This year’s theme is Blurring Borders, A world in Motion. In 69 UN member states, including a majority of African nations, LGBT people are still criminalised under homosexuality and ‘cross-dressing’ laws, as well as being targeted under numerous other offences.
SFRS’s LGBT Senior Champion, David Farries said: "We're proud to support LGBT History month - it is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate culture, usher in greater diversity and equality, and reflect on and learn from the history of the community.
"Equality and diversity within an organisation are great strengths and SFRS is committed to do everything we can to create, encourage and maintain an inclusive environment that supports all our staff and reflects the communities we serve."
SFRS staff will be sharing their experiences, the Service will be launching new support for trans employees, and a recruitment information event for members of the LGBT community is being held on Thursday, February 10 between 6pm and 8pm.
You can book your space at the free online event here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbt-recruitment-information-session-tickets-229450892797