In February each year Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans + (LGBT+) History month celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT+ community.
Whilst we stand up for equality and diversity all year round this month long initiative provides a particular opportunity to raise awareness for LGBT+ causes.
Research shows that people from LGBT+ communities are more likely to experience mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression and are at greater risk of self-harm, due to the prejudice attached to their identity. Many live in fear of ostracism and victimisation.
As a symbol of its support for LGBT+ History month the council will be flying the rainbow flag outside the Guildhall.
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