Once again this year LGBT+ History Month is linked to a National Curriculum subject.
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The Proud Trust work book that supports the 2021 theme is here.
Some national statistics:
- Half of LGBT people (52 per cent) said they’ve experienced depression in the last year.
- Nearly two-thirds of bi women (72 per cent) and just over half of bi men (56 per cent) have experienced anxiety in the last year.
- One in eight LGBT people (13 per cent) have experienced some form of unequal treatment from healthcare staff because they’re LGBT.
- Almost one in four LGBT people (23 per cent) have witnessed discriminatory or negative remarks against LGBT people by healthcare staff.
- One in twenty LGBT people (five per cent) have been pressured to access services to question or change their sexual orientation when accessing healthcare services. While one in five trans people (20 per cent) have been pressured to access services to suppress their gender identity.
- One in seven LGBT people (14 per cent) have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination because they’re LGBT.
Taken from LGBT in Britain – Health (2018).
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