Building a more diverse and inclusive LGBT Foundation for LGBT BAME people

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LGBT Foundation

5 Richmond Street

Manchester

M1 3HF

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LGBT Foundation wants to be an open, inclusive and diverse organisation that is here for all people who identify as LGBT – “we’re here if you need us”

We want to know that we are doing everything we can to make this a reality for everyone who accesses our services, volunteers with us, applies for a job with us, and wants to be involved with us as an organisation. We have undertaken an analysis of our current staff profile and we recognise that we aren’t as diverse as we might need to be, particularly when we look at how many BAME staff we employ.

That’s why earlier this month, we announced a review to make improvements to recruitment processes to increase the number of BAME staff and audit BAME participation in LGBT Foundation events, groups and services, as well as inviting stakeholders from the Gay Village and other LGBT spaces in Greater Manchester to participate and take concrete steps to reduce the prejudice and discrimination that many LGBT BAME people have told us they experience on a regular basis.

This workshop is the first stage of exploring how accessible and inclusive we are for LGBT people from BAME communities. We want to listen to people’s experiences of us as an organisation and explore the areas where LGBT BAME people want or need us to think, work and act differently.

This first session will aim to identify the issues that are important to LGBT BAME people as service users, volunteers, partners and staff members. We hope that the issues and ideas from the session will be put together in to an action plan that will make sure that the LGBT Foundation is as diverse and inclusive as we possibly can be.

This workshop is open to LGBT Foundation staff, trustees, volunteers, service users, and stakeholders. Please register for this event to secure your place.

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