A day in the life of…
In this section we showcase a person each month and ask them a variety of questions to learn more about who they are and what they do.

December 2016

Sarah O’Connell, 35, lives mostly in the cinema and emerges occasionally for snacks and to say hi to her lovely wife and daughter. Sarah is known to switch from third to first person when answering questions. I hope you don’t mind, she said.

Tell us about your job…

I host a (multi-award-avoiding) entertainment show at www.youtube.com/SarahOConnellShow, which features interviews, entertainment and more. I also work to raise awareness for the Trans and wider LGBT community.

Career history…

A lifelong fan of movies and entertainment; I studied film, art and media studies in college, before getting a degree in animation. After graduating, I worked at a local TV station in a variety of roles, including presenter, producer and editor.

In 2004, I got offered a job as a producer at a videogames company in Los Angeles. It was a fantastic experience with the added bonus of essentially being on holiday every weekend in California. After returning to the UK, I spent 5 years at a SEGA studio as PR manager. The role took me on press tours all over Europe, the United States, Russia and Australia to promote various BAFTA-winning games. I later went on to work on all of Koch Media’s film releases (theatrical and home entertainment) and game titles, before joining Microsoft in 2014.

Since 2003, I’ve also worked as a film critic on various radio shows, in print and online. I’ve always had a passion for interviewing people and had the opportunity to speak to Quentin Tarantino, Will Smith and many other creatives. Additionally, I’ve been invited to host panels at film festivals, interviewing actors and filmmakers on stage.

A dream has always been to host a chat show, so in early 2016 I launched The Sarah O’Connell Show. Support for it has been overwhelming and I’ve got a lot planned for the coming year.  If you enjoy it, please consider subscribing and sharing, and I’ll love you forever.

While spare time is a rare commodity these days, I still enjoy drawing and doing caricatures too, and have been asked to do them for comedians Jack Dee and Katherine Ryan.

My typical day is spent…

I spend a lot of time planning, writing, arranging and filming interviews for my Youtube show. Once complete, I also edit and promote them.  Recent highlights include interviewing comedian Joe Lycett and Tom Cruise.  I also attend press junkets, screenings and film premieres, so spend quite a bit of time at events. For the past several months, I’ve been working on a series of videos to raise awareness and educate people about issues faced by the trans community.  The first of which will hopefully be released before Christmas on my Youtube channel.

My most memorable work moment…

While there’s been countless special moments during interviews, and onstage, personally one of the most important happened recently. I was invited to speak at the Transforming Cinema Film Festival in Sheffield. The event was hosted on the weekend of Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November). Filmmakers and the community gathered from around the UK and beyond, to celebrate their work and also remember those who have sadly been taken from us in the past year.

The best part of my job…

I love the freedom of being able to work on creative projects that challenge and excite me. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing a lot of inspiring people, learning about their work and experiences, and sharing my passions with likeminded people.

The worst part of my job

I’m completely self-reliant so rarely allow myself much time to relax, even at weekends. As most opportunities and events involve travel, it can all be quite costly. But I ultimately look at it that I’m investing in myself and future.

If you could do it all again what would you do differently?

I think I always did the best I could at the time and in my circumstances. Also, I think that however bad life was, I wouldn’t risk changing a single thing before my daughter was born. If I could tell myself one thing, it would simply be “it will be ok”. I’m more about looking forward and steering life in the best possible direction, not only for myself , but also to help and improve the lives of others.

Either/Or… And please explain why

  1. Coffee or tea? Coffee’s too bitter for me. Needs cheering up! Tea please.
  2. Jam or marmalade? Jam – more variety.
  3. Madonna or Britney? I love 80s Madonna but listen to Britney more often. Plus she wasn’t in Swept Away.
  4. Mac or PC? PC, but iPhone rather than Windows phone.
  5. The Guardian or The Times? Guardian, online.
  6. BBC or ITV? I’ve worked with BBC more so far, so BBC!
  7. M&S or Waitrose? M&S – love their food.
  8. Morning or night? I’m definitely more of a night owl.
  9. Adidas or Nike? Nike. Adidas can’t possibly be the correct answer as it doesn’t get a tick.
  10. Sweet or savoury? Savoury. *Insert joke about being sweet enough already*

Favourites… and please explain why

  1. App: Twitter – it’s a great way to engage, entertain, raise awareness and share content.
  2. TV show: First Dates – love it!
  3. Band: Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson (made my own band!)
  4. Song: Love Story and Man in the Mirror
  5. Book: Derren Brown’s Tricks of the Mind / Stephen King’s 11/22/63
  6. Sports team: Does Hulk Hogan count? If not, I’ll go for the Mighty Ducks.
  7. Thing to do on a Friday night: Cinema, restaurant and cocktails / dancing
  8. Place to eat: Planet Hollywood
  9. Holiday spot: Hawaii – always wanted to go!
  10. Piece of advice you’ve been given: Be who you are. Those who matter won’t mind and those that mind don’t matter. 

World Aids Day awareness and remembrance by Nick White

‘Hello and welcome to First AIDS.  In the time it’s taken me to say those words, someone, somewhere in Britain, might have performed an act that could threaten the life of any one of us.’ 

This was the introduction from housewives’ favourite, the late Mike Smith, who was at the helm of the star studded 1987 TV special.  A TV event that frightened everyone into never having sex again.  What with AIDS, CJD-filled beef burgers and the hypnotic children’s TV series Chockablock, it’s surprising those of us that survived the 80’s aren’t, at the very least, in therapy.

As a thirty-something, it’s easy to forget the media influences that made me an HIV-fearing gay man in the nineties and noughties; but knowing what we know now, it’s hard to understand why the advances in HIV treatment and diagnosis statistics are still kept largely away from mainstream media.  I guess that’s just what happens after we have sex, it just isn’t sexy anymore.

It was great to leave a club knowing that condoms were freely available on the way out but people rarely stopped to think about what had come before to allow that to happen.  On a night out, I recently overheard a young lad ask his friend ‘does anyone die of HIV anymore?’  ‘I don’t know, I don’t think so…’ came the reply.  But why doesn’t he know?  It’s almost as if we’ve picked up the HIV box-set and stopped watching it halfway through or at the very least watched season one (which ended on a huge cliff-hanger) only to find there wasn’t enough money to make season two.  In 2014, 613 people with HIV died in the UK.

But what is media’s role within society?  Are we story-tellers that reflect on the world around us? Do we represent the world around us?  Do we exist to tell the stories of the extreme and the sensational?  Is our appetite for regular news being quashed by our gluttonous desire for the extreme and the uncensored?

It is important that reports of any medical condition including HIV are accurate.  There was a report in October 2016 that a patient in the UK had been ‘cured’ of HIV.  This was inaccurate.  The patient enrolled in a trial of combination anti-retroviral therapy and the report concluded that the patient was “undetectable”.  This was misinterpreted as a cure and reported as such in the news.  Certain phrases and/or words used by healthcare professionals and patients can easily be misleading to the general public.

In this case, however, where a media report is being made, it is crucial that the facts are reported correctly.

As an LGBT+ community, we are lucky to have some prominent voices in position to help ensure that we continue to tell the stories of those affected by HIV and AIDS and that we do so accurately.  We must always ensure that the stories of those who came before us, those we have lost and those who have battled to give us a brighter future – are kept alive.  To understand where you have come from will inform the direction you travel and will eventually ensure that your journey will be worthwhile.

With thanks to the Terrence Higgins Trust & Frimley Park Hospital Trust.

For further advice and information in relation to HIV & AIDS please visit the Terrence Higgins Trust and Sexual Health Testing Clinics.


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Grayson Perry explores gender identity in new Born Risky series for Channel 4

Four new films have been launched across Channel 4 in which Grayson talks about his early ventures into cross-dressing as a boy, and his journey to becoming the person and artist he is today.
The remaining three films feature Grayson meeting trans people who take great risks to be themselves. Versions of the film created for Channel 4’s social media channels carry the tagline ‘Sometimes the greatest risk is to be yourself’.

Dan Brooke, Channel 4’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, said: “Championing alternative voices is at the heart of Channel 4’s remit and this project perfectly encapsulates the spirit of our Born Risky ethos as well as our commitment to reflecting Britain in all its diversity. These inspiring stories have been brilliantly brought to life by Grayson, offering an important insight into the transgender world.”

John Allison and Chris Bovill, 4creative, said: “Nobody embodies the Channel 4 brand values quite like Grayson. In a world where hate crime is rising Channel 4’s role to challenge the status quo is even more crucial. All the credit goes to those within the films for being so open and brave. They’ve made some incredibly important, moving and totally gorgeous films.”

Grayson Perry said: “I am very proud to be part of Born Risky it was fascinating, fun and a privilege to meet and work with three such brave, tender souls. If just one viewer feels more confident to live the gender they feel driven to live then we would have done our job, but I’m sure these lovely films will do much better than that.” Watch the films here


Stonewall’s Rainbow laces campaign a huge success
It was a truly amazing week across sport where football and rugby players and referees wore rainbow laces and armbands in support of  Stonewall’s #RainbowLaces week of action.
  • Clubs changed their logos on social media to support the campaign
  • Ed Balls wore Rainbow Laces while dancing on Strictly Come Dancing
  • FIFA 17 (the biggest football video game) included a Rainbow kit to download
  • TV football pundits including Alan Shearer wore Rainbow badges
  • The Wembley Stadium arches were lit up in the colours of the Rainbow
  • More than 150,000 people watched the Stonewall campaign video – there was universal media coverage!
  • …and Stonewall sold out of Rainbow Laces!

Sky sports helps make sport everyone’s game

Sky Sports became a founding sponsor of Stonewall’s ‘TeamPride’ in November – promoting equality for LGBT fans and players in sport with a simple message: make sport everyone’s game.

TeamPride is a group of major global organisations including the Premier League, Sky Sports, AON, adidas, O2 and Aviva. They’ll work together over the next year and build support among fans, clubs, players, leagues, governing bodies and sponsors for LGBT equality in all sports, at all levels.

And kicking the activity off for the public, clubs across Britain showed their backing with a ‘Rainbow Laces’ takeover weekend on 26th and 27th November.  All Premier League games began with a giant Rainbow Laces flag, and clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two, English Football League, Premiership Rugby and Welsh Rugby supported too. Sky Sports covered all the action along with a series of pieces on Sky Sports News HQ and Sky Sports’ digital platforms bringing to life the challenges LGBT people face in sport.

Steve Smith, Director of Content and Production, Sky Sports, said: “Being part of TeamPride is a long-term commitment to tackling the issue of homophobia in sport and I’m incredibly proud that Sky Sports is leading the way as part of the solution. Our partnership plans will develop over the coming months, with an aim to increase engagement with clubs and players on equality and diversity and reach out to grassroots sports clubs to educate the next generation of talent so we truly can make sport for everyone.”

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, added: “At Sky Sports we take pride in bringing the fantastic stories within sport to life every day, as well as the issues that lie at the heart of sport. By being part of TeamPride we can shine a light on those issues and help to tackle them. We are passionate about sport and want everyone to feel a part of it and the Rainbow Laces campaign can help make that happen.”

For more about the LGBT@Sky network, email lgbt@sky.uk.


A day in the life of…
In this section we will be showcasing a person each month and asking them a variety of questions and learn more about who they are and what they do.

October 2016

Dan Pheysey, 28, is a Strategic Partner Manager at YouTube. Dan lives in Finsbury Park, London.

Tell us about your job…

I am a Strategic Partner Manager on the sports team at YouTube. This involves working on business development with top sports partners to make sure they are optimised on YouTube and creating great content that enables them to reach their objectives on the platform.

Career history…

Whilst studying a business and economics degree at University, I was a part time UEFA qualified football coach. This passion for coaching led me to doing a postgraduate certificate in education, working at a college in Manchester during the day and coaching in the evening. I began using YouTube for my students to promote exam and revision techniques, as well as setting up a personal football channel. I was invited into Google to run best practice workshops for other creators, and used the opportunity to ask for a job. Luckily, there was one going on Google+ working as a social community manager for football. After 9 months, I moved across to YouTube in our sports partnerships team where I have been for 3 years. I love sport and I love video. I have my perfect job!

My typical day is spent…

I will mix my time between partner meetings, project work around big events, and watching A LOT of YouTube to keep myself up to date with latest trends. Being able to watch videos all day and call it work is one of the best things about the role. I also facilitate many of our YouTube workshops, as well as teaching ‘presentation skills’ courses for other Googlers.

Extra curricular activity at work…

On top of my day job, I chair the Gayglers in the UK (Google’s LGBT+ network). This involves co-ordinating networking events, socials, talks and Pride week. During Pride this year we hosted 14 different events at Google, ranging from “Being Trans at work” discussions, movie nights and walking in the London Pride Parade. In 2015 I kicked off a global LGBT+ ‘and proud’ Android campaign which was interacted with by users in 210 territories across the world.

The best part of my job…

Having a wide impact. With over 1 Billion users, working at YouTube means my work can reach a significant audience. For example, we worked with BT Sport to make the UEFA Champions League Final free to air on YouTube in the UK this summer. So many of my friends and colleagues messaged me saying they watched it on their phone in a car, or on their laptop in the library, which was exciting to be a part of.

The worst part of my job

Time zones! Working on a global platform means it isn’t always a surprise to have some interesting meeting times in your calendar.

If you could do it all again what would you do differently?

I’d get more involved with LGBT+ issues earlier on. Whilst a football coach and teacher, I was less inclined to play an active role in LGBT+ discussions. However, from my experience at Google, I’ve realised that standing up and aspiring to be a role model for other LGBT+ people coming into the industry is important.

Either/Or… And please explain why

  1. Coffee or tea? Tea
  2. Jam or marmalade? Jam
  3. Madonna or Brittney? Brittney
  4. Mac or PC? Mac
  5. The Guardian or The Times? Guardian
  6. BBC or ITV? BBC
  7. M&S or Waitrose? Waitrose
  8. Morning or night? Night
  9. Adidas or Nike? Nike
  10. Sweet or savoury? Both

Favourites… and please explain why

  1. App: YouTube
  2. TV show: Bake Off (for now atleast…)
  3. Artist: Troye Sivan
  4. Song: I’m Every Woman, Chaka Khan
  5. Book: What is one of those? * goes back to Twitter *
  6. Sports team: Arsenal (Season ticket holder at the Emirates)
  7. Thing to do on a Friday night: G-A-Y and Heaven. I’m not classy
  8. Place to eat: Yauatcha, Soho
  9. Holiday spot: LA, USA
  10. Piece of advice you’ve been given: Aspire today, Inspire tomorrow.

July 2016:
Mark Tittle, 35, is Corporate Communications manager at Sky. He’s from Chester and now lives in Clapham.

Tell us about your job…

Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company with over 21m customers across five countries. I’ve spent the last four years there in the Internal Communications team working as a business partner to our retail, engineer, production and news teams. I took on a special project at the start of last year to look after the engagement and change programme that will get around 6500 people ready to move to new buildings and new ways of working on our campus in West London.

Career history…

My first job after uni was at Suffolk County Council. I was on the third cohort of the National Graduate Development Programme (ngdp), the fast-track local government management scheme and spent some time in the internal communications and change team, which is where it all started.

I carried on working in the public sector for many years, leaving Suffolk County Council to take up internal communications roles at Ofsted and then the Department of Health, and then moved out into the private sector to Carphone Warehouse, and now Sky.

My typical day is spent…

In meetings, prepping interviews, organising events, working with our creative team, having lots of conversations, analysing insight to make sure we’re constantly improving and doing the right thing. Every day really is different.

My proudest moment…

Getting a seat at the table for internal communications everywhere I’ve worked. It’s quite a new profession and certainly some people still incorrectly see it as a ‘postman’ role – where you’re there to ‘look after the intranet’ or ‘make a poster’. It’s a much more strategic role – it’s about understanding the company’s vision and strategy, turning that into stories employees understand, advising on how to approach big changes to get the best outcome and more. So raising the value of the role to the point where you’re invited in – rather than banging on the door – is something I’m really proud of.

The best part of my job…

I get to talk to lots of different people, see new parts of the business, be creative and make a difference. Great communication is all about telling a story and getting people to buy into the message – and act on it. When you’ve worked hard to bring a message to life, hear people talking about it and see them doing things differently as a result, it’s really satisfying.

The most challenging part of my job…

Landing a message and getting people to change how they do things is all about small steps. There’s little ‘immediate’ satisfaction – it can take a long time to see the effort you’ve put in to something come to life.

Either/Or… And please explain why

  1. Coffee or tea? Tea – builders’, milk no sugar please.
  1. Jam or marmalade? Jam. Marmalade has all those stringy bits in. Vile.
  1. Madonna or Brittney? Britney! Does my street cred go down* if I say I’ve seen her about six times in concert…? (*Don’t worry, I had none anyway).
  1. Mac or PC? PC. I’m all about Windows.
  1. The Guardian or The Times? The Guardian.
  1. BBC or ITV? Sky! Obviously.
  1. M&S or Waitrose? I do like an M&S meal, but then I’ve only just become aware of the fact I can get a free tea in Waitrose with my fob, so that’s kind of edging it out for me.
  1. Morning or night? Sunny midday.
  1. Rain or snow? Snow, until it gets slippy, following a terrifying experience in a car a couple of years ago.
  1. Sweet or savoury? Savoury. I don’t really have a sweet tooth.

Favourites… and please explain why

  1. App: I’m constantly on WhatsApp trying to keep up to date with what’s going on in my friends’ lives and finding the next time we can meet up.
  1. TV show: Not gonna lie; love a bit of Strictly. And Eurovision.
  1. Song: Given my ‘Eurovision’ answer above, I probably shouldn’t answer this…
  1. Book: I read a fair bit of travel writing to test out where I might want to go next.
  1. Sports team: Does the GB Olympic team count? I’m a (fairly bad) snowboarder, so I’m more into winter sports.
  1. Thing to do on a Friday night: I can usually be found having a couple of drinks with mates.
  1. Place to eat: I like anything Italian or Asian. But pub food is always good!
  1. Holiday spot: Prefer the city to beaches to be honest. I won a holiday to New York through work last year, which was amazing.

 


June 2016:
Georgina Marcantonio, 31, is Commercial Marketing Manager at ITV. She lives in Sanderstead, Surrey with her partner Andrea.

 

Tell us about your job…

ITV is the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster; its advertising revenue is what brings all the brilliant programming you see on the family of ITV channels. My small team of five supports the ITV sales teams that sell advertising space around our programmes to commercial customers. We do this by producing a variety of marketing collateral for key events and presentations from event graphics to printed brochures to videos as well as keeping our dedicated B2B website itvmedia.co.uk and twitter feed @itvmedia up-to-date.


Career history…

After leaving college I did lots of work experience and landed a marketing internship at Universal Music eventually I was product managing music concert DVDs. In 2011 I decided to leave and go traveling around the world for 6 months with my sister, it was a fantastic experience, when I returned home I landed a role with ITV working in the Global Marketing team (in a similar role to what I do now but on the international side of the business), I was there for a year when my current job came up on the UK side of the business and it was love at first sight.


My typical day is spent…

Liaising with our brilliant designers creating artwork or with our production agency creating video content. Most days I’m in and out of meetings kicking off or brainstorming campaigns, we’re currently working on the EUROs, The Voice and our regional Showcase event in the summer. We work closely with our Sales and Research teams, our in house Events and Creative teams.


My most memorable work moment…

Was putting on the ITV Gala at the London Palladium last year, it’s our biggest commercial event where we showcase all of our new programming for the year ahead, it was an incredible cross team collaboration, we shut off Argyll Street in London, rolled out a 334sqm of beautiful red carpet and welcomed 1000+ ITV talent, staff and customers, it was also our 60th year so a pretty special event to be a part of and it trended on twitter!


The best part of my job…

Are the people and the variety – no one-day is ever the same and working with all the brilliant ITV programming and talent is exciting, it’s a very creative environment. I also really appreciate how much ITV invest in their employees and support training and development; it’s also a very diverse environment and one that I feel extremely comfortable in.

The worst part of my job

Are the sometimes long days in the lead up to campaign deadlines and getting a project off the ground with lots of stakeholders involved can sometimes prove challenging.

If you could do it all again what would you do differently?

I’d tell my younger self to have more confidence! I’m a big believer in imposter syndrome, particularly with women – the negative thoughts that come with it, that you don’t deserve your success, aren’t as good as others and could be “found out” at any moment – you got there because you can and because you deserve it. Sometimes you need to push yourself into challenging situations to realise your full potential.

Either/Or… And please explain why

  1. Coffee or tea? Tea
  2. Jam or marmalade? Jam
  3. Madonna or Brittney? “It’s Britney B****”
  4. Mac or PC? Mac
  5. The Guardian or The Times? Times
  6. BBC or ITV? ITV
  7. M&S or Waitrose? M&S
  8. Morning or night? Morning for work, Night for fun
  9. Adidas or Nike? Nike
  10. Sweet or savoury? Both

Favourites… and please explain why

  1. App: Whatsapp
  2. TV show: Easties
  3. Band: Sia
  4. Song: Candy Cameo
  5. Book: Shantaram
  6. Sports team: England and Italy
  7. Thing to do on a Friday night: O bar for drinks, China town for dinner
  8. Place to eat: Pad Thai, Oxted
  9. Holiday spot: Almalfi coast, Italy
  10. Piece of advice you’ve been given: Reach for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars.

 

 

 

NEWS


InterMediaUK Launch New Mentoring Scheme | 27th October 2016

We announced the launch of our brand new mentoring scheme to for people who work within the media and creative industries. The scheme will commence in January 2017, and anyone can apply to be mentored. Additionally, we’re also opening up the opportunity for you to join our network of mentors.

Applications opened on October 27 2016, to coincide with National Mentoring Day.

Find out more about the mentoring scheme.


rucomingoutRUComingOut Charity Launch | Thursday 21 April 2016
Royal Vauxhall Tavern, South London

The RUComingOut website was set up in 2012 by Wayne Dhesi after he noticed a lack of support for young people who were struggling to come out as LGBT while working as a youth worker. The idea of the website was to share real life coming out stories in a hope to inspire and support those were who struggling with their own sexuality or gender identity. The website was a massive success and very quickly became the number one search result for ‘coming out’ on Google. It has had close to half a million visitors from over 150 countries across the world.

The website has been supported by some big names such as Cheryl Cole, Mel B, Dermot OLeary, Lulu, Olly Alexander, Dan Sells, Adam Lambert and Jake Shears. It has a regular feature in Attitude Magazine and has featured on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Radio 1 and many other media outlets. Wayne himself was listed as the 15th most influential LGBTI person in Britain in last year’s Independent on Sunday Rainbow List for his work with the charity.

 

Four years on from its creation, RUComingOut has just been granted official charity status. To celebrate this milestone (and to look forward to the future of the charity), Wayne is hosting a special launch event at legendary gay venue The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT) in South London on the evening of Thursday 21 April 2016. Last year’s summer party was a sell out event and attracted well known faces such as Alesha Dixon, Marcus Collins, Charlie Condou, Gabrielle, Joe Mcelderry, Gemma Oaten and Andrew Hayden Smith.

Tickets to the official charity launch are available now priced £20 / £25 and are selling fast! To secure your ticket for what promises to be an amazing night visit rucomingout.com.


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LGBT History Month

These days, there seems to be an awareness event for just about everything… From ‘Squirrel Appreciation Day’ (21 January) and ‘Steak and Blowjob Day’ (14 March) to ‘Mental Health Awareness Month’ (May) ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ (October), they range from the frivolous to serious.

What they all share is the aim to put an issue or topic on the agenda. LGBT History Month in February (it’s acknowledged at different times across the globe – October in the US for instance (and of course, in some countries not at all)) is one such time.

The UK event is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the abolition of Section 28 in 2003 – the law that prohibited the discussion of homosexuality in schools, and in fact, LGBT History Month is run by Schools OUT UK, the LGBT education charity.

This year, LGBT History Month focuses on religion, belief and philosophy. Schools up and down the country will learn about the history, lives and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. However, it goes deeper than simply putting LGBT issues on the curriculum – it’s also about making educational and other institutions safe places for the whole LGBT community.

Not unlike educational organisations, one of the core purposes of the media is to educate and inform – and LGBT History Month and challenging discrimination is something many of us in the industry will be supporting. Let us know below if you’re supporting it in any way.

And if you’re interested in supporting LGBT History Month, finding out more, raising funds or sharing events you can find out more here.

 


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