Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month, 2nd February
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 Gay Liberation Front and Pride Marches
The Gay Liberation Front was an organisation created in London between 1970 and 1973. It joined a rapidly growing series of groups that internationally wanted to fight discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. Members wanted to show people that LGBTQ+ deserved the same rights as everybody else. The Gay Liberation Front went on to create London’s first Pride March in 1972.
Every year since 1972 London Pride takes place. Pride marches take part in various cities, and in recent years even Forest Gate has had its own event – “Forest Gay-te”. These events are an opportunity for the LGBTQ+ Communities to celebrate parts of LGBTQ+ culture, but also to protest against discrimination against them. They have been successful in changing many laws and attitudes all over the world.
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.