“institutionally ableist ” – Schools OUT’s Adam Lowe on the ME Scandal

Schools OUT UK Committee member Adam Lowe has made a stinging attack on the health system over its treatment of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Adam, an author, poet and journalist who himself suffers from the condition, compares the lack of knowledge and mistreatment of sufferers with the early ‘treatment’ of LGBT people and implies institutional prejudice. Contributing to an article in the …

LGBTQ youth in Kent – Needs, assets and provision

This report outlines some of the experiences of a sample of young people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ) attending the LGBTQ youth hubs in Kent between August 2013 and December 2014 – as reported by young people themselves. It also provides useful information about both the role of the …

Poll Shows Older Gays and Lesbians Worse off

A recent poll shows that LGB people are disadvantaged compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Half as likey to be visited regularly by their relatives and twice as likely to be dependent on care. This follows a number of surveys and documentaries exposing shocking abuse and negligence in our care services for older people in the UK. The survey, commissioned by …

National LGB&T Partnership Joins DoH Strategic Partner Programme

The National LGB&T Partnership are to join The Department of Health Strategic Partner Programme The England-wide group of LGB&T voluntary and community organisations are committed to reducing health inequalities and challenging homophobia and transphobia within public services. The Partnership has been praised for its ‘excellent progress in building robust governance arrangements and working practices’ as well as ‘engaging and involving …


Find out more about this resource area of the site for Health professionals, sponsored by the the Department of Health to help them organise events during the Month.


LGBT History Month’s support comes from organisations including the DH, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Ministry for Justice and the Trade Union Congress and there is a national online resource which provides free listing for events across the country and other information about LGBT History.

Event Ideas

Get some ideas and suggestions on what kind of health events you can hold for History Month

Past Health Events

A roundup of some health events which have been held in the past. This may also give you inspiration for your own events.

Health Resources

Downloadable resources, reports and documentation.


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