LGBT Foundation has temporarily shifted to become a remote service delivery charity due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This means that all 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 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 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...
Community Collab Group - Wednesday 21 July, 7pm
We want to know what YOU want from the Women’s Programme!
LGBT Foundation’s Women’s Programme aims to be a safe, social space, where LGBT women can get together to learn new skills, feel confident and empowered, and have a good ol’ time. From Acting workshops to Zine making, we want to hear all your ideas for the fun that the Women’s Programme could get up to. Is there a certain skill you’ve always wanted to learn? A part of LGBT history you’d love to know more about? Come along and tell us!
We also want to hear about the issues that are important to you as LGBT women, plus about your experience of online groups and how you feel about face-to-face groups returning!
Taking place on Zoom, as well as being a great chance to share ideas, it’ll also be a chance to meet some new people so put your thinking caps on and bring a brew!
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.