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March 2016

TACT Adoption Information Day

19/03/2016, 10:00 am til 12:00 pm

Are you thinking about adopting and would like to find out more? TACT’s adoption team invite you to join them at one of their information days to find out more about adoption. You’ll be able to talk through any questions that you may have about the process of adoption. Please call TACT’s adoption team on 020 8695 8111 / 0800 085 3864 or email adoptionduty@tactcare.org.uk if you’d like to come along or to find out more. Alternatively, you can fill in an enquiry form at…

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

31/03/2016

Dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The holiday was founded by Michigan-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the loss of transgender people to hate crimes, but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community. Definition from Wikipedia More…

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April 2016

Day of Silence

17/04/2016

The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating…

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May 2016

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & biphobia

17/05/2016

A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities An annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms. May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal, with 1600 events reported from 1280 organizations in 2014. These…

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Harvey Milk Day

22/05/2016

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk served 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. Despite his short career in politics, Milk became an…

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June 2016

LGBT Pride Month

01/06/2016 til 30/06/2016

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long…

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Stonewall Riots Anniversary

27/06/2016

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States... Read more on this from…

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September 2016

Alternative Family Week

13/09/2016 til 19/09/2016

Raising awareness about same-sex families and giving advice to LGBT wannabe parents Figures realised by the ONS show that in 2014 families come in all different shapes and sizes and that is certainly going to continue as single men and women as well as same-sex couple are exploring ways in which to start a family. Ten years ago the idea that a gay person could start a family was an unrealistic objective for many. I'm pleased that is changing. Alternative…

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Alternative Family Week

13/09/2016 til 19/09/2016

Alternative Family Week gives advice to would-be mums and dads, and will help raise awareness of different families through a series of events run by fertility experts and parenting networks. Learn more about the legal aspects of having a family, meet experts in adoption, go on a trip to the Zoo and more. For day-by-day events, visit www.alternativeparenting.co.uk/events.html or phone 020 7258 1777

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Bivisibility Day

23/09/2016
Worldwide

Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community.

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