Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A new film about LGBT history and involvement with medicine and the NHS

A few months ago I blogged about the launch of a new timeline exhibition which my colleagues and I at NHS North West had produced with technical input from our partners, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation and the Trans Resource and Empowerment Centre.

The LGBT Timeline, spread across twenty large display panels, charts significant historical milestones involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from ancient history to the current day, with particular attention to those people and events which connect with the development of medicine, health care and the NHS.

It complements a similar timeline of Black and Minority Ethnic peoples' contributions to the NHS which we produced for the NHS's 60th anniversary in 2008.

I explained at the time that the bookable LGBT exhibition was only the first component of this major new development, which also includes a printed booklet, an interactive online resource and a film in DVD and online form.

The interactive resource will be accessible by anyone and will be launched shortly. In the meantime the film is ready and you can view this below.

For details of how to book the exhibition and how much it will cost please email equalityanddiversity@northwest.nhs.uk


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