GMDC Foundation

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Dedicated to creating a healthier and better connected LGBT+ community in London.

The Gay Men’s Dance Company (GMDC) was founded in September 2015 by Alex Scurr a London based dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. The GMDC offers a creative outlet; a place to express yourself in a safe and supportive environment while keeping fit, socialising and enjoying your chosen hobby.

The company quickly developed into a safe space where people could share their experiences. The Foundation was created in response to evident needs within a community still burdened with external stigma and prejudice. A board of dedicated volunteers has been elected to run the Foundation, and our work supports already established LGBT+ charities.

Our partner organisations are: 56 Dean StreetLondon FriendEast London Out ProjectOpening DoorsPositive EastWandsworth OasisDiversity Role Models and Mind Out.

Issues we are committing to tackle include:

  • Mental health
  • LGBT+ stigma, and young people’s education
  • STI prevention measures
  • HIV stigma
  • Coming out
  • Chemsex and substance abuse
  • Support for the LGBT+ elderly
  • Trans discrimination

 

The GMDC Foundation, with its partner organisations and the Gay Men’s Dance Company, want to increase support for the LGBT+ community in London, helping all to live better lives.

Services provided for

  1. BME/Black People
  2. LGBT+ People
  3. Men
  4. Non-UK Residents
  5. People of Faith
  6. People over 50
  7. People with disabilities
  8. Women
  9. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Gender
  2. Healthcare
  3. Infrastructure/Community Development
  4. Mental Health
  5. Networks
  6. Sexual Health

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