February is LGBT+ History Month, to celebrate this, the Rainbow Flag has been raised on a flagpole outside of the Civic Centre.
In Wolverhampton, our aim is to celebrate and help to promote and educate people about gay rights and civil rights movement. It is a time to reflect on the past; the journey and troubles that the LGBT+ community have been opposed to, and to see how we can look to the future.
The background behind the Rainbow as symbol for LGBT+ Equality dates back to Gilbert Baker in 1978. It has had different variations with colours that have been added and removed. There is also a deeper meaning behind each colour of the rainbow:
For more information on LGBT+ History Month, please visit here.
In these unprecedented times, the Rainbow Flag has also been used as a symbol of solidarity and support for those involved in the fight against COVID-19. Due to being in a National lockdown, some of the plans that were being made as part of LGBT+ History Month, have been changed or cancelled, However we hope next year we will be able to celebrate properly.