At the College we take a proactive approach in creating equal rights for LGBTQ+ communities.
Here at the College we have been proactive in creating equality for all. The College, with the support of staff and members, took actions to create a safer and more inclusive environment in the building and in our organisation as a whole. One of the key changes included installing gender-neutral toilets at the Prescot Street College building and publishing the College’s position statement Supporting transgender and gender-diverse people in 2018.
Our Rainbow Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to promote and research the mental health of LGBTQ+ people as well as supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ mental health professionals. The SIG was created in 2001 and the remit of the group has expanded over the years to include issues related to gender identity.
In June 2020, we marked the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and 51 years since the first-ever Gay Pride parade took place.
At the College, we celebrate Pride Month to commemorate and celebrate LGBTQ+ voices, activism and to show our support of LGBTQ+ rights. Pride month is about teaching tolerance, education in pride history and continuing to move equality forwards, something that we strive to at the College and will continue to do so.
We are not only supporting the LGBTQ+ community, but we are also working on creating positive changes in all our practices within the college, for our members all patient and careers.
Unfortunately, many of our planned 2020 Pride events did not take place due to the pandemic, however, we still celebrated with five amazing video interviews.