This year marks the 19th anniversary of LGBT+ History Month, an annual celebration and remembrance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.

Crowds at Cheltenham Pride

The aim of LGBT+ History Month is to reflect on LGBT+ history, as well as think about what more can be done in the future to protect LGBT+ rights and promote equality and inclusivity.

This year’s theme is ‘Medicine – #UnderTheScope’ which intends to shine a light on contributions to medicine, including staff in the NHS and other health care providers, as well as highlight the LGBT+ community’s experience in receiving health care treatment. The theme encourages everyone to look ‘Under the Scope’ and listen to LGBT+ people’s lived experiences from LGBT+ people.

Cllr Flo Clucas, cabinet member for safety and communities, said: “This month is an opportunity to learn more, to understand more and be more together. Let's make it a great success.”

For more learning and how to get involved visit the LGBT+ History Month website.

Both the rainbow and LGBT+ flags will be flying from the Municipal Offices on the Promenade to mark the month.

Cheltenham residents and visitors can get involved with Cheltenham Pride which takes place this year on Saturday 18 May in Imperial Gardens. The event that celebrates building an inclusive community that unites Cheltenham and provides support for all members of the LGBT+ community. For more information of #CheltenhamPride 2024 visit the Cheltenham Pride website

Find the full details for Cheltenham Pride 2024 and a roundup of the successful 2023 Cheltenham Pride event.


Cheltenham Pride
A woman holding a LGBTQ+ flag

Pride in Gloucestershire and Cheltenham Pride Festivals are collaborating this year to bring you Cheltenham Pride on 18 May 2024, a LGBTQ+-focused, family-friendly event.



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