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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)

Posted on Thu-10-2019 by Cecily Stevenson

Hi. My name is Alexus and I’m the Trans Wellbeing Support Worker at Birmingham LGBT Centre. I wanted to write about TDoR from my own perspective as a Trans woman so what follows is just that. But first a little history on how TDoR came about. On November 28 1998 a Trans woman called Rita […]

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Research request for LGBT+ people aged 45 and over: Rainbow OPTICS

Posted on Wed-09-2019 by Maria Hughes

LGBT+ Social Drinker? Aged 45 or over? If you would be interested in taking part in a research project exploring the social drinking practices of older LGBT+ people, please read on. As a social researcher, I’m interested in social interactions and how people’s lives and activities (or practices) are shaped by what goes on around […]

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Steps to Change

Posted on Tue-03-2019 by Maria Hughes

Steps to Change is a programme run by Aquarius, offering a range of activities for over 55s who are affected by alcohol, drugs and gambling. The service is also offered to family, friends and carers. They provide an alternative to substance misuse, and the activities help to prevent isolation, increase physical activity, improve mental and […]

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Bring Dementia Out

Posted on Tue-03-2019 by Maria Hughes

The Alzheimer’s Society has developed the Bring Dementia Out innovation, which aims to ensure that LGBT+ people affected by dementia feel more comfortable in coming forward to access help, information and support around dementia. Through helping LGBT+ organisations and communities to increase their awareness and understanding of dementia, and how the needs of LGBT+ people […]

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The Choir with No Name

Posted on Tue-03-2019 by Maria Hughes

The LGBT Hub has been contacted by Sally from The Choir with No Name, to offer groups a FREE singing workshop. The Choir with No Name is a choir for people whose lives have been affected by homelessness & others who find themselves on the margins of our society. They have funding to deliver outreach […]

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