Arrested for Cottaging: A 21st Century Experience

Most of us have heard of cottages: public toilets where men sought the company of other men. Some were unfortunate enough to be confronted by Police Officers who were in there with open smiles perhaps in order to invite attention and make an arrest. These were darker times for men who have sex with men … Continued

Annabel Grace, Screenwriter & Executive Producer, Writes about PTSD

PTSD – Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. For many people, talking about mental health issues is still seen as a form of weakness and … Continued

Improving care for LGBT+ people

We’d like to share information about a UK-wide study looking for participants to improve communication between health and social care professionals and LGBT+ people with serious illness. King’s College London has launched ACCESSCare C – a major piece of research to understand and improve health and social care professionals’ communication with LGBT+ people with serious … Continued

Transforming Spaces by Aaron Barnes

Aaron Barnes, Associate, Diversity Trust I’ll start by saying that I personally LOVE a conference, especially a conference that covers gender and sexuality issues, and especially when topics focused on transgender issues are going to led by trans people. So you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to the 2018 ‘Transforming Spaces’ conference … Continued

£492,000 boost for young people in South Gloucestershire

This week, Youth Work Week, an innovative new partnership funded by the Big Lottery Fund will begin work to provide more joined-up services to better support young people in the county. Young people are in the grip of a well-being crisis. In South Gloucestershire approximately 4,800 children and young people aged 5-19 have a diagnosable … Continued

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