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LGBTQI+ Disabled People's Group

Founded by GDA members, this group brings together disabled people who are also Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, or Questioning their gender or sexual identity.

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In 2015 a small group of GDA members who identify as LGBTQ+ ran a workshop at a Free Pride event - for people to share their experiences as disabled people in the LGBTQ+ community. The room was packed and it became clear that LGBT disabled people wanted and needed their own community space, to build confidence through peer support and a shared identity, and speak out to raise awareness of the multiple barriers they face.

With support from LGBT Health and Wellbeing, the Equality Network and Glasgow Equality Forum, a dedicated group for GDA's LGBTQ+ members has been meeting regularly since 2016. With support from Community Development student and long-standing GDA member Charlotte, the group has flourished!  

- Building confidence and connections through fun learning and activities

- Feeding their lived experiences into policies and services like Social Security, Health and Social Care, Participatory Budgeting

- Advising LGBT organisers how to make events, services and premises more accessible.

If you are interested in connecting with our LGBTQ+ disabled people's space, please contact the office to speak to Isla, Hannah or Charlotte!