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Emerging Futures Interim Report

As part of the National Lottery Community Fund’s Emerging Futures programme, Consortium and Wise Thoughts have partnered together for this important project. Wise Thoughts agreed…

December Newsletter

🗞 Our December Newsletter is out! This Festive Edition includes news about the launch of our Annual Impact Survey, current campaigns and new funding opportunities!…

Share BAME LGBTQ+ Stories of Living Through the Pandemic

The first ever virtual Wise Thoughts #GFEST took place between 9th and 21st November 2020. One of the highlights was the launch of new filmed…

Consortium Statement on Bell v Tavistock Outcome

Yesterday, 1st December 2020, saw an outcome in the case  Bell v Tavistock. The judgement text can be found here. Consortium joins with its Member organisations…

ÂŁ290,000 of Grants Awarded to 43 LGBT+ Organisations

Consortium has today announced an investment of ÂŁ290,000 to 43 LGBT+ organisations across the UK thanks to funds from the National Emergencies Trust A strong…

Welcoming our new Chair of Trustees

Following ratification by our Membership for his first term as a Trustee, and an interview process by the current Board, we are delighted to welcome…

Responding to the Women and Equalities Select Committee gender recognition Inquiry 2020

This briefing aims to support organisations as well as individuals to respond to this Select Committee call for evidence. What is the Inquiry all about?…

November Newsletter

Our November Newsletter is out and it’s another bumper edition packed with news about our current campaigns, funding opportunities and news from our Members! Click…

Consortium Statement on new Gender Recognition Act Inquiry

On 28 October, the Westminster Parliament’s Women and Equalities Select Committee launched a public Inquiry into the UK Government’s recent announcement of changes to the gender recognition…

October Newsletter

Our October Newsletter is out and it’s a bumper edition packed with news about our current campaigns, Black History Month and our upcoming AGM! Click…

‘Joyful Sinners’ celebrate commitments for ‘meanwhile use’ queer venue as temporary replacement for The Joiners Arms

Award-winning queer campaigners Friends of the Joiners Arms, who have fought proposals to demolish iconic queer venue The Joiners Arms since 2014, announce that they…

NatCen to investigate impacts of COVID-19 on UK LGBT+ communities

    Researchers from the National Centre for Social Research will assess the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing impact on UK LGBT+ communities, and how the LGBT+…

Scottish Trans joins legal challenge to protect gender equality on public authority boards

Equality charity says attempt to overturn widely-supported 2018 legislation is ‘misguided’, and will have a ‘chilling effect’ on trans people in Scotland. Scottish Trans (ST), part of the LGBTI human rights charity…

VAWG Grassroots Fund

The London Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to launch the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime’s (MOPAC) Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Grassroots Fund….

Rainbow Roads

Rainbow Crossing’s have been popping up all over London’s roads over the last 2 years as a way to celebrate LGBT+ residents, workers & visitors….

Consortium Member Shaun Dellenty Listed in Guardian Global Top 20 Diversity Public Figures

Homophobia survivor who came out as gay to primary school pupils at Alfred Salter Primary School in 2009 receives the gold standard for diversity, globally….

KaS World Project

KaS is a collaboration between Club Kali (BAME LGBTQI social network) and Spectra (Sexual health and wellbeing service charity). KaS project is hoping to provide…

Schools OUT UK launches Landmark Competition

Every year since its launch in 2004, LGBT+ History Month raises vital funds for its work to make schools safe and inclusive for everyone through…

LGBTQ+ Sector Kick Start Scheme

Background Central government launched the Kick Start scheme in September 2020 to provide opportunities for 16 – 25 year olds to find employment for 25 hours…

The award-winning podcast The Log Books returns for Season Two

Winner of Best New Podcast at British Podcast Awards 2020  THE LOG BOOKS re-opens unique chronicle of LGBTQ+ history with Season Two   “immensely moving” –…