D&G College Celebrates LGBT History Month

Dumfries and Galloway College has celebrated LGBT history month at its Stranraer and Dumfries campuses.

The month, which brings previously ‘invisible’ life stories of LGBT people to everyone across our community, saw a series of events taking place across the college.

Pink Saltire, a national awareness raising organisation, loaned the college their LGBT History Timeline exhibit which was on display from 28th January until the February mid-term holiday.


The timeline was first shown in the Kaleidoscope area in Dumfries before being moved to be displayed at the Stranraer campus.


The month-long celebration was opened at an event in Zest Restaurant at the Dumfries campus, held in partnership with LGBT Youth and D&G Youth LGBT+. Attendees were served rainbow nibbles, listened to invited speakers, and were able to view the LGBT timeline.


Stranraer also held a launch event which was run together with D&G LGBT+ and allowed those present to see the exhibit and celebrate the opening of the local D&G LGBT+ Drop In Centre.  Students and staff met some of the team and volunteers who will be providing the drop in service.

Dumfries and Galloway College is proud to support and celebrate LGBT history month and is dedicated to ensuring that its campuses are places in which the entire college community feels safe, welcome, and appreciated.


Principal Joanna Campbell said:


“We are delighted to support LGBT history month across our estate and to welcome all those who work so hard to celebrate our diverse community to our campuses.

“Our LGBT students contribute so much to our community and all of us are proud to stand with them as they celebrate the progress that has been made.

“Events such as those we have held at our campuses help to remind us all that while there was been a lot of progress, there is much work still do be done to ensure equality, and that each of us has a responsibility to do what we can to help.”

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