February is LGBT History Month! An annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.
LGBT History Month celebrates the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements which originated in the United States in 1994 and first took place in the UK in February 2005.
This is a month that is dedicated to promoting equality and diversity in foster care, which is crucial to the fostering community.
LGBT History Month offers the perfect opportunity for people to voice any of their experiences about fostering as an LGBT Carer. That’s why, to celebrate, we’ve asked some of our LGBT Foster Carers to share their experiences of fostering with us.
Jason & Michael (Alias)
“There are many challenges that come with fostering and looking after any young person can present difficulties. As an LGBT foster carer, we were worried that we would be subject to prejudice from society. We’re glad to say that we’ve not received any such prejudice and fostering has been the most rewarding, fulfilling journey helped by the support of those around us”.
Sarah & Louise (Alias)
“I wish someone had told us how inspiring, rewarding and fulfilling fostering actually is. It’s been the most wonderful journey that we hold very close to our heart and we’re already looking for more opportunities to help and support young people through difficult times.”
To learn more about LGBT History Month, please visit www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer and changing a child or young person’s life for the better, please get in touch with our friendly team today by clicking here.