Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans and Allies Forum

GOSH LGBT+ and Allies Forum

The aim of the forum is to ensure the Trust recognises and involves staff and volunteers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or non-binary (LGBT+) and/or relationship diverse or as an LGBT+ ally.

For the first time in 2018, GOSH had a presence at Pride in London, with 12 marchers. Just one year later, GOSH’s representation in 2019 had grown to 68!

Our LGBT+ and Allies Forum offers support to our members and the wider organisation in the form of:

  • Support of LBGT+ staff and families
  • Visibility that our hospital is an LGBT+ friendly environment, which includes our ‘GOSH We’re Proud’ rainbow badge
  • Policy advice
  • Mentoring, training and education
  • Inclusive, varied and publicised events
  • Linkages with other forums and groups nationally
  • Sharing experience and support
GOSH LGBT Forum at Pride 2019

Members of the LGBT+ and Allies Forum Executive Team are:

  • Forum co-chairs: Jamie Wilcox and Nikki Low
  • Event organisers: Beth Reeves and Sam Hall
  • Administrator/coordinator: Anushka Pereira and Anthony De Souza 

We always welcome feedback – if you have any ideas, would like to be involved, or want further information about the Forum, please email: lgbtstaff@gosh.nhs.uk

GOSH LGBT Forum at Pride 2019