February is LGBT History Month, and this year with it being the year of the Young Person, the Scottish Government has launched “When We Were Young”. It is encouraging us to look at previous generations of LGBT young people and how experiences have evolved over the years, or we could bring together the young and the young-at-heart to celebrate the ways in which Scotland has changed. There are a number of events taking place across the country to celebrate LGBT History Month please Click Here to find out more.
As part of LGBT History month you could also take part in Purple Friday which is held on the last Friday of the month (Friday 23rd). Purple Friday aims to stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and allows a platform for you to show your support for LGBTI equality.
Purple Friday was first celebrated in Canada in 2010 and purple signifies the purple stripe on the LGBT Rainbow flag which stands for spirit. In Scotland, Purple Friday is in support of LGBT Youth Scotland and we ask you to take action, stand for equality and inclusion, and help us make Scotland the best place for LGBTI young people to grow up.
Click on this link Click here to down load a participation guide on what you can do to support LGBT History Month.