As everyone now knows, Arlene Foster will be the first DUP leader to attend an LGBT event next week at the PinkNews reception in Stormont.

We welcome her attending and hope that this is the start of a process of reconciliation between the DUP and LGBT people and we want you to be a part of this process.

We are asking LGBT people to write to Arlene about what their experiences of being an LGBT person in Northern Ireland have been and what she can do as the leader of the DUP to better understand our community and be a leader for all.

We will be collating the letters and presenting them to Arlene next week so please take a little bit of time to pull your thoughts together and submit them in the form below.