February is the month of love in multiple ways. Not only does it have the universal
day for celebrating love, Valentine’s Day, but it has also become the LGBTQ +
Throughout history life has been difficult for people of certain sexualities, with there
being a lot of stigma, and sometimes even hate, towards people who don’t identify
as heterosexual. Not only this, but until recently people who identified as LGBTQ+
didn’t receive the same rights as ‘straight’ people. For example, it wasn’t until 2013
that same sex marriage was made legal in the UK, and there are still even some
countries that don’t allow it.
The world has come a long way, with people being much more accepting of those
who choose to identify themselves as LGBTQ+, however there is still much more
that needs to be done to ensure that everyone is treated equally and have equal
rights, and to change some of the negative attitudes and stereotypes held by certain
members of society.
Below are some key events and things that have happened which helped towards