Next year’s annual observation will celebrate LGBTQIA peoples’ contribution to cinema
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA PEXELS
LGBT+ History Month is an annual observation that takes place throughout the month of February and aims to: increase LGBTQIA visibility and awareness, make institutions safer for the community and promote the welfare of LGBTQIA people.
Yesterday (24 November) a theme launch event took place at the Cinema Museum in London, which was followed by a private screening of, Legendary Children [All Of Them Queer], a film about 50 years of Pride in the UK with Rob Falconer the producer and director.
To launch next year’s theme, Professor Emeritus Sue Sanders, co-founder of LGBT+ History Month and Stuart Milk from the Harvey Milk foundation were joined by a panel of experts to introduce both the themes and faces for 2023.
And the theme is … #BehindTheLens.
Film buffs will particularly love this one as it celebrates LGBTQIA peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens. From directors and screenwriters to costume designers and beyond.
Thank you to everyone who came to the LGBT+ History Month 2023 Theme Launch in person or online.— LGBT+ History Month 🏳️🌈 (@LGBTHM) November 24, 2022
We can’t wait to see what you will do in February for #BehindTheLens.
And in the words of @suesanders03
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