Happy Pride month!
Every June, in the month where the famous 1969 Stonewall riots occurred in the USA, we celebrate pride month and this year marks 50 years since the first Pride march was held in the UK.
Pride month is a time where we celebrate people across the gender and sexuality spectrum, highlighting that no-one should feel ashamed to be their true self.
This year, our goal is to explore the spectrum of identities housed under the LGBTQ+ umbrella through the lens of the ‘Genderbread person’.
Starting from Monday 6th June we will explore a different aspect of LGBTQ+ identity each week, so keep a look out for weekly updates on our social media channels @LancsHospitals.
If you visit one our hospital sites throughout the month, you may also see that we will proudly be demonstrating our support for Pride month by flying the Progress Flags throughout the month of June.
Our Library service also has a selection of books by LGBT+ authors or on related themes which you will be able to find online, or in our Library if you have a patient membership.
Help and support:
- Lancashire LGBT (lancslgbt.org.uk) - A registered charity working across Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) people.
- Government equalities office
- LGBT Action Plan
- LGBT Switchboard – A helpline that provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.
- LGBT Foundation – LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. They also work with healthcare and other professionals to help make public services more accessible and inclusive for LGBT communities.
- NHS England Equalities and Health Inequalities Hub
- Stonewall – Stonewall is an LGBT charity focussing on empowering individuals, transforming institutions, changing hearts and minds, and changing and protecting laws
- Mermaids – Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.
- Gendered Intelligence – Gendered Intelligence is a trans led charity who work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.
- Opening doors – Opening Doors London (ODL) is the biggest charity providing information and support services specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) people over 50 in the UK.