LGBTQ+ History Month - The Inspirational Names We're Celebrating This Month


February marks the first annual LGBTQ+ History Month. This is all about celebrating and sharing inspirational stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.  It is a great reminder to the world of those influential LGBTQ+ members that should never be forgotten. 

Here are three inspiring people whose voices we want to share with you this month, both past and present. 

What does LGBTQ+ stand for?
It represents the community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (or questioning their sexual identity). It’s very important to educate yourself, regardless of your sexuality. We are all human and everyone deserves their right to love. Remember, LOVE IS LOVE and at the Miss Photogenic HQ we want everyone to #JoinTheSet.

Munroe Bergdorf

LGBTQ+ History Month - The Inspirational Names We're Celebrating This Month

Munroe a trans activist and model from the UK, whose work focuses on ending transphobia
Murore, a LGBTQ+ famous activist has faced more than her fair share of criticism. But, still she persisted; once being an advocate for UN Women UK, to working as the LGBTQ+ Editor at Dazed Beauty, Munroe is now established as a key figure in the gay-rights movement.

Marsha P Johnson

LGBTQ+ History Month - The Inspirational Names We're Celebrating This Month

Marsha P. Johnson, is an African American transgender woman - an LGBTQ rights activist.  A very outspoken advocate for trans people of colour.
This week it was announced that a state park in Brooklyn will be named after Marsha P. Johnson, who was a prominent figure in the 1969 Stonewall Uprising  - she dedicated her life to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights. Marsha was black, gender-nonconforming, and very poor. When Marsha was alive, living outside of the mainstream was criminal - sodomy only got downgraded by the New York State from a felony to a misdemeanor in 1950. So, to call Johnson brave would be an understatement - her legacy will live on.
LGBTQ+ History Month - The Inspirational Names We're Celebrating This Mont
 Barbara was a prominent American LGBTQ+ rights activist and was very much involved in presenting positive literature about homosexuality to raise awareness and educate people.  A well-known member of the American Psychiatric Association movement to drop homosexuality as a mental illness in 1972. 

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