28 Feb LGBT+ History Month
Why LGBT+ History Month mutterers!
February was LGBT+ History Month across the world. Here at Jo Richardson we marked the event with assemblies for Year 7, KS3, KS4 and KS5 as well as seeing Main Street and the entrance from Castle Green decorated with Rainbow Flags. Students spoke in assembly about why they felt LGBT+ History Month mattered and how treating people equally is really important.
Majid in Year 7 said: “A quote I like is ‘Don’t ever be afraid to show off your true colours’. The meaning is that you shouldn’t be afraid of who you are.”
Nifemi in Year 7 received spontaneous applause for her comments: “It doesn’t matter what sexuality or age or skin colour we are. We are all humans. We all bleed red blood if we cut ourselves, therefore we are all considered as a person in this universe as well as us all being different on the inside as well as out – no two people are the same. I like to consider life as a book, our book of our life. You write the pages, you decide the plot, you’re the main character. So fall in love with whomever you want because at the end of the day – no one can stop you. So write these pages because you can be whatever you want to be, and you can love who ever you want to love.”
If anyone wants to support LGBT+ people at JRCS, or if they have questions or want to find help, come to JRCS Pride, Wednesdays 1:30pm in MS2 or find Ms Harland.
Head of Media Studies