Sex issues highlighted at St Albans exhibition

PUBLISHED: 10:41 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 May 2010

SEX issues are being highlighted in an exhibition backed by St Albans District Council which gets underway from Monday. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is being celebrated by St Albans council with support for an exhibition wh

SEX issues are being highlighted in an exhibition backed by St Albans District Council which gets underway from Monday.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is being celebrated by St Albans council with support for an exhibition which will tour the district to coincide with a national event.

Awareness training about sexual orientation is also being organised as part of the History Month.

The exhibition will contain snap-shot biographies of famous LGBT people from artists, entertainment, sports people and politicians as well as the history of legal protection for LGBT people and the birth of the annual history month which started in 2005.

The event has been organised by the council's new equalities officer, Mohammed Ilyas, who has been concentrating on achieving equality across the main strands - age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

Each strand will be celebrated to help raise awareness about the equal treatment for all.

Cllr Chris Oxley, portfolio holder for resources and efficiencies, said he was delighted that after many years, the council had got a fully-fledged equalities officer who was taking forward the issue in all its strands.

He maintained that the cost of the exhibition, which follows on from a similar one on disability late last year, was relatively low.

The exhibition will be on show at the district council offices in the Civic Centre on Monday and at the library in the Maltings Shopping Centre between Tuesday and February 14.

It will then be based at the Museum of St Albans between February 15 and 28.

For more information call 01727 814602 or email equalities@stalbans.gov.uk


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