Tag Archives: sexual health

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.

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Men’s Health & Wellness Workshop – Tuesday 15th April

7.00pm to 9.30pm @ ELOP

Health & Wellness for Gay, Bi & Queer Self-identified Men.

Following on from our previous workshops on ‘Love, Sex & Intimacy’ for Queer guys, I’ll be co-facilitating a health session next week for guys from the LGBTQ communities. We’ll be sharing tips on exercise (suitable for all abilities); healthy eating; tackling stress; keeping a healthy sleep schedule and looking at how to maintain your sexual health. We’ll also be discussing health concerns that are particularly relevent for men aged 30 and up.

30+ Men’s Group – 7.00-9.30pm
Social evening for GB&T men twice a monthly on Tuesday 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
On the 1st Tuesday of the month, we meet at ELOP. On The 3rd Tuesday we’ll be arranging an event or outing elsewhere.

Club Mellow Men’s Groups @ ELOP
56-60 Grove Road
Walthamstow
London
E17 9BN

Contact us for details.
Email: info@elop.org – Tel: 020 8509 3898
Cost: £2

New role at cliniQ

In the last month I have officially joined the team at cliniQ in Soho, to help provide sexual health and wellbeing services to the trans* communities, their friends, families and significant others. Running from 56 Dean Street on a Wednesday evening (5.30 – 7.30), cliniQ works in partnership with a range of organisations (such as London Friend and GALOP) to provide safe, reliable support services for trans* people as well as clinical sexual health services, cervical screening and liver function tests.

The clinic is run by and with trans* people, working with trans* aware clinicians who offer discreet, respectful services; working from a model that should be replicated throughout health and wellbeing services. I genuinely couldn’t be happier to be involved with the organisation. 

#SomeoneLikeMe

Someone Like Me is a new intiative from Durex and MTV. They’re hoping to facilitate a global conversation to get people talking more openly about sex for better sex education, happier and healthier sex lives and a world free from HIV.

According to their website (www.someonelikeme.tv):

It’s sex education without the boring bits. Honest, inspiring, fun and truthful

It’s a chance to talk to people like you. People with the same questions, hopes and fears

A celebration of the things that make us different and the things that make us the same

“Some Boys Have Vaginas”

…has been the working title for the sexual health workshop I’ve been working on for the past six months. Now officially called “Sexual Health for Trans* Bodies”, the workshop aims to provide a grounding in sexual health education for people of all body types, identities and sexual orientations.

Thanks to some really great publications here in the UK from Gendered Intelligence and the Terrence Higgins Trust, sexual health for trans* people has at least received a mention in recent years, but there is still a real lack of understanding and information. Definitely, there is a lack of people delivering training (in person) that caters for people with non-binary gender identities. I am really hoping to be a part of the push to change this and both my managers and colleagues seem really keen to facilitate that, too.

I’ll be piloting the workshop at Evolve, Norwich’s monthly trans* youth support group this week and hopefully the young people will provide some useful feedback to improve the format.

Fingers crossed!