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Greystone Footbridge lit up to raise awareness of LGBT+ History Month

by KMBC

The Greystone Footbridge over the M62 in Huyton will be lit up (from Monday 24 to Friday 29 February) to help raise awareness of LGBT+ History.

Knowsley is proud to be supporting LGBT+ History Month which aims to educate people on the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community while promoting an inclusive modern society.

This year’s theme is ‘Poetry, Prose and Play’ and is in memory of Lyra McKee, a journalist who was tragically murdered in Derry in 2019. The month long campaign takes place every February.

2020 celebrates LGBT + role models from poetry, pose and plays in an effort to break down barriers and challenge misconceptions while also celebrating LGBT + creative success.

Cllr Jayne Aston, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Resources, said:

“We’re proud to help raise awareness of LGBT causes here in Knowsley and foster an inclusive environment across the borough.”

Co-founder of LGBT History Month UK, Sue Sanders said:

“LGBT + History Month was started back in 2005, to ensure the LGBT+ people, in all their diversities, are visible. We wanted to claim our past, celebrate our present and create our future.”

OUTing the Past, events which celebrate LGBT history, are held around the world throughout the year round. In the UK this culminates in a plethora of events in February for LGBT + History month. And on Saturday 22 February 2020, The Museum of Liverpool is hosting an OUTing the Past event.

For more information on LGBT+ History month visit the new LGBT+ History Month website.