The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn (QEH) is joining communities around the world to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, showing its support for LGBTQ+ rights and commitment to creating an inclusive environment for its LGBTQ+ staff, patients and their families.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots and is an opportunity for people around the world to show their support for LGBTQ people.
On Tuesday 1st June, the Trust’s LGBTQ+ and Allies Network marked the start of Pride Month by raising the iconic Progress Flag on the hospital grounds. The Network will also be launching a brand new Twitter channel and sharing information about Pride Month with colleagues throughout the month.
More than 1,777 staff at QEH have signed a pledge to celebrate equality and diversity in their workplace, ensuring services are delivered in a non-judgemental and inclusive way.