COLOURFUL flags are fluttering across Oxford to celebrate the city’s LGBTQ+ community.

February marks the national LGBT History Month, which encourages inclusivity and also aims to ‘educate out prejudice’.

The rainbow pride flag has been proudly flying above city landmarks, including Oxford Town Hall and various Oxford colleges.

The month has been held annually since 2005, and this year there are several events in Oxfordshire to mark the occasion.

Ark-T Centre in Cowley will host Proud Voices on Saturday next week, also as part of LGBT History Month.

It is being staged by My Normal, an arts-based project at the centre aiming to give young LGBT people a welcoming space to be creative.

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The exhibition opening runs from 2-4pm, featuring a short film screening and a collection of photos, objects and stories, and entry is free.

Earlier this month, Christ Church Cathedral announced that it will be running a series of services called Sacred, especially for members of the LGBT community.

The first will take place at 8pm on Sunday next week, when Oxford campaigner and Christian Jayne Ozanne will preach, and other services will run monthly thereafter.

Meanwhile, the Museum of Oxford is still running its exhibition 'Queering Spires - A history of LGBTIQA+ Spaces in Oxford' .

With spring on its way, organisers of Oxford Pride are busy preparing for this year’s event.

The festival week runs from Friday, May 22 and culminates with the parade on Saturday, May 30.

It has become one of the UK’s largest free Pride events, with about 8,000 visitors expected, and 2020 marks its 16th year.