February is LGBT+ history month and there are events across the city to celebrate.

Brighton and Hove City Council is honouring the occasion by flying the inclusive rainbow flag from Hove and Brighton Town Halls and is hosting a range of events.

The theme this year is Behind The Lens and focuses on LGBT+ people's contribution to cinema and film.

It also encourages people to look “behind the lens” and listen to LGBT+ people's lived experiences.

Jubilee Library window gallery

From Monday to Saturday, February 25, there will be a window gallery in the city’s largest library.

Jubilee Library will host an exhibition called The Identity Project which is 84 portraits by award-winning British photographer and Brighton resident Chris Jepson.

Chris’s portraits will be displayed in ten windows of the library.

Each portrait shares what the subject feels is important to them, along with a short statement about their identity.

Portraits of Wisdom photographic exhibition

Currently, there is a portrait exhibition on display in the Jubilee Library’s foyer gallery.

It will be on display until Saturday, February 11.

This exhibition is a joint project between The Ledward Centre, its older LGBTQ+ people's meet-up group and photographer Stella Michaels.

Arts and crafts for families

There will be a free drop-in session at the Jubilee Library children’s area.

Families are invited to weave a rainbow, colour flags, make bunting and design badges.

This will take place on Sunday, February 12, from 11am to 3pm.

There are more events which can be found on the council’s website.

“LGBT+ History Month is an important event to celebrate the diverse lives of LGBTQ+ people, promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices still faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,” said Councillor Steph Powell, who co-chairs of the tourism, equalities, communities and culture committee.

“There are some fantastic events on across the city and I hope everyone has a chance to take part. Thank you to everyone involved in setting up LGBT+ History Month activities and keep these important messages in the spotlight.

“Brighton and Hove is a welcoming and open city. We support all our diverse communities, including our faith, BME, LGBT+ and disabled communities.

“We will continue to work collaboratively with our community groups bringing people together, building tolerance and standing against hate wherever we find it.”