Gay Holocaust Memorial Event 25th Jan 2017

Our first event of 2017 will be Gay Holocaust Memorial Event on Wednesday 25th January 2017, 2-5pm at our centre.  The free event will include a showing of the documentary film Paragraph 175 and an accompanying art exhibition, with time for discussions and light refreshments, and a candle vigil to remember those who lost their lives or were imprisoned for their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.  All welcome, in any way that you self-identify, to meet with us and discuss the impact of the gay holocaust.

How do I find the centre?:
We’re really easy to find, the centre is a few minutes walk from the town centre, and just round the corner from Derby Central Library and Derby Museum.  We have limited off road parking available directly across the road from our main entrance.  There’s a rainbow flag hanging over the entrance, so we should be an easy spot.  The centre is disabled friendly, with a hearing loop and ramp access to a large loo with grab rails.  The event will be held downstairs at the centre.

You are welcome to get in touch if you have any questions beforehand, we look forward to seeing you then.

Volunteering Spotlight!

We’re currently looking for additional LGBT+ Youth Group Leads for our vibrant group based in Chesterfield.  If you are available on a weekly basis, and would like to work alongside LGBT+ Youth, please get in touch.

LGBT+ Youth Group Lead – Chesterfield

A volunteer vacancy has arisen for a youth group lead for our weekly Chesterfield LGBT+ youth group based in the Chesterfield centre.  The role entails supporting attendees, who age from 13-19, actively engaging in constructive discussions and supervising activities focussed around sexual orientation or gender identity.  The role requires a clean DBS check, we can apply for this on your behalf.  You would assist in running or co-running sessions, forward planning session topics and ensuring the safety of attendees.  Full training and support will be given.
This role would suit a mature individual, who has a passion for LGBT support and youth work. 

 We would like you to:

Be passionate about supporting the local and wider LGBT community and allies.
Be an excellent communicator.
Be able to constructively challenge prejudice and ignorance.
Be reliable and trustworthy.
Have had experience of an LGBT journey, know someone who has, or be aware of some of the issues that LGBT people can face.

In return we can offer:

Specialist role training, including ongoing awareness training for potential issues.
Personal safety training dependent on role.
One-to-one support from our staff, support from our volunteer team and volunteer socials.
An opportunity to build confidence, gain experience, give time and life experience to your LGBT+ community, and volunteer in a supportive environment.

 For more information or an application form, please contact the Project Officer for Volunteering, Suzanne at suzannefm@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk or on 01332 207704 Tuesday to Friday.

 

Christmas Closure

Lovely folks,

Our centre will be closing for the holidays at 12 noon on 23rd December 2016 and re-opening on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9am.  We hope to see some of you at our open Christmas Day event on 25th December.  All that’s left for us to say is, we hope you have a wonderful holiday break and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year 😀

mistletoe-hanging

LGB-QWERTY4 – Christmas Special

The last LGB-QWERTY of this year will be held on Friday 2nd December at the Maypole.  Come and join us for an entertaining evening of spoken word and variety acts from members of the Derbyshire LGBT+ community.  The last event had spoken word poets, Lord Illusions stage magic and a wonderful inaugral performance from Miss Dee Zasterous.

Tickets are £3 on the door, doors open at 7.30pm and the performance starts at 8pm.  Get there early to get a good seat!

Already confirmed for the Christmas Special are-
Lord Illusion – James Wallace – Phrase GoblinzBenjamin Knight – Louise Grattan Electric Violinist – Kevin Jackson Poetry – Chantelle Fallaize
And back by popular demand, Miss Dee Zasterous
Hosted by Dan Webber – Spoken Word
Aftershow party with DJ set by Isaac Smith Music

If you would like to perform at the Christmas Special , or future events – (the audience is very friendly!) please get in touch with dan@furthestfromthesea.co.uk.

LGB-QWERTY4 will be at the Maypole: http://www.themaypoletheatre.co.uk/

Maypole Café Bar and Theatre
42 Brook Street
Derby
DE! 3PH

Presented by Furthest From The Sea; Music Comedy and Arts, in association with The Maypole Cafe, Bar and Theatre, Twisted Tongues and Derbyshire LGBT+!

Christmas Day 2016 – last call!

If you feel that you may be alone this Christmas, and unable to celebrate your festival of choice with your family and friends due to frictions around your gender identity or sexual orientation, then you are welcome to join Connor and Ryan at our special Christmas Day opening.  Between 1-7pm the centre will be open for the afternoon, including a buffet and drinks, board games, music and gathering with other LGBT+ folks.

Please let us know if you would like to come join us by 30th of November, so we can organise the catering!  You can get in touch with us by phone on 01332 207704 or by email on mailto:info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk

Sexual Health Outreach Special 26th November

On evening of 26th November we will be rounding off National HIV Testing Week with a Sexual Health Outreach Special at the Crown Inn, Curzon Street.

Come along and talk sexual health in the familiar surroundings of the Crown, with our staff and knowledgeable volunteers, get condom supplies and choose to have a rapid HIV test on the night.  The rapid test only takes a few minutes, and helps you feel more confident about your HIV status.

Why not come see us on the night, and make sure that all your gifts this Christmas are properly wrapped 😉

National HIV Testing Week 2016

Do you know your HIV status? For certain?

This years National HIV testing week is now here!  And we’re marking the occasion by offering rapid testing in Chesterfield and Derby through this week.  The rapid test takes a few minutes, and involves a pinprick of blood being taken from your finger.

23rd – Chesterfield – evening.
24th – Chesterfield – daytime.
25th – Derby  – at our centre on Bramble Street throughout the day.
26th – Derby – The Crown Inn, Curzon Street, evening.  At our Sexual Health Outreach event.

Depending on the result of the rapid test, you may choose to taker a full HIV test afterwards.  This involves booking into a GUM clinic and having an appointment with them.  Get in touch with either them or us for further details of what the full test entails.

Why not pop along to one of our events and take an HIV rapid test with us?  It’ll be shorter than reading this post.

 

TDOR 2016

This year’s Trans Day of Remembrance memorial event will be held in Chesterfield Library on Saturday 19th November 2016 5pm- 8pm.

The event is open to anyone who would like to mark the event with us, there will be a showing of the documentary film Screaming Queens of Compton and a opportunity to meet with members of the DLGBT+ team for the evening learn about the work that we do and discuss the current difficulties facing LGBT+ people.

The event is free to attend, but we ask that you get in touch with us to book a place.  You can contact us on  01332 207704 or info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk for further details or to book a free place.