We have celebrated LGBT history month throughout February.
We’ve posted powerful blogs on lived experiences including from Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Julie Morgan, who answers the question: What is it like to be a gay female pharmacist? Chris Cutts, Regional Director at Health Education England North West has explained why visible LGBTQIA+ leadership makes a difference and Ross, a community and locum pharmacist has written a moving testimony about becoming a trans man.
At our ABCD meeting this month we were joined by four fantastic speakers:
On social media, our museum asked the profession to donate LGBTQIA+ materials to grow its collection to tell the stories that were marginalised in the past. We also collaborated with the BPSA looking back at the history of Pride across the globe.
Our Head of Professional Belonging, Aman Doll, hosted a live stream with Adam Rutherford and Nicola Wake about considering adoption in pharmacy.
We also promoted our resources on how you can tackle discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people in your workplace and our guide to LGBTQIA+ related microaggressions.
Whilst there is much to celebrate, there is still more to do. We have created an LGBTQI+ reference group to help us address the lack of visibility and representation in pharmacy. Join us and help create action. Get in touch via [email protected].
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