Welcome to the York LGBT Forum

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LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We use the term LGBT to include all other minority sexual orientations and gender identity groups who identify with the LGBT community (e.g asexual, intersex, panromantic).

We are a registered charity
Registered Charity Number: 1162234


Shop Now Online!

Our online store has gone live! We’re so proud to be able to share our range of products with you, including T-Shirts, badges, tote bags, bracelets, mugs and more! Every item you buy goes to support the work we do as a charity supporting LGBTQIA+ people.  You can browse our full store here

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We do not store your data if you donate or purchase York LGBT Forum merchandise or event tickets – this is done through PayPal. PayPal is General Data Protection Regulation Ready. Click here to see our full policy.


Support and Socials

We have many different support and social groups. Please use the Our Service tab to see what we have on offer. 


Volunteering Opportunities

Check here for more volunteering opportunities: https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/volunteer-with-us/


Confidence Workshops

We shall be delivering confidence workshops for LGBT unemployed people. On a Friday in York. Contact us: yorklgbtforum@gmail.com for more details

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Comic Relief

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We want to know more about the experiences of LGBT people living in York, and to find out if you think a dedicated LGBT Community Resource Centre would be a useful addition to the city. Complete the survey here – https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/survey/

York Mind Project 

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For more information visit webpage here:
 https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/york-mind-lgbt-mental-health-group/

Hate Crime

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We have been successful with funding from the Police Property Fund to support our hate crime work. We are looking for creative volunteers to help with the hate crime project as we are making memes!

Schools and Young People

 

We have been successful with funding from Youth Social Action Fund we shall be delivering LGBT awareness training in schools and establishing a regular reading group.

IT Infrastructure Project

We are implementing a new IT Infrastructure Project. Thanks to the Foyle Foundation for the grant. a1c4a4df01694c3c9ff325832f1c0c82_01


Big Lottery Funding 2017-2018

We have exciting news. We have been successful with big lottery funding! meaning we can expand our mental health work.

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Reflections on being a Lord Mayor Charity of the Year 2016 – 2017 

Being a Lord Mayor Charity of the Year has been a great honour. It has given us experience in fundraising. We have gained much publicity to an audience who do not know of our work. We have become very close to the other three charities and are developing joint projects with them.

York Racial Equality Network – working together on hate crime and Black Minority Ethnic LGBT people

St Nicks – Human Rights Garden

York Civic Trust – LGBT Plaques

We have done amazingly well for a small team. Thank you to all who have volunteered and attended events 


Our Aims are:

1. To promote equality and diversity for the public benefit by:

– The elimination of discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning (LGBT) and allies and associates living within the city of York and its environs;

– Challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, or any associated negative attitudes and behaviour within society;

– Working with partners and organisations, public and private, in developing initiatives that will enhance and safeguard LGBT people’s lives, ensuring their inclusion in all aspects of life, and that their human rights are protected; and by

– Advancing education, raising awareness and promoting a culture based on equality and diversity.

2. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning people (LGBT) and allies and associates from being socially excluded from society on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity; and

3. To further any other purpose which is charitable according to the law of England and Wales for the public benefit as the trustees see fit from time to time.

These aims and objectives are achieved in a number of ways, including through casework, advocacy, policy and advisory work, mapping local crime analysis, training, projects, outreach and through schools and education.

The Forum believes that where barriers exist, there is inequality!

The diversity within the LGBT community enriches all aspects of life and should be encouraged and promoted. This is why the York LGBT Forum strives to improve the social inclusion of LGBT people in the area.

The Forum actively promotes awareness and understanding of LGBT people’s needs to enable full participation in society and works with many others to reduce the fear of crime and bullying, particularly in schools. It also encourages greater participation in the prevention and detection of homophobic, transphobic and biphobic discrimination.


The York LGBT Forum is a charity and we can only do our work with help from donations. Please donate below or consider fundraising for us.


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Privacy Notice:
We do not store your data if you donate or purchase York LGBT Forum merchandise or event tickets – this is done through PayPal. PayPal is General Data Protection Regulation Ready. Click here to see our full policy.