“Drugs, I believe, are keeping me alive. But yoga, keeps my spirit alive”, Service user, Sahir House HIV support, information and training centre, 2016.
This is part of the LGBT+ collection.
Statistically, LGBT+ people are more likely to suffer from poorer physical, sexual and mental health and overall wellbeing. This can be due to discrimination, lack of understanding or a shortage of tailored health and public services for the community’s specific needs.
For some people, LGBT+ team sports and leagues offer not just ways to keep healthy but also acceptance and solidarity. Supporter organisations, and increasingly, mainstream clubs themselves are ensuring that everyone is welcomed and accepted.
These objects from our collections demonstrate health and wellbeing associated with inclusive sports and healthcare.