LGBT Foundation has temporarily shifted to become a remote service delivery charity due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This means that many of our face-to-face services have been paused until further notice. To find out more about what this means for this service, you can call us on 0345 3 30 30 30 or email [email protected]
LGBT Foundation's Women's Programme aims to support and empower all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* 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 2020-2021 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...
“I've been thinking about that last spell we did all day”: Queer Women and Witchcraft through the Ages - An online history talk by Mara Gold - Thursday 28th October @ 7pm
From persecution to Pride, sapphic women have been always intertwined with histories of witchcraft. But why? Join sapphic scholar Mara Gold on an magical journey through the ages, exploring just how spirituality and spell-casting became entrenched in sapphic culture. Together we will summon ancient goddesses, mourn early modern witch trials, and celebrate contemporary activism through historical artefacts, archival documents, representation and personal accounts. Whether or not you believe in the power of magic, you’re sure to discover a vital but under-researched aspect of LGBT+ history. For those of you feeling the pull of sapphic sorcery, you are invited to participate in a small ritual at the end.
Mara Gold is a PhD/DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford investigating sapphic history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a particular focus on understanding and performing sapphic identities through the ancient world.
Women In The Picture: An Art History Talk - Wednesday 17th November @ 7pm
This talk by Ann-Marie Michel is about women in art, and how tradition, social circumstance and simple sexism have pushed them into certain roles: the Lover, the Muse, the Eccentric, the Saint. It touches on the life stories of key women artists like Artemisia Gentileschi, Camille Claudel, Frida Kahlo and Lee Miller. These women often sacrificed their own ideas and talent to feed the genius they loved, and even when they managed to maintain their own vision, they were - and still are - often overlooked, or dismissed as minor figures or dilettantes. This talk puts the focus on the best artists you've never heard of, offering a different perspective that celebrates the female contribution to art history.
Wanna dance with somebody? We’ve got you covered with Dance Out! Join our FREE, fun, and friendly dance classes, twice a month.
Quiz Club is on every first Monday of the month at 5.00pm. There's questions, a bit of chat, answers, and a bit more chat
INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
The way we feel is undeniably linked to our identity and, as LGBT 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.