Faces of 2018The theme of this year’s LGBT History Month is ‘Geography: Mapping the World’. It seeks to focus on the total global importance of LGBT equality, highlighting people from around the world who face daily challenges to their identity.

This year the four faces of LGBT HM are people whose lives have laid the foundations for today’s community, and whose struggles against discrimination and abuse provide a reference point for the many still ongoing campaigns for equality raging around the world.

One place where it is still illegal to be gay is Jamaica, the birthplace of poet Claude McKay – one of this year’s faces. The other faces of 2018 are Welsh author Jan Morris; London-born Kate Marsden, who travelled to Siberia to try and cure leprosy; and American activist and rainbow flag designer Gilbert Baker, who sadly passed away last year. Find out more about McKay, Morris, Marsden and Baker at lgbthistorymonth.org.uk

 

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