SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –


Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre was established as a charity in 2016 as a response to government cuts to local authorities. The centre was created to support, educate and inspire LGBT+ young person’s age 13 – 19 as well as people around them. Their vision is a strong, proud, coherent LGBT+ community of the future that is healthy, safe from abuse, free from prejudice and is making a positive contribution to society. This incredible organisation delivers the UK’s largest LGBT events including Pride Prom and Homoween, which are a testament to their ability to listen to young people’s needs. Their school programme is also having a tremendous impact, offering teachers and wider school personnel training on LGBT+ awareness. This small organisation with just two members of staff and twelve volunteers served an astonishing one thousand young person’s last year alone.


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2018 Community LGBT

Breakout Youth

  • 6 months ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –


Breakout Youth is a Hampshire based charity set up to support young people up to the age of 25 who identify as LGBTQ+. Since its inception 25 years ago, they have expanded from having just 4 youth groups in different locations to now covering 8 different areas across Hampshire; in some of these regions they hold more than one group – totaling a whopping 13 groups! This magnificent charity has been able to stretch its work beyond the young people they assist to collaborate with their parents through parent support groups. Breakout Youth has expanded furthermore to deliver 1-2-1 support within schools and carry out exciting projects such as two LGBTQ+ music groups, allowing young people to develop in music making, song writing, production and recording. The length of time this service has been running emphasizes that there is a continuous need for this kind of support.


SHARING IS CARING!

2018 Community LGBT

The Proud Trust

  • 6 months ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –


The Proud Trust’s vision is to end stigma and fear of stigma through working directly with LGBT+ young people as well as influencing wider society. The result will be that all LGBT+ people will be proud of who they are, and integrated across communities where they live, learn, work, play and pray. The Proud Trust do this by delivering 22 LGBT+ youth provisions across the North West, benefiting 1,000 young people directly each year. They offer a peer-support project, regional and national events and the national LGBT History Month schools’ pack, used by 3471 teachers in 2018. This amazing organisation also deliver a national schools LGBT+ inclusion programme called The Rainbow Flag Award, currently working with 270 schools nationwide. In addition, they set up The National Trans Youth Network for organisations who partner to support and advocate for trans(gender) young people’s rights.


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2018 Community LGBT

Safe Haven

  • 6 months ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –


After realizing that there was no provision for transgender or non-binary people in Cornwall, Safe Haven was founded in 2015 to deliver a host of dynamic events for the transgender community. Safe Haven has an ideal location to provide a safe, supportive environment for people to come out and meet others in similar situations. The space also allows people to explore who they are, where their journey is going, how much their gender variance affects their day to day lives, how dysphoric they feel and how to proceed. This phenomenal organisation facilitate a 24/7 helpline and run three very successful support groups; a weekly group for trans and non-binary people and 2 fortnightly groups for Trans Teens, and the parents, partners and families of trans people. Safe Haven has given a lifeline to many who are suffering depression and isolation, changing the lives of over 300 people to date.


SHARING IS CARING!

2018 Community LGBT

KCC LIVE

  • 6 months ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –


KCC Live is a community radio station aimed at 10-24 year olds in Knowsley, identified by numerous reports as one of the most deprived areas of the country. Multiple award winning and unique in concept, KCC Live offers volunteers the opportunity to develop skills through creating content that engages with tens of thousands of other young people. Working with individuals in challenging socioeconomic circumstances, KCC Live seeks to offer a facility that promotes skills building, with volunteers themselves identifying underrepresented issues, genres and contexts within their community and working to produce on-air content to bridge the gap. From music shows involving niche genres and subcultures that exist locally, to documentaries covering LGBT issues, local politics and more, KCC Live affords young people the opportunity to control their own media landscape, engage their peers, and develop in the process.


SHARING IS CARING!

2018 Community LGBT

SAIL NI

  • 6 months ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –


SAIL has been supporting the family members of transgender, non-binary and questioning people across Northern Ireland since 2008 and now provides reassurance, advice and support to over 300 families across the region. They run a family support service for trans people of all ages, and provide specialist guidance for those with children, siblings and partners who are coming out or transitioning. SAIL has been a leading developer of policy and best practice for employers, educators and healthcare providers for years, and is a key stakeholder in representing the needs of trans people to government at all levels. This impressive organisation has developed specialist guidelines for health professionals, schools and employers to further the rights and needs of trans people. SAIL have listened to those who were ignored, walked beside those who felt alone, and championed those who have been mistreated.


SHARING IS CARING!

2018 Community LGBT

AZ Magazine

  • 6 months ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –


Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) groups are vastly under-represented within LGBTQI+ communities. However, research has found that the difficulties faced by this double minority group can often lead to increased proportions of mental illnesses and feelings of isolation. For many, this is due to cultural and societal pressures, as well as the lack of support from their community. Recognising the need for a space for members of the BME LGBT+ community to call their own, A.Z Mag Ltd began as an idea between a group of friends and progressed into what is now a growing non-profit online magazine, social space and recognised event organisers. AZ magazine have created a media platform that not only allows BME LGBT+ people to showcase their talents, but also allows them to address the issues that they face in the BME community. AZ Magazine is where Y(our) voice is heard.


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2018 Community LGBT

My Genderation

  • 6 months ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –


My Genderation is an ongoing film project, celebrating trans lives and experiences, with all films made by trans people, about trans people, for a much wider audience. This shows trans people in a realistic way, to combat stereotypes, myths and misconceptions. My Genderation was created shortly after founders Fox Fisher and Lewis Hancox starred in My Transsexual Summer (C4) and felt that their stories weren’t being told authentically. My Genderation is fully committed to making diverse content, inclusive of trans people from different backgrounds and experiences. This award winning project, currently run by Fox and Owl, recognises the importance of working from an intersectional perspective, often creating bespoke content for national and global organisations, for training and campaigns. To date, My Genderation has produced 80+ films, shown at film festivals worldwide, on Channel 4 (My Trans Story), the BBC (New Genderation) and online.


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