LGBT Foundation's Women's Programme aims to support and empower all lesbian and bisexual* women to improve their health and wellbeing, to improve skills, increase confidence and reduce isolation.
In March 2020 we reshaped the way in which we approach our work. Our belief that our communities deserve to live their best lives is manifest in our ethos; it drives everything we do. We trust that by coming together we make a difference, and by making these differences we bring about change.
In every step we take, big or small, we look for purpose, and from that purpose we find power.
Welcome to LGBT Foundation's Women's Programme
For 2019-2020 we were very fortunate to receive funding from OGX Hair products. It is through this funding that we have been able to bring you monthly workshops, craft sessions, an upcoming national conference, provide training for public and private sector organisatiions on the complex health needs of LB+ women, and all the wonderful Pride events of 2020. The funding from OGX Hair Products has allowed the Women's Programme to continue in its vital work.
*LGBT Foundation’s services for women are inclusive of trans women, non-binary people and gender fluid people who identify as lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation. We try to make our services welcoming and accessible to all; if you have any specific access requirements please let us know and we'll try to help.
EVENTS COMING UP...
The Quiz CLub is on every first Monday of the month at 5.00pm. There's questions, a bit of chat, answers, a bit more chat and more chat if there's time. More here.
Every second Wednesday of the month! December we're DARNING!! Don’t chuck those favourite socks out! Don't throw that jumper... month.
Don your your gay apparel, dust off the tinsel and get ready for the Sapphic Santa, the Women's Programme Festive Quiz! ...
Want to know how to hang a shelf without needing a plasterer afterwards? Got a box of tiles gathering dust? Join us to learn how to do it your way...
INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
The way we feel is undeniably linked to our identity and, as LB+ women, we have a lot to face on a day to day basis. Read more
We know that rates of depression are higher among LGBT folks, often increased by experiences of hate crime and discrimination. Read on...
Substance misuse is four times higher in LB+ women than in hetrosexuals, but there is little specific support available. Read more here.
LB+ women are too often excluded from the narrative around domestic abuse and as a result it often goes unreported. More here
The myths around LB+ women's sexual health still circulate and the propegation of an historic mis-information can prove to be deadly. Read on...
We have created and collected guides and links to other organisations over the years. We hope you find them useful. More detail here.
It can be incredibly difficult for LB+ women to meet other women and there are fewer and fewer specific spaces that feel safe. More here...
We are constantly striving to gather meaningful data through our own surveys and by partnering other organisations on research projects. More here.
If you would like more information or you would like to join our mailing list, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org