LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month takes place every February across the UK and highlights the past struggles and achievements of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people with the aim of promoting and advancing equality and diversity for all.

As a Stonewall school Millthorpe celebrates diversity and equality all year round with LGBT themed assemblies and participation in the Raise Your Rainbow day and York Pride Parade in June. See the LGBT at Millthorpe page for more information about our commitment to promoting tolerance, understanding and respect and the LGBT related support and advice available to students through our One 4 All project.

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Millthorpe staff and students take part in the York Pride Parade in June

For LGBT History month we are inviting students to take part in OutWord Bound, an LGBT-themed writing competition for young people aged 11 to 16. Entrants are asked to write a piece of fiction, non-fiction or poetry of up to 1,00 words, focusing on any aspect of LGBT life. Some ideas include:

  • The theme of LGBT History Month- Citizenship, PSHE and Law
  • Other LGBT history topics
  • Personal experiences
  • Coming out
  • Bullying
  • Equality and diversity related to LGBT issues

Please click here to download the OutWord Bound information pack. The closing date for the competition is Tuesday 28 February.

Events are taking place across York during February to celebrate LGBT History Month. Visit yorklgbthistory.org.uk for more information and a programme of events.