What does is mean to be LGBT+ in the capital? Does Pride in London speak to you? We visit Galop and the Outside Project and share stories from members of London’s LGBT+ community, exploring attitudes to Pride in London and how a seaside excursion gave rise to UK Black Pride.

Main presenter: Seb Aguirre
Editing and production: Helen Clapp
Music and sound design: Michael Edwards http://www.michaeledwards.tv/

Organisations mentioned in the episode:

The Albert Kennedy Trust: A service for homeless LGBT youth Twitter
GalopIf you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. Twitter
Gendered Intelligence: Gendered Intelligence is a Community Interest Company whose object is to deliver arts programmers and creative workshops to trans youth from across the UK in order to increase the quality of young trans peoples life experiences. Twitter
The Outside ProjectThe Outside Project is a homeless/crisis shelter & community centre in response to those within the LGBTIQ+ community who feel endangered, who are homeless, ‘hidden’ homeless & feel that they are on the outside of services due to historical & present prejudice in society & in their homes.  Twitter
Pride In London:  The Pride in London Parade takes place on Saturday 7 July from 12pm
The Pride in London Parade provides a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow us to live our lives on a genuinely equal footing. It gives us a chance to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the world about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.  Twitter
Stonewall: Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain.  Twitter
Trust for London – Still Out There: Despite significant progress in LGBT rights, issues of prejudice remain. Research published today presents a worrying picture for many LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) individuals accessing both specialist and mainstream services, despite great strides in LGBT rights. Twitter
UK Black PrideUK Black Pride promotes unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, as well as their friends and families, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.  Twitter

For help and information on the issues raised in this episode:
The Barking and Dagenham LGBT consortium: The aim of the group is to provide safe spaces to the LGBTIQ+ community in Barking & Dagenham through events and social groups.  Facebook
Citizens Advice Bureau:  We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. Twitter
Stonewall Housing: Stonewall Housing is the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) housing advice and support provider in England. We provide housing support for LGBT people in their own homes, supported housing for young LGBT people, as well as free, confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages. We also research and lobby for LGBT housing rights, so that all LGBT people can feel safe and secure in their homes. Twitter

Follow this link for an LGBTQ guide to staying safe online https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/lgbtq-guide-online-safety/ 

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