February 1, 2021

February is the month we celebrate LGBT+ History.

It is a month-long, annual celebration and remembrance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.

This year’s theme is ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’, each year ‘Five Faces’ are chosen to represent the theme of LGBT+ History Month.

The 5 selected LGBT icons for this year are:

  1. Maya Angelou – renowned poet and internationally recognised civil rights activist,
  2. Mark Ashton – a community activist and founded Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in 1984.
  3. Michael Dillon – a British physician and the first Western European to be ordained a Buddhist monk.
  4. Lily Parr – an English professional women’s association football player and is the only woman to be an inductee in the English Football Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum.
  5. Mark Weston – one of the best field athletes in the 1920s.

We will be posting more information about these icons over on our social media pages throughout February.

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There are also a huge variety of other virtual events happening throughout February to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, you can find them here.