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UK Government Intervention on GRR(S) Bill Statement

A resounding call must be heard by our trans communities this morning—we stand with you, now and always. On the day the UK Government decided…

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill Statement

In December 2022, the Scottish Government passed its Gender Recognition Reform (GRR) with overwhelming cross-party support from Members of the Scottish Parliament after many years of consultation,…

Consortium Statement on Funding for LGB Alliance

Consortium is aware that The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) has awarded £9,000 of funding to the LGB Alliance to scope a helpline for LGB…

Consortium statement on cancellation of the International LGBT Conference

The implications of the International LGBT conference being cancelled are solely at the doorstep of Number 10. LGBT+ organisations in the UK were left with…

Marginalised LGBT+ community groups to benefit from new £800,000 partnership, thanks to National Lottery funding

The National Lottery Community Fund and the Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations (Consortium) are launching a new £800,000 partnership,…

Consortium Response to EHRC Statements

Yesterday, 26 January 2022, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) released two statements – in response to plans to legislate for a ban on conversion…

Consortium Welcomes 2 New Trustees

Consortium is delighted to announce that following a recent recruitment process 2 new Trustees have been appointed and now ratified at our AGM, bringing the…

Bell v Tavistock Appeal Statement

We are delighted to read the Judgement in the Bell v Tavistock case and see that Tavistock has won its appeal. This can only be…

Funding Bi Organisations Community Research Launches

As BiCon 2021 gets going, Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of research it commissioned into why Bi organisations across the UK receive such…

£22,000 awarded through our LGBT+ Intersections Fund

Consortium is delighted to have awarded £22,000 to LGBT+ organisations thanks to generous funding from a private donor. 18 LGBT+ organisations across England, Scotland and…

elop is proud to announce that the Foundation Certificate in LGBT+ Affirmative Counselling is now a National Counselling Society quality checked course

This unique course is the only LGBT+ Affirmative Counselling training that is taught in a Queer environment. Delivered through a mix of online and in-person…

Galop launches the UK’s first LGBT+ Rape and Sexual Abuse Helpline

Galop is launching the UK’s first ever dedicated helpline to support LGBT+ victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse. New research from Galop shows…

National Student Pride, 10-12 February – Including the UK’s Largest LGBTQ+ Careers Fair!

The UK’s LARGEST LGBTQ+ student event is heading to London, on Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February, at the University of Westminster, Marylebone! We would love it if…

Switchboard announces new freephone number

Switchboard, the national LGBTQ+ helpline, is moving to a brand-new free phone number making it even more accessible for callers across the UK to access…

LCR PRIDE AWARDS 2023 MOVES TO SPRING DATE

The LCR Pride Awards 2023 will now take place on Thursday 6th April 2023, with the nomination deadline extended until Tuesday 28th February 2023. The…

TRANS EQUALITY ORGANISATION CONDEMNS UK GOVERNMENT BLOCKING OF GENDER RECOGNITION BILL

Scottish Trans, the trans equality project of LGBTI equality and human rights charity the Equality Network, has condemned the UK Government’s announcement that they will…

Registration is now open for elop’s Foundation Certificate in LGBT+ Affirmative Counselling

Delivered through a mix of online and in-person sessions, this 12-week course starts on 22nd April 2023. It is open to all LGBT+ community members…

London LGBTQ+ Community Centre announces new chair and celebrates anniversary

The London LGBTQ+ Community Centre has entered its second year as the sober and intersectional focal point of the queer community in London with the…

Trans Equality Organisation Welcomes Passing of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

Scottish Trans, the trans equality project of LGBTI equality and human rights charity the Equality Network, has welcomed that MSPs have voted, by 86 votes…

Overwhelming support for Gender Recognition reform from every corner of Scotland

More than sixty LGBT+ organisations from around Scotland have written today to MSPs in support of the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. 1,500 postcards calling for…