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June 2020

Combating the digital exclusion and social distancing of older LGBT+ people during COVID-19

June 2 • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
Free

Loneliness and social isolation hit the very older generations of LGBT+ people particularly hard because they are much less likely to have support from children or extended family, and a significant proportion of them still remain digitally excluded to varying degrees. The recent Covid-19 pandemic has also now socially distanced them from the LGBT+ friends, social activities and community centres they once relied on for company. This one-hour interactive workshop, run by one of our members - Opening Doors London…

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Helping older LGBT+ people through the COVID-19 crisis with telephone support.

June 16 • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
Free

Many older LGBT+ people who are digitally excluded and socially isolated now by the pandemic are relying more than most people on the telephone for information and support to help them through the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, while the ‘lock-down’ continues more organisations are providing increased information and support to older generations by phone, but not all staff and volunteers are finding telephone support as straightforward as they had anticipated. This one-hour skills-based webinar led by a telephone support…

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Introduction to Sexuality Awareness (the LGB bit of LGBT)

June 17 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£30

Want to know more about how to make your practice more inclusive? About this Event A two-hour interactive online course that will: Cover some of the popular and appropriate terminology used to describe different sexual orientations. Explore the visibility of different kinds of identities, and the impact of this. Give you an understanding of young people's experiences of "coming out". Help you identify the ways in which you can make your practice more inclusive.   This course is a focus…

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June 18 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£30

Want to know how to make your services more trans inclusive? About this Event A two-hour interactive online course that will: Introduce you to some gender theory. Cover some of the popular and appropriate terminology used to describe different gender identities. Explore the visibility of different kinds of identities, and the impact of this. Help you identify the ways in which you can make your practice more inclusive. Offer you signposting to useful resources and services.   This course is…

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Swale Pride 2020

June 20 • 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Faversham
Free

Swale's second annual Pride festival will be a free one-day extravaganza featuring live entertainment, delicious food drinks, local businesses and artisans, mental and sexual health service providers, and much more. Swale Pride 2020 will include a "Youth Zone," BSL interpreter, and disabled access and facilities. All are welcome!

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Bi-Fi Festival

June 20 • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online
Free

Though our September pride event can sadly no longer happen, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that on 20th June we will be hosting a virtual bi pride event: Bi-Fi Festival! Streaming on Twitch, this virtual event will be a celebration of bi voices. Tune in to watch thought-provoking discussion panels and enjoy entertainment from a diverse array of performers. Then turn the volume up for a DJ’ed after party! In these strange and uncertain times, keeping our community together…

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