Friday, 1 February 2019 marks the beginning of LGBT History Month in the UK.
Across the region there will be events celebrating the achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people from around the world and promoting education about the issues which still affect the LGBT community today. It is also a festival of equality.
LGBT History Month plays an important role in raising awareness of the prejudice and discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face in their everyday lives, and in helping to break down barriers to equality of opportunity.
Why do we need to do this?
Education is paramount in eliminating prejudice against all minorities and a stated aim of LGBT History Month is to “educate out prejudice” while “celebrating the diversity of society as a whole.
The University Hospital of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust embraces the diversity of its employees, patients, visitors to the Trust and celebrates LGBT History month with the flying of the LGBT Flag.