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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The Proud Trust is now operating digitally, as we make significant changes to how we operate in this time of international concern.

All youth groups and 1-1s (face-to-face contact) are not running in their usual venues and are being delivered virtually instead.

Our LGBT Centre is closed, and our training is being postponed or moving virtual.

Youth workers will be sending out Google Hangout links for our group work and 1-1 support. Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are still here for you and all LGBT+ young people.

Please share this with young people or colleagues where relevant.

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BAME LGBT+ Allies

BAME: Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities

LGBT+: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (plus other related identities)

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.

Contact chloe.cousins@theproudtrust.org for further information, and to register your interest in the BAME LGBT+ Allies project and upcoming training.


BAME Allies Network Information


Actions from BAME Allies Training


Supporting BAME Young People


Black History Month Pack 2016 Challenging Prejudice and Uniting Communities


BAME Allies Hate Crime Resource Pack

 

 


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