Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month, 15th February

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Posted on 15th Feb 2022

This month we will be focussing on the History of the LGBTQ+ Community.  We will be posting daily facts that are associated with people and communities that are part of a minority sexuality or gender identity.  We hope you learn something that you didn’t know before about LGBTQ+ History!

The first LGBTQ+ Head of Government

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the first known LGBTQ+ head of government as Prime Minister of Iceland in 2009.  There have been rumours about many other historic heads of government and for some there is significant evidence, however Johanna is the first leader to officially be LGBTQ+. 

Johanna Siguroardottir

During her time as Prime Minister, at one point she had a 73% approval rating, proving that in Iceland sexuality is not an obstacle to achievement in politics.

There are many LGBTQ+ politicians in England who have held positions of great importance.  If you click on the link below you can find out about LGBTQ+ MPs.

Find out more: LGBT Politicians in the UK


If students would like to discuss any of their needs regarding sexuality or gender identity then they can speak with any trusted adult at Stratford School Academy.  Students can also contact Childline on 0800 1111 and be referred to sexuality and gender specialists.