A VIRTUAL pride event will be held next month to help celebrate the LGBT+ community in the NHS.

The event will take place from September 6 to 10 and is dedicated to LBGT+ NHS colleagues.

The virtual arena will feature guest speakers, performances from the local community, and a guest appearance by season two contestant of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK, Ginny Lemon.

A spokesperson for the NHS South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “We learned through the pandemic that 2020’s Virtual Pride opened up more opportunities than ever for LGBT+ people to join in with the activism and celebrations and to connect with each other in new and exciting ways.”

The theme of this year's event is elevate, educate, celebrate.

To take part in the event email z.garner@nhs.net.