28 January 2022

February is LGBT+ History Month and the theme for this year is ‘Politics in Art: The Arc is Long’ from a Martin Luther King quote, exploring art, media, and politics and the changing attitudes towards LGBT+ people.

 

During the month we’ll shine a light on LGBT+ staff experiences, celebrate the importance of art in communicating the pain, beauty and significance in the fight for equality and how this all relates to Equality Diversity and Inclusion at work.

The start of our programme of events is below – more coming soon.

LGBT+ History Month Programme

LGBTQI+ NHS Networks - How to engage staff (closed meeting for ICS  members) - Thursday 3 February 2022, 12-1pm on Teams

Resulting from NWL ICS Network of Networks Meeting LGBT+ Networks and Allies will meet to discuss joint working and growing networks across the NWL ICS.

2022 Loudest Whispers presents: Politics in Art –LGBT+ Mixed Media Visual Arts Exhibition - 4 February to 31 March 2022.

Launch on 4 February 2022 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Old Diorama Arts Centre, 201 Drummond Street, Regents Place, NW1 3FE.

Learn Your LGBT+ Ps and Qs for LGBT+ Staff Network Allies – 12.30pm to 1.30pm on 16 February  (please note the change of date)

A informative session for allies on inclusive language and how being an ally supports colleagues in the workplace.

We are family: stories of LGBTQ+ people feeling at home – 3pm to 4pm on 21 February
There are lots of ways of thinking about family, from making babies to lifelong friendships. In this talk, Adam Zmith, a co-producer of The Log Books podcast, will share stories from the archive at Switchboard - the LGBT+ Helpline and dozens of interviews. Exploring the theme of family this LGBT History Month, expect stories from the pioneers of gay adoption, the unstoppable lesbians seeking sperm in the 90s, parents wanting to support their LGBTQ+ kids, and about the importance of chosen family. 

Social on 25 February

We’ll round off the month with a social for network members and allies on 25 February in the evening.