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This is a creative space for LGBTQIA youth.

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Inter and Allied)

Come and hang out, meet new people and explore the important things in life – like who you are and who you like – in a safe place.

The weekly sessions will be led by professional actor and dancer Sheine Alexander.

To get involved or to find out more email programming@platformislington.co.uk or call us on 07584 081212

Open Barbers New Hours
We’re delighted to announce that Open Barbers is now open 7 days a week! Greygory is full time and Felix has increased his part time hours, collectively offering 66 appointments every week! Thank you all for your support in getting us to this exciting stage.

Now we need your help to fill our appointments! 

Please tell your friends about us, word of mouth and recommendation has been our most successful way of meeting new clients by far so your support really counts.
Our prices still follow a sliding scale rate with £10 - 40 range and an affordable appointment 5 times a week from £2 - 10.
Please see here our opening hours:
  • Mondays 2 - 10pm, Felix and Greygory
  • Tuesdays12 - 10pm, Greygory
  • Wednesdays 6 - 10pm, Felix
  • Thursdays 6 - 10pm, Felix and Greygory
  • Fridays 10am - 7pm, Greygory
  • Saturdays10am - 7pm, Greygory
  • Sundays 2 - 10pm, Felix and Greygory
You can easily book online through our Facebook page or through our website openbarbers.co.uk

CROWD-FUNDING LAUNCH

In the last few days Edge Fund has received hundreds of applications for funding, a total of 335 for this funding round. We just have one problem - we only have enough funds to support around 30 of them, and in most cases are only able to give them a fraction of what they need.

We’ve put £40,000 into the pot for this round of applications. That’s really not a lot between 335 applicants and means we can only support about 10% of them. We need to raise more. Please help.

http://gogetfunding.com/project/grassroots-action-for-radical-change

Trans and Intersex Conference of the Isles

Friday 31st October
Saturday 1st Nov and Sunday 2nd Nov 2014

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

We are delighted to invite you to Scotland’s first ever multi-day trans and intersex equality conference. With support from VisitScotland, the Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh’s School of Law, the conference will bring together trans and intersex people and their allies from across Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The first of the three days takes the form of a training seminar while the second and third days across the weekend form the main conference event.

Register for the Weekend Conference

Call for evidence – LGB&T social care needs

The National LGB&T Partnership is working with the Department of Health to develop a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) companion to the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF).This Framework is the Government’s main way of showing what local authorities are doing in relation to social care in adults and measuring experiences across a range of factors.
 
This work follows the publication of an LGB&T companion to the Public Health Outcomes Framework in April 2013 (www.lgf.org.uk/phof). This companion will set out the current evidence on LGB&T social care needs in relation to the framework and make the case for LGB&T inclusive services.
 
Social care is the provision of support due to illness, disability, old age or poverty and local authorities are responsible for providing this support. Through the ASCOF, the Government has found a way of measuring and comparing authorities, whilst also trying to improve the quality of care support people receive.
 
The National LGB&T Partnership wants to gather evidence and data on how LGB&T people and their carers experience social care across England to help inform our companion. Please complete our short survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NR5V27Y by 31st October 2014. All responses will be treated as confidential and will be anonymised if cited in the companion document. For more information about the project, email research@lgf.org.uk

Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of Black and Minority Ethnic Gay and Bisexual Men, 2 October 2014, London

Public Health England (PHE) is hosting a national population healthcare forum to support the health and wellbeing of Black and Minority Ethnic Gay and Bisexual men. The programme for the day will provide a valuable opportunity to really focus on how PHE can better support the BME community, both at a national and local level. It will be a valuable opportunity to collectively discuss how we jointly support each other in delivering these ambitions.

More information here

Just FYI, the survey you shared manages to utterly erase non-binary folk on the second page
Anonymous

I’m sorry to hear that. We’ve contacted the individuals running the survey and asked they edit it or, if that’s not possible, take non-binary identities into account in their next survey.

Take Part in a Survey on LGBT Well-Being

Liam Timmins, a PhD candidate at Kings College London, is carrying out research on LGBT well-being. Could you help? Here’s a message from Liam: 

We are looking for participants of all sexual orientations (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual) and gender identities, aged 16+ years for an online study on mental well-being.  Your participation will increase our knowledge about how stress impacts mental health in sexual and gender minorities.  You will be asked to complete questionnaires about your gender, sexual feelings, childhood behaviour, experiences of discrimination and prejudice, how you think, how you feel, and your thoughts about your identity.  Overall, completing the online survey should last no longer than 30 minutes. The study is approved by King’s College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (reference PNM/13/14-110). You can do the survey at the following link:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3VLZTXD

For more information, please contact liam.timmins@kcl.ac.uk

30/30 at Roundhouse

30/30 is our annual music event that gives unsigned artists aged 16-25 the opportunity to work with a top producer to record a track for free.This years’ producers include Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Leo Abrahams (Paolo Nutini, Wild Beasts, David Byrne, Bryan Eno) and Hyperdub’s Scratcha DVA amongst others.

We want to reach as many young artists as possible to ensure we get a range of applicants and a variety of music genres. It would be brilliant if you could share the project with anyone who might benefit from this opportunity or on your networks and also let me know if you’d be happy to receive any flyers/posters. I’ve attached press release with more info and a copy of the e-flyer. Applications close on 1 October.

Call for evidence – LGB&T social care needs

The National LGB&T Partnership is working with the Department of Health to develop a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) companion to the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF).This Framework is the Government’s main way of showing what local authorities are doing in relation to social care in adults and measuring experiences across a range of factors.

This work follows the publication of an LGB&T companion to the Public Health Outcomes Framework in April 2013 (www.lgf.org.uk/phof). This companion will set out the current evidence on LGB&T social care needs in relation to the framework and make the case for LGB&T inclusive services.

Social care is the provision of support due to illness, disability, old age or poverty and local authorities are responsible for providing this support. Through the ASCOF, the Government has found a way of measuring and comparing authorities, whilst also trying to improve the quality of care support people receive.

The National LGB&T Partnership wants to gather evidence and data on how LGB&T people and their carers experience social care across England to help inform our companion. Please complete our short survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NR5V27Y by 31st October 2014. All responses will be treated as confidential and will be anonymised if cited in the companion document. For more information about the project, email research@lgf.org.uk

Become a GI youth group volunteer!

Could you inspire young trans people?  From October 2014, GI will be running 5 youth groups across London, Leeds and Bristol. Our plans are ambitious and we need people who are passionate about the potential of trans youth to support our fledgling groups. 

What skills do you need to be a volunteer? You don’t have to have specific skills. Enthusiasm is more important than skills and experience. However, if you have previously worked with young people, that’s a great start. 

You don’t have to be trans. GI Volunteers Society is made up of trans and cis people with a wide range of identities and backgrounds. What they have in common is a belief that young trans people have a lot to contribute.  And that we can change the way the world thinks about gender! 

The young people we work with demonstrate that being trans never means just one thing.  We want to support all sorts of difference. We are looking for a diverse team of volunteers to support our youth work and are seeking applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and working class backgrounds. We do our best to reduce the barriers to volunteering with GI. 

We want all of our volunteers to feel happy and safe in their work, so if you have any specific needs, such as access needs, please let us know in your application form. 

Find our application form here. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! 

ELOP Club Mellow LGBT* Youth Group in Walthamstow, East London

Club Mellow Youth Group is a space for lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* young people aged 13-21yrs who would like to meet up with others in a friendly, safe, supportive environment with a host of opportunities for participating in a programme of facilitated activities, sharing experiences, enjoying good company, joining in discussions, or just relaxing, chilling & have a little mid-week fun away from the scene. We have activities for all tastes, including some just for fun, some to challenge our brains, some to bring out our creativity, and some for our health, wellbeing, empowerment & safety. 

Join us every Wednesday 6-9pm at the ELOP Centre, 56-60 Grove Road, London E17 9BN. Admission £1. 

New members always welcome & group facilitators are always at hand to introduce & support new people as needed.

 We also have a small snack bar, an LGB&T community library that you can join, plus rainbow goods merchandise, plenty of comfy relaxing sofas, a pool table, games corner & more!  Come & experience for yourself.

If you require any further information regarding this email or the group itself please contact us on 0208 509 3898 or email us info@elop.org

US based job, but we thought we’d share!

Introducing: Wax Lyrical

Do you know or work with any NEET and/or at-risk young people young people who need a creative outlet, to build confidence, skills and work out their next steps? WAX LYRICAL is a FREE, accredited Spoken Word project coming up at the Roundhouse specifically for this group. The project will be led by incredible spoken word artists, poets, rappers and MCs in collaboration with film-artists SDNA and music producers and the group will work together to create a world for their words on stage at the Roundhouse. Please pass this information on to any young people or colleagues working with young people who may be interested, or email me if you’d like more info or a visit from our team. Info & application form attached. *Expenses and Childcare costs will be provided*

Taster Day: 22nd September

Deadlines for applications: 24th September

Interviews: 26th September

Project Dates: 6th Oct – 14th Nov (Mondays – Wednesdays)

Accessible services for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Londoners
Date: 17th September 2014
Time: 9.30am for 10am start-4pm

Venue: Room 4, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
This participative and interactive day will offer you the opportunity to learn more about delivering services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, no matter what your organisation’s specialist area of work; sessions from Stonewall Housing, Galop and other specialist colleagues and plenty of time for discussion.
To book for either of these exciting free learning opportunities email the HEAR Coordinator, Christine Goodall:hear@reap.org.uk providing your name, the name and address (with postcode) of your organisation, and stating if you have any access needs or specific dietary requirements
You can also find details on the London for All website