February is UK LGBT+ History Month. this years theme is Poetry, Prose and Plays. Many students don't realise that some of the authors they are reading in school are members of the LGBT+ community. This information can be so important to students who are questioning and exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
The people chosen to represent the theme of Poetry, Prose and Plays are
E. M. Forster,
Dawn Langley Simmons.
The entire year is dedicated to Lyra McKee who was a writer and journalist from Northern Ireland. On 18 April 2019, Lyra was fatally shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry.