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AFC Fylde Community Foundation celebrate International Day Against Homphobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Friday May 17th is International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) and it is also Mental Health Awareness Week.


To combine both of those events, AFC Fylde Community Foundation went for a walk around Ribby Hall, in Kirkham, to try and improve or maintain our staff's mental wellbeing.


This takes place every two weeks and is an attempt to get all of the staff together, out of the office / their ordinary work environments and socialising for 30-60 minutes on a Friday morning.


Whilst on this walk, a couple of our members stopped to talk about the battle against Homophobic, Transphobic and Biphobic abuse.


Daisy Sheridan, our Loneliness Prevention Project Co-ordinator and our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead believes: "It's important to acknowledge how far we've come but to also highlight the progress we still have to make.


"It's unacceptable. Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia are all unacceptable. So days like this give us a chance to celebrate the individuals and show them they should be proud of who they are."


We also took this chance to catch up with our Youth Engagement Officer, Natasha Green.


She said it's key to celebrate IDAHOBIT because: "We are all equals so we should all be treated equally and that's why it is important to raise awareness and celebrate diverse identities."


Members of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation team will be attending Youth Pride in Blackpool on Saturday June 8th.


If you believe yourself or someone you know could benefit from some extra support, please contact daisy.sheridan@afcfylde.co.uk.

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