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March Newsletter

🗞 Our March Newsletter is out! In this edition you will find an important update about the Supportive Schools Campaign, news about Lesbian Visibility Week,…

LGBT+ Sector Responds to the Government’s Draft ‘Guidance for Schools and Colleges: Gender Questioning Children’.

Following a long wait and several delays, the UK Government have today, 19th December, released their draft ‘Guidance for Schools and Colleges: Gender Questioning Children’….

Final Evaluation of the LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund

We are excited to be publishing the final evaluation of the LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund, which has been funded by The National Lottery Community Fund,…

Consortium Welcomes New Chair of Trustees

Today Consortium welcomes a new Chair of Trustees, Yatin Mistry, as we always say farewell and a huge thank you to outgoing Chair Christopher French,…

£20,000 awarded through our LGBT+ Futures: Faith Fund

Consortium is delighted to have awarded £20,000 to LGBT+ organisations thanks to generous funding from a private donor. 20 LGBT+ organisations across the country received…

Statement on the ruling in Mermaids v Charity Commission and LGB Alliance

Consortium are disappointed to learn that the appeal was dismissed on the grounds of legal standing. Although the judges were invited to indicate what their…

2023 Volunteer Awards: Highly Commended Nominations

Volunteers’ Week reminds us all to take the time to say thank you to the LGBTQIA+ volunteers who dedicate their time volunteering for the LGBTQIA+…

New Funding Partnership for Trans Rights Makes First Award

New Funding Partnership for Trans Rights Makes First Award              Consortium is delighted to have made a grant award of…

2023 LGBTQIA+ Volunteers’ Awards Winners

It’s Volunteers Week! Volunteering keeps our communities going, and is a week when we recognise and celebrate the contributions from LGBTQIA+ volunteers all over the…

ILGA releases latest Rainbow Europe index, UK falls to 17th place

ILGA Europe have published their latest Rainbow Europe map and rankings, with the UK once again dropping in the ratings and now sitting at 17th…

Flash Dances – Call for contributions!

SAYiT LGBTQ+ History Month

  Sheffield LGBTQ+ youth charity SAYiT have organised a range of talks, events and podcasts throughout February to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month: 1st February 2024…

Scottish LGBTI Organisation Appoints New Chief Executive

The Equality Network, a leading national LGBTI equality and campaign organisation in Scotland, has today appointed a new Chief Executive, Dr Rebecca Crowther. The organisation’s…

Major Partnership Announced to Support LGBT+ People Across Liverpool City Region

LCR Pride Foundation, the region’s LGBT+ charity, has unveiled a major three-year partnership with long standing supporter Barclays. Barclays have supported the LCR Pride Foundation…

TRANS EQUALITY ORGANISATION URGES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TO APPEAL DECISION IN FAVOUR OF UK GOVERNMENT VETO OF THE GENDER RECOGNITION REFORM (SCOTLAND) BILL

Scottish Trans, part of LGBTI human rights charity Equality Network, believe that the Scottish Government should appeal the decision of the Court of Session that…

Opening Doors London Emergency Appeal

At Opening Doors, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals aged 50 and above. Membership of Opening Doors is not just free;…

LGBTI organisations welcome Scottish Government plans to improve the lives of non-binary people

Seven national LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) organisations in Scotland welcome the publication of the Scottish Government’s Non-Binary Equality Action Plan. Scottish Trans,…

Goodbye Twitter, hello TikTok

As of today (Thursday 5th October 2023), Mermaids have taken the decision to stop engaging with their X (formerly Twitter) account. Read their full statement…

2023 Winner Positive Role Model Award: LGBT and Certificate of Achievement for Open House

Oasis Open House received a Certificate of Achievement from the National Diversity Awards, whilst Oasis Open House founder, Dave Moreton, was announced the Winner of…

South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Apologises to LGBTQ+ communities

“I am deeply sorry” Apology issued today to SAYiT from Chief Constable Lauren Poultney. South Yorkshire Police have today become the third police force, following…

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