Dawn Butler MP celebrates LGBT+ History Month

This month is LGBT History Month. 

LGBT History Month is an important time to celebrate achievements in the fight for true equality, regardless of who you love.

It is also a time to raise awareness on issues still affecting the LGBTQ+ community and to promote reforms to build an inclusive system where LGBTQ+ people can achieve their full potential.

The 2024 theme is #UnderTheScope. I'm grateful for all our LGBT+ health workers dedicated to protect us, especially during the pandemic.

I am proud to have signed Early Day Motion 359 which reads as follows:

That this House recognises and celebrates February as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month 2024; welcomes this month-long celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history; notes that LGBTQ+ people have a long history of making incredible contributions to the UK; further notes that LGBTQ+ History month is much needed to challenge discrimination and educate; commemorates the progress we have made in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights and related civil rights through the past decades; further celebrates the increasing freedoms and equality afforded to the LGBTQ+ community in recent years; notes that there is still a lot of work needed to challenge discriminatory rhetoric and attitudes in society; acknowledges that hate crime against the trans community is on the rise and the LGBT community is still discriminated against in many areas of society; and pledges to fight for full equality for all members of the LGBTQ+ community to allow LGBTQ+ people achieve their full potential and contribute fully to society.