Tag Archives: LGBTQ

LGBT Youth Awareness Training

LGBT Youth Awareness Training Workshop May2014Friday 9th May 2014: 2-5pm at the ELOP Centre
Cost £30 per person

Sexual orientation and gender identity are two of the protected characteristics specified in The Equality Act (2010) as minority groups at elevated risk of experiencing many health inequalities and discrimination. Ensure your organisation and staff are LGB&T aware by accessing ELOP’s multidisciplinary LGBT Youth Awareness Training.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR BOOKING FORM HERE:
ELOP Booking Form – LGBT Youth Awareness Training Workshop May2014<
ELOP – LGBT Youth Awareness Training Workshop May2014

URGENT HELP NEEDED – LGBTQ Activist facing deportation to Russia

“A friend and comrade Ira Putilova has been detained today by UKBA officials. Ira is an LQBTQ person from Russia who is currently claiming asylum in the U.K for her own safety. In Russia she was harassed, followed, and attacked, by state officials, the police and Neo Nazis because of her political activism and LGBTQ status; if she is returned to Russia she is likely to face torture, detention, and potentially death. Today (06/12/13) she was taken by UKBA officials to Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre and may face imminent deportation. We have recently lost contact with Ira, but are hoping to speak to her later tonight when she arrives at Yarls Wood. In the mean time, we ask everyone reading this to spread the word about Ira and her situation, and to contact groups or people who might be able to help- All and any actions of support/solidarity are greatly appreciated by Ira and her Friends.”

Can anyone with any experience or contacts in immigration/asylum PLEASE contact myself or my friend Faith Taylor (thefaitht@gmail.com) as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Aedan

The Trans Parenting Forum

New online resource coming soon:

The Trans Parenting Forum is an online space for parents, families, foster parents and carers of gender variant, trans and intersex children to meet, ask questions, and share experiences and advice. It is also a place where trans people who have or are hoping to have their own families can access resources, make connections and build communities.

The Trans Parenting Forum is an extension of the Barbara Ross Association, a non-profit organisation made up of parents, counsellors, social workers and trans people who recognise that trans parents and the families and carers of gender variant young people are often overlooked by existing support services.

We have a range of resources and information concerning various parenting issues, including advice about what to do when your child comes out, health care/medical transition, name changes, adoption/fostering and information for gender variant children in the school system.

We want to encourage trans parents and the families and carers of gender non-conforming young people to reach out to one another, trade their own resources, share their stories and realise they are not alone.

Whilst the site is being built, please keep up to date with the project on Facebook