The BAME LGBT Allies training aims to equip BAME youth, community and faith workers with the confidence, information and resources to start to make BAME and faith spaces more LGBT inclusive.
Some BAME and faith communities can find the topic of gender, sexuality, or LGBT identities, a challenging area to explore. There can be a lot of silence on such topics in communities, coupled with the pressure of heterosexual expectations for young people to fulfil (such as the importance of having a family and marriage) can lead to LGBT young people within BAME and faith communities to fear and feel unable to be ‘out’ or full selves within these spaces.
The BAME LGBT Allies training provides an open and non-judgemental learning space for youth, community and faith leaders to reflect on community attitudes towards LGBT identities, identify the roots to anti-LGBT attitudes and explore ways they can be more visible as supportive LGBT allies within these spaces.
This training is for anyone who identifies as BAME and is:
A youth worker or who works with young people in some capacity
A community worker
A faith leader
Read more about the BAME programme, the Allies Project and supporting BAME LGBT young people on the links below.