We are flying the flag for Pride 2021
If you are coming to Enfield this month make sure to pay a visit to the house where you will see the LGBTQ flag flying high.
The rights of LGBTQ+ people in Britain have come a long way in the last hundred years, but they didn’t come easy. It took the sacrifices of so many people who stood up for theirs and others’ freedom to simply be who they are.
We’ve gone from homosexuality being punishable by imprisonment or death, banned from being taught in schools, and diagnosed as a mental illness, to being celebrated in Pride parades and given equal marriage and adoption rights. Meanwhile, trans people finally have the right to legally change their identity and have started to be celebrated in their own dedicated Pride events.
'Discrimination is still very much prevalent in society, so awareness groups and political movements continue to be a voice for those who struggle. You don’t have to be part of an LGBT movement to fight oppression, though. Your awareness of what LGBTQ+ people have gone through and continue to experience and being supportive of LGBTQ+ rights is one of the most effective ways to help make LGBT oppression history'...Read more from the Hub Post, and find an amazing time line of LGBTQ History, we have come a long way, however there is still a lot to be tackled:
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Check out these clips, outlining the history and origins of LGBT (Please note that a couple of clips are American and they state the LGBT History month is held in November, in the UK it is held in February)
Please see the resources below:
Footage of the first Pride in New York 1970
British Library LGBTQ Histories Collection
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Inclusion For All (IFA) offers training and inspiration to teachers and school leaders to tackle homophobia and bullying.
London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) offers details of helplines and instant messaging support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities. LLGS also offer a free confidential helpline open from 10am–11pm
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Mermaids helps family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.
R U Coming Out inspires, supports and unites those who are living their lives either completely, or partially in the closet.
Stonewall is a national campaign organisation promoting gay rights and also provide a free information service.
Freephone information line is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm.
WOW Network helps LGBT women who feel too scared to come out at work. Support and guidance that is need to be able to be themselves at work.
We connect with our members across the UK, via social media, through social events and various Prides across the country.