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:
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Moving piece from @pollytoynbee . We had the pleasure of meeting with the amazing Thiara Sanchez recently.She’s a talented, educated, aspirational young Londoner who,like many others,finds herself locked out of the economic opportunity the city has to offer http://bit.ly/2r889JQ19 Nov 2019
We're with @neweuropeansUK and @BrexitCSA this evening at City Hall for the launch of their report (supported by our member @trustforlondon ) on the role of the voluntary sector in the EU Settlement scheme pic.twitter.com/G1FKTUvz2H19 Nov 2019
Later today, our grantee @neweuropeansUK will be hosting this event at City Hall, inviting the sector together to explore topics of issues faced by Europeans and why the changing landscape of #EU integration matters to all of us http://bit.ly/37lHkTm #Brexit pic.twitter.com/rTjz3X9pKs19 Nov 2019
Looking forward to today's #LondonHousingPanel meeting. For those unfamiliar: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/issues/housing/london-housing-panel/ … Too many brilliant members to tag, but: @trustforlondon @RajiHunjan @SolaceWomensAid @NHyouthcentre @toniclivingcic @LondonTenants @Kineara @genrentuk @HomelessLink and more!19 Nov 2019