On Thursday 15th November the LGBT History Month– Pre launch event comes to Bletchley Park! The annual event is normally held at a major London venue but we are delighted that the organisers have agreed that the 2012 event will for the first time be taken out of London and to the World Famous Bletchley Park, home of the WWII codebreakers and of course Alan Turing.
LGBT History Month is held every February with a general theme. 2011/2012 LGBT History Months naturally celebrated sports in the build up to the Olympics. In February 2013 LGBT History Month will celebrate Maths and Science. Alan Turing was one of the world’s greatest mathematicians and is seen as the forefather of modern computer science. Alan Turing was also the victim of post war homophobia and as a result took his own life in 1954 aged just 42 years old. 2012 is Turing centenary year and the world remembers his significant achievements. Whilst we will always remember what Alan Turing did for this country and indeed the world, we must never forget what this country did for him – That’s homophobia in a nutshell, fortunately we have moved and that’s now history – LGBT History.
Put Thursday 15th November in your diary and visit www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk now to find out more. This event runs from morning until the evening with lots going on so please join us.
Volunteers are required to help on the day so if you are able to offer a few hours here and there that would be very helpful.
Please register via the official LGBT History Month Facebook event for this which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/groups/430648450326447/
Celebrate LGBT, Celebrate History, Celebrate Bletchley Park, Celebrate Codebreaking, Celebrate Progress, Celebrate Diversity, Celebrate Alan Turing but above all – prepare to celebrate LGBT History Month during the