LGBT+ history interactive timeline and downloadable wallchart: https://wp.me/p5UE6l-1kK