To mark LGBT+ History Month this February  we have gathered together a selection of recently published, exceptional books which inspire and celebrate the LGBTQI community, raise awareness and educate society. And we have picked a couple of old favourites that you may have missed and we think deserve a shout out.

LGBT+ History Month is an opportunity to consider the history of gay rights within the civil rights movement, highlight the freedoms that have been won and to promote equality and diversity within our community.

Having begun in the US in 1994 the movement has since spread around the globe. In the UK LGBT History Month is celebrated throughout February to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28 (which prevented Local Authorities teaching the acceptance of homosexual relationships and homosexuality within a school setting).

This year the theme is #UnderTheScope and celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. Find out more about the lived experiences of LGBT+ healthcare practitioners, researchers and scientists working within medical services, and pioneers responsible for advancing health improvements and treatments across our society. You can find plenty of resources at including ideas for youth groups, lesson plans, wall charts and loads of online talks and events. 

And you can find school focused resources here that support the National PHSE Curriculum.:

Scroll down to find a full collection of LGBTQI+ books right across the age ranges - and find further books in our collection LGBTQI+ Children's Books celebrating Pride.