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LGBT+ History Month at the Virtual Village Hall, February 2024   

February is LGBT+ History Month. At the Virtual Village Hall in February, you’ll find a programme of sessions that celebrate allyship, inclusion and representation, and which support this year’s LGBT+ History Month theme of Medicine – #UnderTheScope.

We’ll be joined by Laila El-Metoui from the Pride Power List and speakers from the Terrence Higgins Trust’s Positive Voices programme, GLADD (the Association of LGBTQ+ Doctors and Dentists), and the ADHD Foundation.

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Speakers: Dr. Tony Lloyd with Caroline Gillwood

In this session, Dr. Tony Lloyd explores recent research indicating why neurodiversity for LGBT+ people is double that of the general population and what this means in terms of cumulative cultural, educational and economic exclusion.

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Speaker: Dr. Kit Tigwell, GP and Co-Chair of GLADD

Celebrating the theme of this year’s LGBT+ History Month (Medicine – #UnderTheScope), Dr. Kit Tugwell, discusses the health needs of and inequalities faced by LGBTQ+ people, as well as the contribution made by LGBTQ practitioners to the field of medicine.

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Speakers: Jen Illman, Stephen Hart and Mark

Speakers from Terrence Higgins Trust will share their stories of living with HIV, and the journey from the height of the AIDS crisis in the 80’s to today.

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Host: Laila El-Metoui

Laila’s interactive session explores how to be a better ally to the LGBTIQA+ community and provides practical tips on inclusive language.

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