The Gay Professional Network: your platform to promote your cause, your business, venue and yourself. It helps your further your business or career and makes meaningful business and social contacts. You get connected, proactive and productive.
It is also a get together of like minded people who enjoy meeting other people. All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphere. http://www.gpn.one
Voting forms must be received by the charity no later than 16:00 on Friday 3rd November 2017.
would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who filled out our Impact
Survey last month. Your responses are helping to shape our 2017 Insight
Report, which is currently being finalised and will be made available
to all Members.
Trans Reproductive Health Survey
The National LGB&T Partnership have supported Public Health England in their development of a survey seeking
the views of the trans community on reproductive health. It is the
first and most diverse trans survey about reproductive health of its
kind seen in the UK.
PHE is inviting all self-identified trans people (and those with a trans
history) in the UK over the age of 16 to take part. The aim of the
survey is to gain a better understanding of trans people’s experiences,
preferences and needs for reproductive health and healthcare to inform
future PHE work in this area.
Your next challenge starts here!
Ever considered becoming a trustee?
Keen to share your skills, learn new ones and gain board experience?
10th anniversary GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2017 in venues across London
annual "All Arts, All Welcome" GFEST films, performances, visual art
exhibition and debates invite you to share awesome LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay
Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) stories from all over the
Organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, #GFEST2017 #ArtsProtest events will be running from Mon 13 Nov to Sat 25 Nov.
LGBTI equality charity welcomes announcement of apology by First Minister for past criminalisation of relationships between men
Scottish LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) equality charity the Equality Network has welcomed the announcement that the First Minister will make a statement of apology to people convicted in the past under Scotland’s historical discriminatory “homosexual offences” laws.
Scottish Government have announced that the First Minister will make
the apology in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 7th November, to
coincide with the publication of a bill to give a pardon for such
are groups all across the UK for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans
(LGBT) young people, or those questioning their gender or sexuality.
There are also some trans-only youth groups too.
Most youth groups are confidential, this means your family or friends do not need to know you come along.
The Proud Trust have created a Youth Group Finder, where you can put
your postcode or area into a search box and they will locate your local
youth group for you, plus key information about what the group provides
and how to get in touch with them.
How the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline supports victims of intimate partner violence.
In the last few weeks the national press has reported the death of a
lesbian woman as a result of years of domestic abuse perpetrated by her
partner. Lyndsey Vaux had experienced years of emotional, psychological,
financial and physical abuse against her by the person who was supposed
to care, respect and love her the most. At the sentencing of Lyndsey’s
abuser, a former partner of the perpetrator gave evidence and
articulated how she had experienced 50 accounts of domestic abuse by the
New research finds LGBTI people in Scotland face repeated hate crime
60% of LGBTI people have experienced hate crime multiple times, and 20% have experienced it more than ten times.
Scottish LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) equality
charity the Equality Network has today published the Scottish LGBTI hate
crime report 2017. Based on a detailed survey of 1,445 people in
Scotland, the report is Scotland’s most comprehensive study of hate
crime against LGBTI people. It is published in advance of Hate Crime
Awareness Week which starts on 14th October.
Intersex, Variations of Sex Characteristics and DSD: The Need for Change
The University of Huddersfield are very
pleased to announce the publication of a new report - Intersex,
Variations of Sex Characteristics and DSD: The Need for Change, which
they have written in collaboration with Intersex people and others
affected by issues concerning variations of sex characteristics.
This report is an important read, because more and more LGBT
organisations are adding the 'I', and we need to be more aware of what
issues Intersex people face and how we can be good allies.
Another financial year has passed and
we are excited to share with our Members how Consortium is performing
during our AGM and Annual Conference on Saturday in Manchester. For
those of you coming, I look forward to welcoming you. For those of you
unable to attend, please do check out the documentation on our AGM page
and let us know if you have any comments, queries or suggestions.
Our team is here for our Members so any suggestions for new ways of
working or approaching things are always welcome. Thank you to all our
Members for engaging with us over the last year and here’s to further
growth during 2018.
Your Engagement Team
Vicky has been
very busy over the past month analysing the many responses we had to
our Impact Survey and creating our 2017 Insight Report, which is
Philip has been working hard organising our upcoming Conference &
AGM and we are looking forward to seeing many of our Members there.
The Trans Organisations Network (TON) has
successfully completed a series of face-to-face and online Round Tables
with its membership in September and October. The outcomes of this
‘mapping the future of TON exercise’ will feed into the network’s
re-launch strategy. Two key outcomes and objectives are: creation of a
TON online sharing platform; strategic engagement in the upcoming GRA
process. In the coming weeks, TON is going to focus on developing its
GRA consultation strategy with its membership. Please email Shaan to get involved.
Jess - National LGBT Anti-Bullying Project Coordinator
HBT project is in full-swing and we are seeing excellent feedback from
teachers. 87% of participants reported being ‘very satisfied’ with the
support they received from our Alliance Members. We can also see that we
are having a direct impact on the lives of LGBT+ school staff - we have
experienced several instances where teachers and students have ‘come
out’ as LGBT+ as a direct result of seeing their colleagues and fellow
students respond positively to our programme. We are proud to be
engendering such positive change in our education system!
Unfortunately, Jess leaves
us this month to pursue her academic ambitions. We would like to take
this opportunity to give HUGE thanks to Jess for all her hard work. In
the meantime, please get in touch with Vicky if you have any project queries.
A Warm Welcome to our Newest Members!
We are delighted to welcome the following new members to LGBT Consortium.
Please click on the name of the organisation to find out more about them.
just a few of the exciting events from our Members which are coming up
this month. But we don't have space to list them all here, so please
visit the events page on our website for full details of all the upcoming events.