At Great British Speakers, we’re here to help make your event a success. Using our awareness days calendar, you can easily plan ahead to ensure you secure the best speaker for your day.
Our corporate events calendar is also here to provide you with inspiration on ways you can help motivate your audience and/or employees this year.
Some of the biggest events on the Awareness Days calendar include International Women’s Day (March 8th) and Black History Month (October) – both of which have become pivotal events for raising awareness of equality, inclusion and diversity concerns within society, and within the workplace more specifically.
We also focus on the importance of Mental Health, with World Mental Health Day (10th October) and Mental Health Awareness Week (15th-21st May), as well as International Men’s Day (November 19th), which is a powerful reminder for men to take care of their own health and mental wellbeing.
We know, however, that there are many more important awareness days than those we’ve listed, and will continue to update our events calendar as often as possible to provide you with the latest events news and best topical speakers on the circuit. But no matter the event or occasion, our expert motivational and keynote speakers are here with key takeaways to ensure your event is one to remember.
So if you’re running an event this year and would like to book a speaker for the occasion, get in touch with our team at Great British Speakers.
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LGBTQ+ History Month, held annually in February, serves as a vital occasion to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion for individuals identifying with the LGBTQ+ community. The month-long celebration aims to increase visibility and awareness of LGBTQ+ people, their history, and their experiences, both in educational settings and broader society. By recognizing their contributions, advocating for their rights, and fostering inclusive workplaces, LGBTQ+ History Month contributes to a more tolerant and compassionate society.
One fundamental aspect of LGBTQ+ History Month is the spotlight it places on the achievements and struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout history. By acknowledging their accomplishments, the celebration combats the tendency to erase their presence from historical records. This recognition ensures that LGBTQ+ people receive the respect and appreciation they deserve for their significant contributions to society.
Education and awareness play central roles in LGBTQ+ History Month. Schools and educational institutions use this opportunity to teach students about the history, culture, and experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals. By incorporating LGBTQ+ topics into the curriculum, students develop a more comprehensive understanding of diverse perspectives and are better equipped to foster inclusivity in the future. Additionally, promoting awareness in wider society helps dispel stereotypes and prejudices, fostering a more accepting and empathetic community.
LGBTQ+ History Month also serves as a platform for advocacy and activism. By celebrating the month, individuals and organizations can raise awareness of the challenges and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people, inspiring action towards creating a more equal society. Advocates use this time to campaign for LGBTQ+ rights, striving for legal protections and equal treatment under the law.
The month’s celebration is particularly impactful for LGBTQ+ youth. By highlighting historical figures and role models from the community, young people can find inspiration and validation in their identities. This representation can significantly boost their self-esteem and provide hope for a future where they are embraced for who they are.
Workplaces can also contribute to LGBTQ+ inclusion by participating in LGBTQ+ History Month. Employers have the opportunity to educate their workforce, promote understanding, and create supportive environments. Organisations can consider creating an event and invite one of our inspirational LGBTQ+ History Month Speakers to attend, creating a stand out event promoting debate and discussion around the topic.
By implementing inclusive policies, providing LGBTQ+ awareness training, and offering resources, companies can ensure that all employees feel respected and valued.
Prominent during LGBTQ+ History Month are events that bring together LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. These gatherings foster a sense of community, promote solidarity, and empower individuals to advocate for positive change. The unity and support generated during the month extend beyond February, inspiring ongoing efforts towards achieving equality and acceptance.
In conclusion, LGBTQ+ History Month holds immense significance in British society. By celebrating the history, achievements, and struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals, the month-long event contributes to a more inclusive, empathetic, and understanding society. Education, advocacy, workplace inclusion, and community building are key elements that make this celebration a powerful tool for positive change. By recognizing and appreciating LGBTQ+ individuals, we can work towards building a society that embraces diversity and ensures equal rights and opportunities for all.
At Great British Speakers, we’ve worked hard to secure a varied team of diversity, equality and inclusion speakers, many of whom identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. They are frequently booked to give educational and keynote speeches on gender identity, sexuality and LGBTQ+ rights.
Matt Ellison is a thought-provoking, honest and educational transgender speaker. His personal experience as a trans man himself means those who hear Matt speak are inspired and encouraged to overcome any hurdles they experience, and to tackle adversity – either aimed at themselves or others – in their personal and professional lives. He covers the journey of a trans individual, medical interventions, social aspects of being transgender, equality rights and the legal implications of the Gender Recognition Act.
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If you’re holding an event for LGBTQ+ History Month, and would like to hire inspirational LGBTQ+ History Month speakers covering equality, diversity and inclusion speaker to share their story and improve workplace inclusivity, then do get in touch with Great British Speakers’ Jane Farnham and Steve Denison at +44 1753 439 289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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