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Highlights
Christmas meet up - Friday 1 December
Pride 2018
Bowling – Friday 3 November
Our local LGBT+ forums
Trust Harmonix - our staff community choir
Stall at the “Staff thank you party”
Flu fighting
Out and About – The LGBT Forum events calendar
Gaywise FESTival
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest
Transgender Day of Remembrance
World AIDS Day Concert
World AIDS Day
LGBT Staff Forum Meet Up - Guy's Hospital
Human Rights Day
Pride in London
Welcome
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Highlights
Christmas meet up - Friday 1 December
 

Save the date – 5pm Friday 1 December at Thomas Guy Bar (Guy’s Site) for our annual Christmas get together. Meet the LGBT Forum and enjoy a mice pie and festive drink with us. It’s also a great opportunity to share any ideas you have for 2018.

 

 

Details of the bar http://gti/benefits/active-body/thomasguyclub/Bar.aspx

Pride 2018
 

This summer more than 100 staff members and straight allies from Guy’s and St Thomas’ marched at London Pride and attended UK Black Pride over the weekend of 8 and 9 July.

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Bowling – Friday 3 November
 

The NHS England LGBT+ Forum have made a booking at Palace Superbowl in Elephant and Castle on Friday 3 November at 6pm.

 

We will meet at the Rockingham Arms outside Skipton House for drinks beforehand at 5pm.

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Our local LGBT+ forums
 

If you live locally to Guy's and St Thomas' you may be interested in joining or attending events with our local LGBT+ organisations, details below.

 

http://www.wandsworthlgbtforum.co.uk/

http://www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/directory/lambeth-lgbt-network

http://www.southwarklgbtnetwork.com/

https://lewishamlgbtforum.wordpress.com/

http://www.southlondongays.org.uk

Trust Harmonix - our staff community choir
 

 

Join the Trust Choir - it’s free to join and there are no auditions and no singing ability is required. There are members from right across the Trust - hospitals and community services, and from most disciplines too - volunteers, students, administrators, nurses, medics, AHPs, scientific and support services.

 

It’s a fun way to relax, have a creative outlet and get to know colleagues form across the Trust.

 

We are keen for more members to join generally but are very keen to welcome male voices as they are underrepresented.

 

Contact info@breatheahr.org for more information.

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Stall at the “Staff thank you party”
 

The LGBT Forum had a stall at the Trust’s special thank you party that was held on Tuesday 12 September, in the marquee on the riverside at St Thomas'.

 

The Board and Executive team were there to enjoy music, food, entertainment and drinks to recognise the exceptional commitment and dedication of Guy’s and St Thomas’ workforce, to thank you for our response to the recent tragic events in the capital, and to celebrate our diversity, values and togetherness.

Flu fighting
 

Every year all staff are encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the flu to protect themselves, their patients and their families.

 

The annual flu campaign kicked off on 9 October and thousands of staff have already been vaccinated.

 

Want to find out where your local flu session is? Check the flu clinic agenda.

Out and About – The LGBT Forum events calendar
13 Nov, 17
 
Gaywise FESTival

London’s annual “All Arts, All Welcome” GFEST films, performances, visual art exhibition and debates invite you to share awesome LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) stories from all over the world. Organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, #GFEST2017 #ArtsProtest events will be running from Mon 13 Nov to Sat 25 Nov.

15 Nov, 17
 
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

15 - 20 November

 

Taking place at venues throughout east London, this alternative, not-for-profit festival includes gay and lesbian feature films, experimental art, interactive walks and wild parties. www.fringefilmfest.com

20 Nov, 17
 
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
01 Dec, 17
 
World AIDS Day Concert

World AIDS Day Concert hosted by the Pink Singers. 1 December, 19:30–22:30, St Pancras New Church, London.

 

The Pink Singers are both London's LGBT Community Choir, and the longest running LGBT Choir in Europe.

 

For World AIDS Day 2017 they are hosting a concert at St Pancras Church, Euston Road, where we will be singing a mixture of our core repertory and some teasers from our exciting January 2018 concert (hope to see you there too if you can make it). All the profits raised from both the ticket sales and the Bar on the night will go to the amazing National AIDS Trust.

 

DOORS OPEN at 7.30pm so you can get settled and buy a drink or two.

PERFORMANCE starts at 8.00pm

 

More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1811378579107607/

01 Dec, 17
 
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December every year since 1988. It is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

For further information visit the official website.
01 Dec, 17
 
LGBT Staff Forum Meet Up - Guy's Hospital

Each meet up starts at 5pm and is followed by a social event. 

All Trust staff are welcome. To join the forum and to find out more please email lgbtforum@gstt.nhs.uk or check out the Trust intranet page.

10 Dec, 17
 
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10 December every year.

The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For further information visit the official website.
07 Jul, 18
 
Pride in London

Saturday 30 June to Sunday 8 July 2018, with the Parade and main events on Saturday 7 July 2018.

The biggest day in London’s LGBT calendar is the annual Pride in London parade and street party. Bringing together hundreds of community groups, student unions, charities and campaigners, the parade route passes many London landmarks prideinlondon.org