College hosts online celebration of LGBT+ History Month

Dumfries and Galloway College has held an online celebration to mark LGBT+ History Month.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 3:42 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd February 2021, 5:23 pm
Dumfries and Galloway College principal Joanna Campbell

Students, staff, representatives of the Students Association, LGBT Youth, and D&G LGBT+ collaborated to host the event which was designed to mark the accomplishments of unsung LGBT+ heroes.

Attendees also learned about the series of events being held across the south of Scotland region by the partner organisations.

LGBT+ History Month aims to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and this year’s celebrations follow the theme of “Body, Mind, Spirit”.

On a local level the college chose to adopt the theme of celebrating unsung LGBT+ heroes, to further highlight the individuals from the community who have had such a major impact.

The college event was well attended, with several participants highlighting examples of their own unsung LGBT+ heroes, and also brought together visitors from Police Scotland, Dumfries High, SRUC, the NHS, youth workers, and others from across the region.

The college’s Equality and Diversity officer Sue Livermore, Student Association president Bronwyn Brown, and vice-president Amy Farley were also involved in leading the rewarding and positive session.

The college, under the leadership of principal Joanna Campbell and her team, is committed to equality and diversity and wishes its many LGBT+ students and staff a rewarding, nourishing, and well-deserved LGBT+ History Month.

As a college community it is also dedicated to the welfare, happiness, and success of all its students and staff, regardless of their sexuality or gender identity.

Ms Campbell said: “At Dumfries and Galloway College we are very fortunate to have a hugely diverse college community and our LGBT+ students and staff make a special contribution to college life.

“LGBT+ people make such a huge contribution to our college and so it is entirely appropriate that we set aside time to appreciate them and their history.

“I would like to send my best wishes, and those of my team, to our LGBT+ community and to assure them that their college does, and always will, value and respect them.”