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.

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As a symbol of its support for LGBT History month the council will be flying the rainbow flag outside the Guildhall. Cllr

Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for People – Youth Services and Anti-poverty said “Wrexham is a place for everyone. We’re proud to celebrate our inclusivity and diversity and help to raise awareness of LGBT causes”.

Throughout February events will be taking place across the UK to raise awareness and advance education on matters affecting the LGBT community. Events in North Wales include:

My life in North Wales @ Rhyl Library Feb 18 @ 2:30 pm
A talk by Jenny-Anne Bishop OBE about being Transgender in North Wales and its historical culture of Gender diversity.

LGBT Info Day At Rhyl Library February 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Information about activities and support available in north Wales and the surrounding area, with stands from Viva LGBT, Unique Transgender Network, the North Wales Adoption Service, North Wales Police and more

For more information on LGBT History Month please see: http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk

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