North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid believes in the equality and diversity of all people, and we will strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for all. We are committed to gaining the LGBT Charter of Rights. This accreditation will help us shape working practices around how we reach out to the LGBT community and show our support.
We shall be marking days within the Cultural Calendar – the first being “Purple Friday” on Friday 28th February 2020 in support of LGBT Scotland. This day is to stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and show support for LGBTI equality, and has been named after the purple stripe on the LGBT rainbow flag – representing “spirit”.
To find out more about the LGBT Charter of Rights, please visit LGBT Youth Scotland website: https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/lgbt-charter/lgbt-charter/
February is L.G.B.T. History Month. The celebration has been taking place since 2005, and is a yearly opportunity to reflect on the history of L.G.B.T. rights movements. In 2020, we celebrate 20 years of Scotland ending government legislation banning teachers from “promoting” homosexuality in schools.