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About 50 people tuned in to a live Teams event to mark the UK's official lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) History Month.

Professor Matt Phillips, associate medical director and sexual health doctor at NCIC, hosted the event on Wednesday lunchtime to raise awareness of LGBT issues and to combat prejudice.

In his presentation, Prof Phillips showed off some historic ledgers from a clinic in Carlisle in 1918.

He also explored how attitudes have changed and how science and medical advancements mean more people can be treated and manage HIV and Aids.

Prof Phillips touched on the recent TV show It’s A Sin which explored the topic of Aids.

He said: “The show was fantastic and has been a real eye opener.”

At the end of his presentation, Prof Phillips answered a range of questions from how can employers be more inclusive and if he thought there would ever be a cure for Aids.

Transgender Awareness training for staff has been organised for March 31 and will take place between 9am and 1.30pm. The training will be delivered virtually and more training will follow.

Staff interested in becoming an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion representative can contact one of the team on 07813398839 or email

Further information about LGBTQ+ History Month is available at: and on Twitter: #LGBTHM21