LGBT+History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month. The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of medicine and healthcare both historically and today. For more information about LGBT+ History Month, visit

We are committed to building an inclusive culture in our workplace for all staff and volunteers and we hope that you will join us on this journey.  We have put together a range of resources below to widen and deepen your knowledge & understanding of the LGBT+ community.

LGBT+ identities

Explore the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and some of the ways people describe these aspects of their identity.

Visit The Proud Trust website for more information about LBGT+ identities.

This short video looks at gender identity and how to use pronouns correctly. 

Recommended reading

Discover books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and narratives, written by LGBTQIA+ authors, or exploring themes that have greatly affected LGBTQIA+ communities. From Booker-winning novels to autobiographies, explore our favourite fiction and non-fiction LGBTQIA+ books below by Pan Macmillan.

The best LGBTQIA+ books: your essential reading list from Pan MacMillan


Suggested by BBC Sounds

Picked by the Evening Standard

These podcasts cover topics from mental health and LGBTQ+ history, to raising families and romance.


Recommended by High Life North

These films include family dramas, musicals, thrillers and epic romances.