February is LGBT History month. In 2016 the theme is Religion, Belief and Philosophy
In the first of our special postings. Find out events on the official website as well as some useful lesson plans for educators.
Here are some good starting points for finding recommended resources for academic research.
On of the aims of LGBT history month is to combat continuing homophobia and discrimination
OutRight - formerly known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission works to campaign against this on an international scale. The documentation section of its website has reports on the situation from around the world. These include reports made to the United Nations
ILGA - International lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex association has weekly international news monitoring round ups.in 2015 it produced a map of lesbian and gay rights in Africa, in Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Amnesty International has an LGBTI section with recent news and reports
The European Agency for Fundamental Rights collects data and seeks to combat all forms of homophobia. Its website provides access to reports and information on projects.
United Nations reports by the High Commissioner on Human Rights . include the 2015 general assembly report. High Commissioner's report
to the Human Rights Council on discrimination and violence against
individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity (May
2015) - A/HRC/29/23
For the UK- Stonewall produces a workplace equality index which produces an annual ranking of LGBT workplace equality.It also publishes research on homophobic crime, discrimination and attitudes.
Favourite digital Archive
Wearing Gay History
a digital archive of American LGBT t-shirts. created by Doctoral student Eric Gonzaba who digitized the entire t-shirt collection of the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives in Indiana
T-shirts have been used to express gay identity, politics and pride as well as fashion. There are current 6 exhibitions including gay pride
alternatively browse the t-shirt map!