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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…

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…

Romani Cultural & Arts Company Gypsy, Roma and Traveller LGBTQ+ Spoken History Archive Celebrating GRT Diversity

Available from 1st February 2021 on the RCAC website: http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/voices/grt-lgbtq-spoken-history-archive/   The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce the launch of the Gypsy, Roma…

TRANSforming Futures

Consortium is proud to be part of the TRANSforming Futures project, creating lasting change for trans communities within healthcare and criminal justice systems. We aim to…

NHS England to Benchmark and Award NHS Organisations Based on LGBT Awareness and Inclusion

Rainbow Badges is an initiative that gives NHS staff a way to show that they offer open, non-judgemental and inclusive care for patients and their…

Launch of LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline

Galop is launching a new helpline, providing support and advice for any in the UK who has experienced anti-LGBT+ abuse, violence, or harassment. The LGBT+…

‘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….