Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month, 1st February

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Posted on 1st 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!

Pride Flags - What are they?

There are lots of symbols associated with the LGBTQ+ Community.  One of the most commonly used is the Rainbow Pride Flag. This flag is used at LGBTQ+ events across the globe to celebrate the community.

There are a huge number of variations of the flag to place emphasis on different members of the LGBTQ+ Community. These include ones for lesbian women, gay men, bisexual people, transgender people, queer people, intersex people, people of ethnic minority backgrounds that are LGBTQ+ amongst many others. Some countries even vary the flags for their specific communities.

The flag we will be using as a symbol of LGBTQ+ History is the 1978 Rainbow Flag as it was the original design used to promote the rights of all people from gender and sexual minorities.

1978 Rainbow Flag


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.