On Thursday 24th February at 12:30-13:30pm, Lancashire LGBT will host its sixth LGBT+ Mental Health Hour, to celebrate LGBT+ History Month 2022. This time Community Support Worker Beth Meadows (she/her/hers) will speak with Daniele Lul from Parapride.

Daniele Lul (he/him/his) is the Co-founder and Community Engagement Director of Parapride, a non-profit organisation that focuses on the intersection between disability and LGBTQ+ advocating for the visibility, education and awareness of this community. He describes himself as a proud, gay, disabled person of colour. Through his journey as a disabled person, he realised there was a very evident need to address the lack of inclusion for disabled people within the LGBTQ+ community, a need for more accessible LGBTQ spaces, and a need to promote sex positivity around different bodies and being able to celebrate that. This motivated him to co-found Parapride and are some of the issues that will be discussed during the LGBT+ Mental Health Hour episode, with a focus on how these lived experiences have impacted on his mental health, as well as a much-needed open conversation about the mental health of LGBTQ+ disabled people in society at large.

Please join us on your lunch break for this important discussion live on Zoom, where there will be a BSL interpreter present and closed captions. You can register for this event via this page (where you can also submit any questions you have for the guest speaker): https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MHHRFeb/

If you cannot make the event, you can watch it back on YouTube once it is uploaded after the day.