LGBTQ+ History Month: "Spotlight on allyship"

Published: 13th February 2024

We continue celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month by spotlighting two of our colleagues: Martin Hogan, Professional Nurse Advocate Lead, and Maureen Sango-Jackson, Learning and People Development Programme Lead. In this video they discuss the importance of allyship and supporting staff from the LGBTQ+ community.

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An ally is a person who doesn’t identify as LGBT+ but believes that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people – and others who don’t fit the majority experience of gender and sexuality – should have complete equality and equity of opportunity.

Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognises that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.

"The importance of LGBTQ+ History Month is to remember the journey that we've come through and the journey that we still have ahead. Allyship is really important in the LGBTQI community because not everyone has a voice; we need people to look after us and raise the profile for equity. You can't be what you can't see, but at CLCH, I really feel I can be what I can see.said Martin Hogan.

"I'm looking forward to LGBTQ+ History Month because I want to support inclusivity. I'm an ally because I want to be part of breaking down barriers.stated Maureen Sango-Jackson.

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