LGBT Foundation is proud to announce our new LGBTQ+ Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) service.
An ISVA can provide much-needed support to people who have experienced sexual violence navigating the Criminal Justice System. An ISVA can discuss reporting options, be a single point of contact, and support from report to court.
Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility
March 31st is Transgender Day of Visibility, on which trans, non-binary, and intersex identities are celebrated and oppression faced by trans people is reflected upon.
Visibility is crucial for transgender people, as without interacting with others who think, feel and experience in a similar way it is easy to feel isolated and lost. Promoting accurate and nuanced representations of transgender, non-binary and intersex experiences is crucial for supporting transgender people and providing avenues for self-identification and expression.
The LGBT Foundation has a number of resources and programmes by and for transgender people, and allies. Sharing these resources, and ensuring that transgender issues are actively promoted at your practice goes along way to redressing existing imbalances experienced by trans people in healthcare.
Lesbian Visibility Week
This week is Lesbian Visibility Week (April 2023)
Lesbian Visibility Week aims to show solidarity with all LGBTQI women and non-binary people in the community, as well as celebrate lesbians.
The week aims to be a voice for unity and lift up ALL women, especially those who come from marginalised communities.
LGBT Foundation has recently released a brand new video which offers a unique insight into the experiences of queer womanhood and highlights the diversity of being a woman. It encourages us to view womanhood through a queerer lens, opening up new perspectives and possibilities. To unite women and celebrate our differences while basking in the queer hope and joy this film radiates!
For more information please check out LGBT Foundation’s Women’s Programme.
Read about and download the brand new resource ‘What Is A Woman?’ Remember there are as many ways of being a woman as there are women in the world, so let’s celebrate each and every one: lgbt.foundation/whatisawoman.
Live Through This
Live Through This exists to support and advocate for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer communities when they are affected by cancer.
Our goal is to help patients, survivors, partners and caregivers feel welcome and supported in cancer services. Through peer support, education, and bespoke resource production, it is our mission to transform cancer care into a more inclusive environment for everyone.
Other Sources of Information
- A Guide to Safe Binding
A guide for trans and non-binary people who wish to safely flatten the appearance of their chest, as well as other people who might wish to access this information.
- Free Deed Poll UK
A website which all trans people over 18 can use to legally to change their name and gender marker at the GP.
- Gender Construction Kit (genderkit.org.uk)
A trans and non-binary community asset which is updated by volunteers and contains a wide range of information about changing things linked to gender.
- National Ambulance LGBT+ Network | Supporting Trans People
A collection of resources to increase awareness of trans issues amongst the ambulance workforce. Many of the resources may be useful to colleagues across the healthcare sector, and offer practical advice on how our inclusive practice can be improved, including a brief overview of trans terminology and call taker guidance for supporting trans patients.
- George House Trust | (ght.org.uk)
The George House Trust website is a source of information about HIV, testing, and medications including PrEP and PEP.
- Terrence Higgins Trust (tht.org.uk)
The Terrence Higgins Trust website contains information about HIV and sexual health.
Other Groups and Organisations
This list below is not comprehensive. For further signposting support, please email Pride in Practice at [email protected].
- African Rainbow Family
African Rainbow Family support LGBTIQ people of African Heritage and wider Black and Asian Minority Ethnic groups.
AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
GALOP support LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.
Hidayah LGBT supports LGBTQI+ Muslims.
- Indigo Gender Identity Service
Indigo Gender Identity Service is a Greater Manchester based NHS adult gender service.
Keshet supports LGBTQ Jewish people and their families.
- LGBT Consortium
LGBT Consortium supports LGBTQ groups and organisations. Their members’ directory can be filtered to find organisations by the type of work they do and/or the communities they work with.
- Live Through This
Live Through This is an advocacy and support charity for LGBTQ+ people affected by cancer.
Mermaids work with gender diverse kids, young people, and their families.
- The Proud Trust
The Proud Trust supports LGBT+ young people.
- Rainbow Migration
Rainbow Migration support LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration system.
Stonewall provide information and support to LGBT people and their allies. Their ‘What’s In My Area?’ service can be used to find LGBT services and community groups local to you.
- Terrence Higgins Trust
Terrence Higgins Trust is an HIV and sexual health charity.
- Online Dementia Support Group
Check this poster out online dementia support group
- Be chest aware
– Chest aware
– Chest Check