LGBT History Month is a chance to celebrate LGBTQ+ trailblazers who came before us, some of them you will recognise, others may be new. We encourage you to learn more about them and keep their stories alive. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as throughout the month we will be highlighting the lives and achievements of these truly extraordinary people, as well as pieces of queer cultural importance.
They represent the heights of activism and achievements in times and places that were much less welcoming of the rainbow spectrum that we see today. They represent diversity in the area of art, politics, technology, science, literature, music and the social sciences.
All have paved the way for us to follow and the terrain is much less difficult because of them. Some have been recognised very recently – Alan Turing is to be on the new £50 note and Anne Lister’s story has been shown to millions on television – but there are still numerous rainbow heroes whose lights have been extinguished. LGBT History Month is a chance to reignite them