Care under the Rainbow Launch Event on IDAHOT Day 17th May 2019

Introducing a new learning resource for creating inclusive care home environments for older LGBT+ residents. Friday 17th May 2019 marks IDAHOT Day – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. This is a significant day for a number of reasons. For LGBT+ groups and organisations it’s about recognising and speaking out against the violence and … Continued

“Your City, Your Voice”

For our March blog post Hannah Hier, former female Youth Mayor of Bristol, writes about her experiences championing the voices of young people in Bristol. Opportunities to shape diversity, inclusion and equality discourse are often hard to come by for young people, but through political involvement and groups, such as our Alphabets LGBTQ Youth Project, … Continued

Youth Services secured for thousands of young people in South Gloucestershire

More than 2000 young people per year will benefit from youth services in South Gloucestershire, benefiting from support including mental health provision, access to creative activities and targeted support for LGBTQ+ young people.   Despite South Gloucestershire being, on the whole, a relatively affluent area, young people still experience deprivation, with 6500 children living in low … Continued

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