Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history is being celebrated in Nottingham this month. Events are being held in support of the LGBT community and to mark the progress made in the last 50 years.

Rainbow colours are being displayed around the city in support of the LGBT community. Organisers hope it will be a great time for people from all walks of life to come together positively to celebrate the achievements within this society.

On Tuesday the 23rd of February an awards evening is being held at Nottingham Council House. The ceremony is to honour organisations and services which have benefited the Nottingham lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community.

There will be displays by Nottinghamshire’s Rainbow Heritage, Police Force, Healthcare NHS Trust, Adoption and fostering and many others.

Working closely alongside Nottingham’s LGBT community is WOW, a youth group from Worksop. They have been collaborating with Eden Productions to create a short documentary called “Something About Us”.

This will be aired for the first time at The Rainbow Heritage Awards Ceremony.

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“friendships for life”

Jack Spearing

As a gay man him self and involved within the Rainbow Heritage Charity, Jack Spearing is overwhelmed by the amount of support he has seen recently.

“LGBT events are fantastic. They’re a great place for people in the community to get together and bond, there’s a real sense of society. Many people make friends for life and it’s always good to know you’re not alone and there is support out there.”