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Writing Competition

Syndicated Content IARS is organising a writing competition as part of the Community Outreach to contribute to the intellectual outputs of the Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP). They are interested in broadcasting European voices of young people, focusing on the topics that matter to them. YEIP aims to tackle radicalisation through youth empowerment and social inclusion. All articles that meet the editorial guidelines will be published in the youth-led magazine 99% . IARS will select the best ones to be edited by Dr. Gavrielides and published in their annual magazine to be launched at IARS International Conference at the University of East London. Finalists will be invited to participate in he Youth Panel at the International Conference. The winner will be selected by IARS’ director and members of the academic and youth advisory board. Simon Israel Channel 4 Home Affairs Correspondent will be announcing the winner. You can find out more about the competition by clicking here Read the original article Author: Philip

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Happy Queermas

Syndicated Content Stonewall Housing is the UK’s oldest LGBT+ specific housing support and advice service. They help over 1000 LGBT+ people a year access safer homes and spaces. They have 51 bed spaces (including a Trans only scheme) for people who have been made homeless as a direct result of their gender identity and/or sexuality. Their Christmas text campaign – QUEERMAS – aims to get every service user living in one of their schemes a £10 gift voucher for Christmas. For their young people who have been rejected and isolated from their families and communities, Christmas is an even harder time than usual. Many of them wake up alone without friends or family, and rely on food banks or local charity Christmas meals to attend. We want to make sure everyone gets a little something to open this year. It’s very simple to donate, just text the word QUEERMAS to 70085  to donate £10 to the appeal.  Read the original article Author: Philip

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December Newsletter 2019

Syndicated Content Seasons Greetings! Welcome to a special December edition of our Newsletter. Consortium will be closed for the holiday period from Saturday 21st December until Thursday 2nd January 2020.   The Team will not have access to messages or emails, but you can find a wealth of information on our Website and our Directory is available all year round. A Holiday Message from Consortium’s CEO, Paul Roberts Once again, the end of the year approaches so quick! It has been a rather extraordinary year for so many reasons, so I want to take this opportunity to thank all our Members for the amazing work they do every day. For our collective size, we are a remarkable sector. I hope you manage to get some rest over the festive season, and extra thanks to those who provide additional support and social opportunities for those in our communities who find this time of year particularly challenging. I look forward to working with you all in 2020 and to make our LGBT+ voices even louder, and action for change more visible. Have a wonderful festive season. Consortium Launches Brand New Website www.consortium.lgbt This month Consortium is very excited to launch its brand new website. The new site has been designed with our Members in mind and boasts a new Members Dashboard, which allows Members to instantly access a wide range of Benefits. If you haven’t received your group’s login details then please email us so you can start exploring the new site and make the most of your Membership. ...

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General Election Result Statement: A message from Consortium CEO Paul Roberts

Syndicated Content As we enter a new period of Parliament, Consortium, representing a broad and diverse range of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + voluntary and community organisations across the UK, calls upon our new Government to stay firmly committed to LGBT+ equality. The existing LGBT Action Plan, drawn up by the previous Conservative government, must continue to serve as the building blocks for engaging with our communities. The 75 actions contained within it offered a vision to help improve the lives of LGBT+ people, and the work already started on its implementation must remain at the heart of our new Government’s work. Support from Westminster must also be given to ensure that all parts of the UK have parity of opportunity. Our communities continue to face disproportionate discrimination and marginalisation across well evidenced areas, including mental health, education, community safety and the workplace to name a few. The 360+ Members of Consortium work tirelessly every day to ensure every LGBT+ person can live a safe, fulfilling and prosperous life free from that discrimination. They work with the most vulnerable LGBT+ people and we urge the Government to continue working in partnership with our communities to tackle these issues head on. We offer our expertise and community knowledge to ensure those diverse LGBT+ voices are heard across all Government departments and make sure they are afforded the opportunities to be consulted, listened to and actively supported to make the LGBT+ voluntary and community sectors stronger and more sustainable. Read the ...

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Rainbow JCB Marks Beginning of £2.4m Rebuild for Europe’s First LGBT+ Centre in Manchester

Syndicated Content Powering up a rainbow JCB digger, VIPs including the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham MP, and the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Mr Warren J Smith KStJ JP Dlitt LLD, donned hard hats and brightly coloured high vis jackets to help The Proud Trust charity launch its Christmas ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign. The event marked the start of building works for a new £2.4million development for LGBT+ people in the North West that will replace the current centre on Sidney Street in Manchester, which, having served the community for over 30 years, is no longer fit for purpose. The Proud Trust (www.theproudtrust.org) is calling on both individuals and corporate supporters to consider ‘buying a brick’ this Christmas as an alternative gift for loved ones and help to raise the final £150,000 needed for the new premises. Donations of £100 for individuals, or £1000 for corporates, can be made via the charity’s website: www.theproudtrust.org/shop/buy-a-brick. All supporters receive a certificate and will have their names recognised with thanks in the new centre. Watch this story featured on Granada Reports here The first of its kind built in Europe (built in 1988), the current LGBT+ facility on Sidney Street has served the community for over 31 years. It was built at a time when safety and discretion were priorities for many of its users, and in recent years, the building has fallen into a state of disrepair and is no longer fit for purpose. It will soon be demolished to make way ...

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Trans Community Partnership Launch New Research and Development Programme

Syndicated Content The new Trans Learning Partnership* (TLP) led by Spectra, are proud to announce grant funding from the City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder. This grant will fund the 18-month development phase of a larger programme, which will establish a platform to share and evaluate service level information, outcomes and good practice, and identify key research pieces, for which further academic funding will be sought. The TLP will drive the development of a robust service and advocacy-oriented evidence base, enabling trans services and their service users to have needs-based, impactful services. The TLP partners are committed to a community participatory model of working, putting trans and non-binary people at the centre of the conception, design, guidance and delivery of all elements of the programme. Our decision-making group is structured so that trans and non-binary people always have the casting votes. Together, the TLP believe we can share knowledge, experience and good practice as well as support the development of research that will directly impact how services are conceived and delivered in future. Spectra’s CEO, Karen Skipper comments: “Spectra are delighted that with the support of this City Bridge Trust grant, the dynamic new Trans Learning Partnership* can begin development of its 4 year programme; identifying and co-producing research, with trans people at its core, that will result in better services for trans and non-binary people in future. For the first time, we will also have a monitoring and evaluation platform that allows us to transition ...

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Healey, founder of 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the National NO2H8 Crime Awards this year. Mark was recognised for his work organising the April Acts of Remembrance (marking the anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho each year) and… Read the original article Author:

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Camden & Islington LGBT History Month 2020

forum+ is seeking submissions for the Camden & Islington LGBT History Month programme. LGBT History Month is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history held during the month of February. forum+ along with its partners in the boroughs of Camden and Islington will be hosting and promoting a series of events… Read the original article Author:

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Guide for LGBT+ people, networks and community groups for the 2019 General Election

Consortium, The LGBT Foundation and Stonewall have today launched a resource to support LGBT+ groups to help those engaged with their groups get registered to vote in the General Election next month. This General Election is an important moment in many ways, but particularly for LGBT+ communities, and we want everyone from those … Read the original article Author:

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Free2B Launch New SEN Support Tool

Free2B are excited to launch a brand new SEN tool to support schools and parents in talking about sexuality and gender identity with children who have special educational needs. They would like to extend special thanks to SenTalk for supporting them in developing the tool‎ and introducing them to the wonderful world of Widgit Symbols…. Read the original article Author:

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