LGBT+ History Month 2021

One of The Inner Temple’s core values is to be progressive. We aim to develop a vibrant legal community whose members reflect the wider population. And we want to recognise and support those members of our community who have been oppressed and marginalised as a result of their identity. LGBT+ History Month is an opportunity for us to reflect on the work we have done so far, and the plans we have for the future such as:

  • Running Qualifying Sessions for students with a specific focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Running LGBT+ themed Qualifying Sessions, for example our residential weekend on trans rights and the law
  • Offering Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Training to all volunteers
  • Creating specific events for LGBT+ members and students to share their experiences, for example our In Focus event last year
  • Undertaking a comprehensive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultation, allowing members to share their experiences and informing our future activities

For LGBT+ History Month this year, we will be running a social media campaign, to chart the legal history of LGBT+ rights and the progress still to be made.

The Inn is enormously proud of our diverse membership, and works hard to foster a culture of inclusion and equity. LGBT+ History Month is a time for us to unite, across the entirety of our community, to treat the eradication of prejudice and discrimination as a shared responsibility, and to promote the role of the law in upholding the rights of marginalised groups.

If you have any thoughts, comments or views, please contact us at You can follow us and our Library on Twitter to see our LGBT+ History Month campaigns.