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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…

9 Year’s of Trustee Service from Hannah

After 9 year’s of being a Trustee for Consortium, Hannah Taylor has stood down from her Trustee position. Hannah has been Consortium’s longest standing Trustee,…

Support trans people’s freedom, dignity and safety

We are crowdfunding for vital funds to directly support trans organisations and the trans people they work with.   Trans communities in the UK have…

Consortium Supports Challenge to LGB Alliance Charity Status

Leading trans charity, Mermaids is appealing the controversial decision by the Charity Commission to award the LGB Alliance charitable status. LGBT+ Consortium, Gendered Intelligence, LGBT…

Trans equality charity welcome today’s Court of Session appeal judgement on trans people and the Census

Court rejects appeal and upholds Census guidance allowing trans men and women to self-identify their lived sex. Three judges in the Inner House of the…

Trans equality charity welcome support for gender recognition reform in BBC poll

LGBTI group the Equality Network, and its trans equality project Scottish Trans, have welcomed today’s BBC opinion poll on reform of the Gender Recognition Act….

Trans equality charity welcome Court of Session decision on transgender rights

Court upholds Census guidance allowing trans men and women to self-identify their lived sex Lord Sandison held in the Outer House of the Court of…

Trans, Non Binary and Intersex Counselling Service Launches in Wirral

 A new counselling service for Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex individuals has launched in Wirral. The new and unique service will be delivered by Cheshire and…

OUP collaborate with leading LGBTQ+ charity Just Like Us to launch new picture book from acclaimed The Pirate Mums creators, Jodie Lancet-Grant and Lydia Corry

Celebrated author Jodie Lancet-Grant will publish her second picture book, The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures, with Oxford University Press in June 2022 to coincide…

Court of Session to hear key trans case on Wednesday

Court of Session to hear key trans case on Wednesday On Wednesday, the Court of Session in Edinburgh will hear arguments in a key trans…

SAFEGUARDING LGBT+ CHRISTIANS SURVEY 2021

SAFEGUARDING SURVEY SHOWS ONLY A THIRD OF UK ADULT LGBT+ CHRISTIANS SAY THEY FEEL ‘SAFE TO BE OUT’ IN THEIR LOCAL CHURCH.   A 2021…

Trans in the City’s Public Response to Statements by the EHRC

Trans in the City has spent several years attempting to engage with the UK Government in a positive conversation around its approach towards trans people….

Sparkle – The National Transgender Charity’s Public Response to Statements by the EHRC

Sparkle – The National Transgender Charity strongly condemns the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) attempts to intervene in the Scottish consultation on reform of…

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 LGBTQ+ community. Plans for the first Chase Pride…