COVID-19 and the lockdown has posed many extra challenges for many LGBT+ people (as this report from LGBT foundation discusses). But thankfully, many charities and support organisations have risen to the challenge. This Pride month we’ve seen a range of invaluable LGBT+ resources and services shared online to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues, and to provide support to members of the community.
So why not check out these important online resources below that a few National Lottery funded groups have shared.
Pink Saltire – Podcast
Pink Saltire have created a podcast called ’50 Years of Rainbow Activism’, which features chats with LGBT+ people in Scotland over the age of 50 as they discuss their experiences and LGBT+ activism in Scotland over the past 5 decades.
Episode 6 – David, Donald, Angela & John – 50 Years of Rainbow Activism
LEAP sports – Memorial Pride Walk
To mark 51 years since the stonewall riots, LEAP Sports are currently encouraging people to take part in their Memorial Pride Walk – which is walking 51km between the 28th June and 28th July.
Find out more: https://leapsports.org/news/51YearsSinceTheStonewallRiots
LGBT Youth Scotland
LGBT Youth Scotland have shared this wonderful video explaining their new ways of working through the pandemic.
The video explains a few ways they’ve been working, including continuing online support for LGBT+ young people.
As a result of their pride being cancelled this year, Fife Pride are hosting a digital pride on the fourth of July.
The Grampian LGBT+ charity were recently awarded £10,000 of National Lottery Awards for All funding to continue to deliver support services for members of the LGBT community moving through COVID-19 measures. Four Pillars provide supplies to those most vulnerable, befriending services and group work. The group have offered online activities such as zoom quiz nights, check out their Facebook Page to find out more.