Illustrated Q and A with Harry Woodgate

We've been celebrating LGBT+ History Month with illustrator and alumna Harry Woodgate who has been illustrating your responses to the question:
'Which LGBT figure, past or present, do you find the most inspiring, and why?'
Harry has selected 4 responses to illustrate which we're sharing on our social media channels @UniHertsArts and we'll be sharing them here too!
Thank you for all your wonderful suggestions.

Harry’s first illustration celebrates Alok Vaid-Menon nominated for their advocacy work degendering fashion.

Alok Menon illustrated by Harry infront of a purple background in a yellow circle

The second illustration highlights Dr. Ranj for giving informative advice about Covid-19.

DR Ranj, smiling wearing a pink coat in front of a yellow background

Sappho, an Archaic Greek poet, is celebrated for being the first female poet in literary history to be queer.

Poet Sappho holding pen and book, with crowned braids wrapped around hair

Lastly, American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate Laverne Cox for how gracefully she handles being a public figure.

Laverne wearing a baby blue dress in front of a blue background


About Harry Woodgate

Harry Woodgate is a freelance illustrator and author based in St Albans, UK, working with clients across editorial, publishing and advertising sectors.

They love using bold colour and exaggerated perspectives to explore topics including psychology, LGBT and queer identity, environmental and political activism, as well as the importance of creativity in our communities.

They graduated from the BA Illustration course at Hertfordshire in 2019, and have worked with clients including The Sunday Times, Penguin Random House, Andersen Press, V&A, and National Book Tokens.

www.harrywoodgate.com @HarryWoodgateart