LGBT people can face barriers to full participation in public life, despite all the advances in equality. Some LGBT young people, experience mental health issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Important work is taking place in and around Shrewsbury to overcome barriers and provide mutual support. One important event is Shrewsbury LGBT History Month.
Work is taking place to raise £1,500 to celebrate LGBT History Month (February 2019).
The organisers hope to play a part in stripping away the barriers that hold LGBT people back. The group plans include: exhibitions, presentations, films, a young people’s showcase, an afternoon with Clare Summerskill, who will present a selection of character monologues from her play ‘Rights of Passage’ created from interviews with LGBT asylum seekers in the UK, and an evening with poet Dean Atta. To donate and find out more click here: