Merton celebrates LGBT month

Taking place in February every year LGBT History Month celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

This year’s line-up includes two film screenings. The first is Gypo, a compelling drama about the consequences when a young Roma refugee comes into the life of a Margate housewife, showing on Tuesday 8 February. The other is Mambo Italiano, a charming comedy dealing with the problems of coming out in the Italian immigrant community on Tuesday 22 February. Both films will be screened in the Council Chamber and will be followed by opportunities to meet and socialise with Merton LGBT forum members.

A celebration party on Friday 25 February at the William Morris pub Merton Abbey Mills with Karaoke and special guest Claire Benjamin will bring the events of the month to a close.

Cabinet member for community safety, engagement and equalities Councillor Edith Macauley said: “Merton is a borough which is proud of its diversity. It is important to recognise and celebrate events such as LGBT month that remind us all about equality and tolerance within society.”

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