Make a note in your diary:

During November you may see a number of mustaches being grown in aid of Movember – the annual initiative to raise awareness of men’s mental health.

In addition to Movember, there are a some important dates over November and December that are particularly important for LGBT communities including:

  • 20th November 2023– Trans Day of Remembrance – Honoring trans and gender-diverse people who have lost their lives in the last 12 months due to transphobic violence
  • 1st December 2023 – World Aids Day – Raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic, caused by the spread of HIV

Suicide Risk

Within the UK, gay and bisexual men are four times more likely to attempt suicide across their lifetime than the rest of the population? In addition, 48% of trans people in Britain have attempted suicide at least once.

Despite these statistics, the experiences of gay, bisexual and trans men often go undocumented and mental health services aren’t always equipped to support gay, bisexual and trans men in an inclusive and informed way.

If this affects you or someone you know go to LGBT Foundation’s Wellbeing Hub

Prostate Cancer resources for trans women and non-binary people
Trans women and non-binary people are at risk of prostate cancer, regardless of if they are taking medication or have undergone surgery. If you have changed your NHS gender marker from male to female, you may be overlooked and unlikely to receive appropriate healthcare advice relating to prostate health.

This month, Prostate Cancer UK have published a suite of resources highlighting the experiences and risks that trans women and non-binary people face. To read more, click here.

At The Family Medical Practice we are happy to help and support our LGBT patients 

Date published: 24th August, 2023
Date last updated: 24th August, 2023