Taking pride in Haringey this LGBT History Month
February is LGBT history month, and this year Haringey Council will be marking it by catching up with some of those making a difference in the borough.
From charity work to fantastic school achievements and even a Mustang being transformed into a unicorn, we’ll bring you some inspiring LGBT+ stories from Haringey.
The borough has the eighth highest LGBT+ community in London and has a proud LGBT+ rights history, including community marches in the 80s in support of the gay community, and great work from local politicians to campaign for LGBT equality, including the successful scrapping of Section 28 (which banned councils from promoting homosexuality) and support for gay marriage.
The council is also currently putting together proposals to further Haringey’s commitment to being an LGBT+ inclusive borough.
As part of LGBT History Month in Haringey, you can expect to hear from Zenith Motorcycles owner Karen Neill, the Wise Thoughts charity, Haringey’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing Cllr Alan Strickland, Woodside High School and Haringey Police. We are also holding staff events to promote LGBT+ equality within the council.
Check out our page to learn more about LGBT History Month in Haringey, and look out for updates and interviews on our culture pages throughout February. You can also follow us on Twitter @haringeycouncil (external link) and find us by typing “Haringey Council” into Facebook.
Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Eugene Ayisi, said:
Haringey’s diversity is one of its brilliant strengths and I’m really pleased we are able to highlight some of the people who are making a real difference in our borough as part of LGBT History Month. As a council we are proud of Haringey’s inclusivity and are committed to doing all that we can to promote this across the borough.
If you know an individual or community group making a difference in Haringey, let us know at email@example.com
Visit the LGBT History Month website (external link) for more.