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LGBT History Month

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month is celebrated in February in Britain, but our work to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continues throughout the year. The theme this year is religion, belief and philosophy, and the designer of this year’s logo says 'The inspiration behind the badge design came from the phrase “leap of faith”. I chose this phrase because I believe it is a very powerful and personal message. It is about believing and having faith, both in one’s religion, and in oneself. It represents a risk we take for a better outcome and future, a push forward in acceptance and tolerance within and towards to LGBT community, and the strength it can take to come out as a homosexual, bisexual or trans person.'
Emma Louis, Head of Diversity & Spirituality writes:

The ‘theme’ being highlighted during this year’s LGBT History Month is LGBT and Religion, Belief and Philosophy. The multi-faith Spiritual Care Team is proud to be part of a Trust that marks LGBT History Month. Taking an inclusion approach and affirming people in who they are, and the life journey they are on, is something we all feel strongly about as a Team. It inspires us in our work of spiritual and religious care and is about putting our Trust values of dignity and respect into practise.

In our resources section below are two useful leaflets. One explores a bit about the history of the relationship between LGBT issues and faith/beliefs in what we feel is a really helpful way. The other is a list of faith-based LGBT organisations that provide support and information for people wanting to explore more about a particular faith and LGBT issues.

You may also want to take a look at the video My super amazing mum explains what homosexuality is to parents! A Sikh man and his story about coming out to his parents.


If you’re interested in finding out more about what the Trust does to support LGBT staff, patients and carers, or you would like to be included in the LGBT Staff Network (open to ALL staff and volunteers with an interest in LGBT issues), please contact Bobbie Petford on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view ';document.getElementById('cloak9c99a40885022a6a671716c4d19bef5e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text9c99a40885022a6a671716c4d19bef5e+'<\/a>'; or 07919 392871