60 second overview
Over the past 40 years, significant headway has been made in relation to LGBT+ rights and equality, from the decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in 1967, to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 which legally recognised the right of same sex couples to marry.
There is a prevailing perception that LGBT+ people ‘have never had it so good’ with increased opportunities, rights and visibility in the media. However, this masks the reality. Many LGBT+ people still face discrimination in the workplace, at schools and other educational establishments, prejudice and hostility is still ever present, and recorded violence against LGBT+ people in London and across England and Wales has more than doubled in the past five years.
Our own independent research, Still Out There: An exploration of LGBT Londoners’ unmet needs, also provided a snapshot of the unmet needs of LGBT+ Londoners in terms of financial hardship, safety, prejudice and access to appropriate services, particularly those related to health and mental health.
Despite the need for investment in services and rights of LGBT+ people, the Trust still receives relatively few applications for funding in this area, particularly from groups in London’s outer boroughs where LGBT+ people are often more isolated.
We welcome applications that fit with our current funding programme areas in seeking to improve the rights of LGBT+ people and strengthening their voice on the social issues that affect them, as well as work which makes services more inclusive and responsive to their, often complex, needs.
Take a look at some examples of the LGBT+-led work we have funded under our current funding programme, running from 2018-2022, below.
Additional information on LGBT+ issues can be found at:
From our Twitter
Want to see a full list of all the projects and research we’ve funded in 2019, tackling #poverty & #inequality across the capital? A downloadable list is now available on our website, alongside our interactive map and @360Giving data http://bit.ly/2QZ1mgF pic.twitter.com/qbG5HkvKv81 Dec 2019
Excellent work @CitizensEaling supporting our work with @trustforlondon for more #affordablehousing https://twitter.com/citizensuk/status/1203980833188712449 …10 Dec 2019
Thanks to all our grantees who took the time to share #MayoralElection plans @CitizensUK @Stonewallhousin @advice4renters @ClientEarth @LondonLeap @FairLondon @equalitytrust @ToynbeeHall @PYL_London @neweuropeansUK @doteveryone @UKSustain @LCPAlliance @LondonFunders , DASL & Shift pic.twitter.com/aoZpE6NhiV10 Dec 2019
As @Petebrierley #LondonCitizens @CitizensUK opened with,we’re all working out the best way to disrupt the natural course of political flow to achieve social change which puts needs of Londoners experiencing poverty & inequality first whilst slicing problems into attainable goals pic.twitter.com/E1Vtuv5RaC10 Dec 2019
This morning we’ve brought together many of our grantees to share their organisations’ plans for the upcoming Mayoral election campaign to explore synergy & overlap, to ultimately achieve more wins which tackle poverty & inequality in our city #LondonMayoralElection pic.twitter.com/O3kR8ucfwZ10 Dec 2019