How you can say "We Exist"
Have you ever felt that you wanted to represent your community in something that you are interested in but never thought you could do it, or didn’t know how to get involved? If so then The Lesbian & Gay Foundation would like to hear from you.
Often the issues that directly affect the lesbian, gay and bisexual community may go unheard or un-addressed, unless there is an active voice around the table that is championing the needs of our community.
That’s why The Lesbian & Gay Foundation would like to encourage more lesbian, gay and bisexual people to represent themselves and the things that matter to them in all areas of public life. Areas where we are underrepresented, such as in schools, workplaces, housing, policing, politics, healthcare, infact anywhere where our voices need to be heard and lesbian, gay and bisexual people need to be supported.
If you’ve ever been interested in getting involved in something but felt restricted for some reason, then we want to encourage you to put yourself forward. We want to help you find the best way to use your voice and your skills as an LGB Community Champion, someone that is working on behalf of the community to support the needs and issues of lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is looking for people from within the community, and those that support our community, to engage in local networks so that we can:
- Motivate and mobilise community members to make a difference.
- Share the research, data, the experiences and the life stories that we have available, to enable people to make positive changes for lesbian, gay and bisexual men and women.
- Help people from within the community to be able to hold public services to account if they’re not meeting the diverse needs of our community.
- Provide people with the tools and information to challenge decisions that are unfair or have an impact on our community.
We can’t do this alone; we need to ensure that we’re working with as many people as possible in order to meet these needs and we are looking for people to help us to provide representation, to get to those places that we can’t reach.