Nottingham Rainbow Heritage arranged an LGBT History Month event at the Council House for 12th year in a row.

At the event, supporters looked at the work of several groups and organisations which support the LGBT community.

The function has been running since 2008, and those who attended could see stalls from Nottingham Police, Five Leaves Bookshop, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Council and many more.

During the first half of the evening there was a scrolling presentation of about 200 photographs from Nottingham and Worksop Pride festivals, dating back to 1997.

The second half of the evening included awards to individuals, groups and organisations which have benefited the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community.

The awards were presented by associate director of equality at Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust, Catherine Conchar.

“I think it’s probably better than it has been ever but I still think there’s plenty more to do”
Nicci Robinson

People attending the event thought that it was a great place to find support and meet people with similar interests.

However, some of the guests believed more could be done to help the LGBT community. Author, Nicci Robinson said “It’s probably better than it has been ever but I still think there’s plenty more to do”.

  • 1951 – Roberta Cowell is the first known British trans woman to undergo reassignment surgery
  • 1972 – the first Pride march is held in London, attracting around 2000 participants
  • 1992 – the World Health Organisation declassifies same-sex attraction as a mental illness
  • 1999 – former British National Party member David Copeland bombs the Admiral Duncan, one of Soho’s oldest LGBT bars
  • 2004 – the Civil Partnership Act passes, granting civil partnership in the UK

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