For our staff, clients and wider networks, LGBT+ History Month is an opportunity to share the rich and diverse history of the LGBT+ community and is a chance for everyone, no matter their identity, to learn more.
At The Forward Trust, we are celebrating LGBT+ History Month in our services and across the organisation, showcasing the amazing work of our staff providing care for the LGBT+ community in our services. From running LGBT+ recovery groups to wearing Pride lanyards, our teams are working towards making The Forward Trust an inclusive, welcoming and caring place where anyone can access support.
Internally, our employee resource group are sharing recommendations for books and podcasts to encourage staff to take time to listen to LGBT+ peoples’ stories and learn about the history of LGBT+ people’s rights in the UK. Forward staff will also be taking part in a film club, watching and discussing the 2014 film Pride later in the month.
Most importantly, whilst we take time to recognise the achievements of the people who have helped fight for LGBT+ rights in the past, we are also having conversations about how we can make our services and workplaces more inclusive going forward. This February, staff will be taking part in LGBT+ training, running workshops in prisons and taking time to learn from our clients and colleagues in the LGBT+ community.
Here at Forward we are proud to provide a dedicated, year-round service for anyone.
You are free to be yourself, without fear of judgement or stigma.
Forward is a safe place for everyone.
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