Islington gets ready for LGBT month

Islington will host a series of gala events throughout �February to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) History month.

The calendar features literary, educational and social events and �promises to be one of the �biggest in the UK.

The programme kicked off on Friday with a re-enactment of the trial of Islington playwright Joe Orton. With partner Kenneth Halliwell, Orton got six months �imprisonment for stealing and defacing books from South Library, in Essex Road. Other highlights include art exhibitions, discussions on homophobic and transphobic bullying and a masked ball.

Cllr Catherine West, leader of Islington Council, said: “We are proud to continue our support for the borough’s LGBT community during LGBT History Month.”