February provides an opportunity to highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers and current and historic barriers to inclusion. It is a chance to present positive examples and tools that can help to develop a more inclusive culture within engineering for LGBT engineers.
In the UK, LGBT history month is celebrated annually in February to coincide with abolition of section 28 of the local government act in 2003 that made it illegal to ‘promote homosexuality’ in education.
According to research conducted by the Academy:
The Academy, working with InterEngineering (IE), the national network of LGBT engineers, will share information during February 2019 through a social media campaign. This will be shared on Twitter at @RAEngNews, using the hashtags #EngDiversity and #LGBTHM2019. The campaign will cover the following areas:
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