Thanks to Mark Delacour and the LGBT Consortium, a lead partner in Pride House 2012, the great EGLSF exhibition “Against the Rules” will be making a UK encore appearance at this week’s LGBT Health Summit in Canterbury.
During the summit information on the Federation of Gay Games Charter on HIV/AIDS and Sport will be available to participants.
The LGBT Health Summit was founded in 2006 to provide a safe, supportive and exciting space for individuals, organisations and activists to come together to discuss, debate and challenge thinking and practice on LGBT health issues in the UK.
The 2012 Summit will be held in Canterbury, Kent at the University of Kent on 13th & 14th September.
It is being hosted by the LGBT Health Summit 2012 Consortium, the successful bidding partnership headed up by Metro, Kent Community Health NHS Trust, Kent Transgender Forum and the Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Law, University of Kent. It represents a real partnership approach to ensuring that the Summit has both national and local significance, relevance and impact.
The Summit will address a number of key health themes, in particular the impact of isolation. LGBT people are often not well served by health and other services meaning their needs and experiences are not routinely monitored or addressed. Prejudice and discrimination that LGBT people encounter also has a detrimental effect on their mental, emotional and often physical health.
This year there is a focus on improving access and participation for older LGBT people, younger LGBT people and LGBT people affected by HIV as well as building capacity for transgender people.
The Summit is hosted by the LGBT Health Summit 2012 Consortium.