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Highlights
LGBT History Month
Our next meeting
Rainbow Badges – we want to hear from you!
We're looking for a new Co-Chair
Upcoming hackathon
London Frontrunners
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Staff Disability Forum
Out and About – the events calendar
HIV, Stigma and Resistance
Pride in STEM - Out Thinkers LGBT History Month 2020
Bisexual Health Awarness Month
LGBTQ+ women's health event for International Women's Week
BFI Flare
International Transgender Day of Visibility
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Highlights
LGBT History Month
 

February is LGBT History Month. To mark the occasion, we are throwing two events at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

 

Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy some of our legendary rainbow cake, as well as meeting colleagues from the LGBT+ network.

 

We're also absolutely delighted to announce that on Wednesday 26 February, we will be joined by activist, former actor and Stonewall co-founder Lord Michael Cashman. Lord Michael will be joining us to talk about his career, his activism, his new book and what it was like to be part of the first ever gay kiss on British television on Eastenders in the 1980s.

 

You and your colleagues will also be able to sign up to receive one of our Rainbow Badges at our events.

  • 11am-2pm, Wednesday 26 February, Central Hall, St Thomas' 
  • 11am-2pm, Friday 28 February, Atrium 1, Guy's
Our next meeting
 

It’s the perfect time to get involved as we will be discussing plans for this year’s Pride, as well as other forthcoming LGBT+ network events.

  • Meeting: 5-6pm, Thursday 26 March, Emily McManus Lounge, Guy's
  • Social: 6pm onwards, Thursday 26 March, social event in The Vaults (staff bar)
Rainbow Badges – we want to hear from you!
 

How has wearing your Rainbow Badge opened up conversations with patients and staff?

 

We’re on the lookout for stories about the positive impact our Rainbow Badges are having on the Trust.

 

If you have a story to tell, we’d love to hear from you. Email: lgbtnetwork@gstt.nhs.uk

We're looking for a new Co-Chair
 

After several years as the Network's Co-Chair, Eric Pirozzoli has left Guy's and St Thomas' for new adventures at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. We'll miss Eric's hard work and dedication and wish him all the best for the future.

 

Jayne continues as Co-Chair, but if you're passionate about the needs of LGBT staff and patients and think you'd also make a good Co-Chair, why not put yourself forward?

 

If you'd like to express your interest in this completely voluntary role, please email lgbtnetwork@gstt.nhs.uk by Friday 28 February with a short supporting statement outlining why you're interested in the role and what you think you would bring to it. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like any further information.

Upcoming hackathon

The Trust is set to host the fourth of this series of hackathons, organised by the equality, diversity and inclusion team. It will focus on 'Recovery' and will look at what to do after an incident involving disrespectful behaviour.

  • When: 10am-12 noon, Thursday 12 March
  • Where: Burfoot Court Room, Guy's

If you’re interested in taking part, please email organisationaldevelopmentteam@gstt.nhs.uk to book your place.

 

London Frontrunners
 

Did you know London Frontrunners are an inclusive LGBT running club, who meet four times a week? Their Monday run starts The Castle Centre (SE1 6FG) which is equidistant between Guy’s and St Thomas’.

 

The first three runs with the club are free, so if you’d like to try it out before becoming a member, you can find more information at: https://londonfrontrunners.org/.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Staff Disability Forum
 

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Staff Disability Forum as they refresh their ambitions, branding and membership. If you are passionate about supporting staff who have a disability, or you have a disability yourself, come along to their next meeting to find out more:

  • When: 2-4pm, Thursday 20 February
  • Where: Seminar Room 1, Physiotherapy department, 3rd floor Lambeth Wing, St Thomas'
Out and About – the events calendar
19 Feb, 20
 
HIV, Stigma and Resistance

This LGBT History Month panel brings together academics to present their research on HIV, stigma, and activist/academic strategies of resistance.

 

Wednesday 19 Feb @ 6pm - 7.30pm

 

London School of Economics
CLM.4.02, Clement House
The Strand
London, WC2R 1DH

 

More information and tickets.

25 Feb, 20
 
Pride in STEM - Out Thinkers LGBT History Month 2020

Pride in STEM celebrates LGBT History month 2020. Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry, a dazzling array speakers will be delving into queer science history, and other fascinating technical subjects.

 

Tuesday 25 February @ 6pm - 9pm

 

Royal Society Of Chemistry

Piccadilly

London

W1J 0BA

 

More information and tickets.

01 Mar, 20
 
Bisexual Health Awarness Month

Bisexual Health Awareness Month takes place through March and is dedicated to raising awareness about the startling disparities that the bisexual community faces in terms of both physical and mental health.

10 Mar, 20
 
LGBTQ+ women's health event for International Women's Week

The aim of this event is to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ women’s health inequalities.

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the Mayor’s approach to health equality, and from a range of speakers including Professor Catherine Meads, Professor of Health, Angela Ruskin University, Vicky Hobart, Head of Health at the Greater London Authority, and interact with a panel of health professionals, chaired by Dr Ronx Ikharia.

 

Tuesday 10 March @ 10am - 1pm

 

City Hall

The Queen's Walk

London SE1 2AA

 

To express your interest in attending, please contact kiran.moritz@london.gov.uk

18 Mar, 20
 
BFI Flare

The BFI's annual LGBTQ+ film festival takes place from 18 - 29 March. 

 

The 2020 programme will be announced on 18 February.

 

More information.

31 Mar, 20
 
International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31 is a day to show your support for the trans community.

 

It brings attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community.