February marks the beginning of LGBT History Month 2021, an annual month-long celebration of the LGBT+ community and a time that is used to raise awareness of issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people.
This year’s theme for LGBT History Month is ‘Body, Mind, & Spirit’.
Information and resources:
You can find out more about LGBT History Month, including how it’s being celebrated this year and upcoming events, here: LGBT-History-Month-21
Mind, the charity for better mental health, offers a wealth of information to support the mental health of the LGBT+ community which can be found here
Stonewall, the UK’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans charity, campaigning for ‘acceptance without exception’. You can find out more about the charity, the work they do, and the support and information that they have to offer, here: Stonewall_Charity
Be Well Gloucestershire, a new campaign encouraging people across Gloucestershire to ‘Be Well’ and access support for their mental health and wellbeing, has a section dedicated to information about support available both locally in Gloucestershire and nationally. Find out more here: Be_Well_Glos_LGBT_Support
Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, provides information and support relating to HIV and sexual health. The first week of LGBT History Month corresponds with HIV Testing Week which aims to raise awareness about the importance of regular testing, help reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and those diagnosed late. You can find out more here: Terrence-Higgins-Trust