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LGBT+ Film poster competition!

To commemorate the anniversary of #50years, Derbyshire LGBT+ have teamed up with QUAD for a series of very special LGBT film showings.  As part of that programme, QUAD are screening the film Victim on Friday 28th July, preceded by an LGB-QWERTY spoken word event, looking at what LGBT+ life is like now.

As part of the screening, QUAD are hosting a competition to win LGBT film posters – to be in with a chance of winning, you can enter here: https://www.facebook.com/derbyquad/posts/10154754728893201

You can buy your tickets for the film showing at QUAD – just mention LGBTPLUS when you book by phone or in person for a discount!

All About Trans survey – make your voice heard!

All About Trans is working with MA student Qiuling Liu, who has created a survey on trans people’s representation in the media. Alongside Jennie Kermode, the author of the original 2010 work, All About Trans Advisor Sarah Lennox and strategic planner and qualitative researcher Jo Shaw, they have been working with Qiuling to develop a survey that can allow trans people to share how they feel about media representation in the UK.

 She’s asking what has changed in seven years? How are things better? What impact does the media have on trans people’s lives and wellbeing? How can trans advocacy organisations make a difference? This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the media’s influence and impact on trans and non-binary lives – but they need your help. 

 Will you take the survey? It’s linked here too: https://kclbs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3WMbgv6RJwjTsgd

 

Milk Presents – a Play in a Week at Derby Theatres

Performer?  Actor?  Musician?  Over 16?

Milk Presents are undertaking a ‘Play in a Week’ at Derby Theatres, the week runs from Tuesday 23rd May – Saturday 27th May and free places are open to any LGBT+ person, allies and friends, for afternoon or evening sessions.  The group will start by looking at the themes in The Well of Loneliness, and will create a new work together from this – you don’t need to have read the work beforehand!  You don’t need any previous performing experience, just a desire to explore the themes and help create a new piece of theatre which will be performed at the end.

To join in with the project, you need to apply for a place by 10th May, by writing to the e-mail contained in the link below.
You can find more details and how to apply for a place here: http://www.milkpresents.com/production/play-in-a-week-derby

Launch of Golden Rainbows Chesterfield

Derbyshire LGBT+ are proud to present a new monthly social support group that will be launching in Chesterfield on 9th May 2017.  The group is part of our Golden Rainbows Project, and is open to people who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender over the age of 55.  Our Golden Rainbows survey last year showed us that there was a great need in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas for support for older LGBT people.  We would like to help build a social and supportive older LGBT community in Chesterfield.

The group will be confidential and free to attend.  The group will meet monthly at the Assembly Rooms in the Chesterfield Market Hall, which has lift access from the ground floor, and all are welcome for refreshments.  Our launch event will be on Tuesday 9th May 2-4pm, and the group members will have a say in what activities or speakers are booked for future meetings. 

If you have any queries about Golden Rainbows Chesterfield, you are welcome to contact us on 01332 207704 or by email on info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk

 

 

Bidentity goes online!

Lovely peeps, Bidentity, our social support group for those who self-identify under the bi umbrella, is going online!  Instead of a monthly meet up in the centre, we’ll have a shiny new secret group on social media for you to join, chat with others and share posts and information.

The group won’t be visible to those looking for it, and no-one will be able to see that you belong to it, unless they are also in the group.

While one of our staff members will be online to help moderate Bidentity, we’re also looking for a couple of volunteers to help moderate and run the group, doing things like welcoming new members, posting relevant content and ensuring that the group is a safe and welcoming place for all who are in it.  If you would like to volunteer with us and help build a vibrant social support group of folks who identify as Bi or Pan, please get in touch.  You can reach us by e-mail info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk or by phone 01332 207704 or come to a drop in on Wednesdays 10-1pm or Thursdays 1-4pm.

If you would like to join the group, please also get in touch on the details above.

Calling all LGBT+ supporters of Derby County Football Club!

If you’re an LGBT+ fan of the Beautiful Game, specifically a supporter of Derby County Football Club, we’d like you to get in touch with us.  We’d love to see a thriving LGBT+ supporters club in our county, with LGBT+ peeps getting together to share a passion for football and Derby County.  If you’d like to help set a group up with ourselves and Derby County, or even if you’d like to be a part of the club when it’s set up, please get in touch.  You can reach us on 01332 207704 or mailto:info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk

Golden Rainbows Project

Derbyshire LGBT+ are pleased to announce the launch of their new project ‘Golden Rainbows’. The project is funded by Lloyds Bank and aims to reduce the isolation and loneliness often experienced by older LGBT+ individuals who live and/or work in rural Derbyshire.  The Project is being led by Connor, who would love to talk to anyone who self-identifies as LGBT+, is over the age of 50 and lives or works in rural Derbyshire about their needs, their experiences and what support they would like. 

Research from Rural Action Derbyshire and Derbyshire LGBT+ has shown that older LGBT+ people experience higher levels of isolation and loneliness in relation to their heterosexual counterparts. This isolation and loneliness is doubled if an older LGBT+ person lives in a rural area of the county.  We hope that this year long project will help overcome some of the barriers that people have found in accessing appropriate LGBT+ 50+ support. 

If you, or anyone you know would be interested in the Golden Rainbows Project, please contact Connor directly on connorgoldenrainbows@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk or phone us on 01332 207704.

LGBT+BME? We need you!

Derbyshire LGBT+ is in the process of setting up an LGBT+ BME(Black & Minority Ethnic) social and support group, as part of that process we would like to recruit a sessional worker to develop and run the group. Salary will be £8 an hour for 5 hours a month.  We are looking for someone with skills to network, facilitate and support the group.  For more information and an application form please contact andy.brown@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk