By Thom Senzee
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people have existed as long as humanity itself. We've made history and important contributions even in the face of societies that discriminate against us or pretend we do not exist.
In celebration of these lives and achievements, here are just a few of the notable LGBT figures throughout time who have changed the world for the better.
In honour of LGBT History Month, we remember the queer people who left their mark on the world.
The month of February sees the UK celebrating LGBT History Month, and in honour of the occasion, we’re shining light on at some of the trailblazing LGBTQ people who have come before us and left their mark on the world.
From those you know to those you don't, these are the queer people whose stories and struggles have shaped the LGBTQ culture and the community as we know it today.