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Consortium and Wise Thoughts receive £41,850 in National Lottery funding to support LGBT+ communities re-imagine a future against backdrop of COVID-19

The partnership between Consortium and Wise Thoughts has received £41,850 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for the project ‘Emerging with Pride’. The…

Consortium stands #TogetherWithTrans

Over 50 LGBTQ+ organisations and allies have joined together for the first time to change the way trans and non-binary lives are being represented in…

City for LGBT+ Crowdfunding event goes virtual

We are proud to announce that City for LGBT+ is back – and it’s virtual! GiveOut and Consortium are joining forces with The Funding Network…

Thank you to our outgoing Chair!

  After 6 years of being a Trustee (the maximum term Consortium’s Trustees can serve), and 3 years as our Chair, today marks outgoing Consortium…

September Newsletter

Our September Newsletter is out and it’s a bumper edition packed with funding opportunities! Click on the following link to read all about it 👉…

Consortium Welcomes 3 New Trustees!

Consortium is delighted to announce that following a recent recruitment process 3 new Trustees have been appointed, bringing the Trustee Board to a team of…

LGBT+ Futures COVID-19 Response Fund Launched

Consortium is delighted to announce the launch of the LGBT+ Futures: National Emergencies Trust Fund. Thanks to funding from the National Emergencies Trust, Consortium will…

Urgent and Important Call to Action

As many of you will have seen, the Sunday Times reported that the UK Government Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, is planning a…

Our statement on Liz Truss MP’s evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee

On Wednesday 22nd April Liz Truss MP, the Minister for Women and Equalities, appeared before the Women and Equalities Select Committee to give evidence. She…

Consortium Special e-bulletin

Welcome to this special e-bulletin, which is full of updates about what Consortium is doing to support our Members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic….

First Pride event launches in Cannock Chase

  First Pride event launches in Cannock Chase A new Pride festival will launch in Staffordshire in 2022 to offer greater support to the region’s…

LGBTI network responds to Equality & Human Rights Commission letter on trans equality

The Equality Network, a national LGBTI organisation in Scotland, and its project Scottish Trans, have responded to a letter sent today by the GB Equality…

Trans people and allies call for their rights outside the Scottish Parliament

Scottish Trans joins legal challenge to protect trans people’s equal participation in the next Scottish Census  Equality charity says that attempt to overturn well established…

Welcome for Holyrood report on banning conversion practices

End Conversion Therapy Scotland welcomes Holyrood Committee report into a ban on Conversion Practices Scotland’s major LGBT+ groups and the End Conversion Therapy Campaign have…

Launch of LGBTQI+ mental health resource for young people

  Following a survey of and workshops with LGBTQI+ young people, the Anna Freud Centre has created a free resource to support LGTBQI+ young people’s…

“You’re Safe Here” scheme rolls out in Liverpool

A scheme to create safe spaces in venues across the Liverpool City Region, developed in response to a spate of hate crimes against the LGBT+…

Member Organisation Feature for Trans Awareness Week- FFLAG

When and why was your organisation created? FFLAG, as a national charity, was launched in 1993, at a meeting in Stonewall’s London office. But its…

FFLAG Publishes New Booklet: ‘How Do I Tell my Children? – I’m Transgender’

Celebrating Trans Awareness Week 2021, FFLAG is delighted to be publishing their latest booklet ‘How Do I Tell my Children?  – I’m Transgender.’ The creation…

LGBT+ Experiences During Covid-19

                  The National Centre for Social Research, with the support of Consortium, Intercom Trust, LGBT Foundation and…

Free counselling service for LGBTQ+ Bexley residents – from METRO Charity

METRO Charity have launched a new one-to-one counselling service free of charge to those aged 18 or over, identify as LGBTQ+ and live in the…