The Information resources below, selected for their educational or quality of life enhancing value, are provided for and/or of interest to:
- LGB&T individuals & communities in or beyond Dorset and neighbouring areas
- The general public, businesses and employers, for educational and anti homophobic and anti trans-phobic information and awareness purposes
- Public service organisations, local authorities, and for education institutions, and voluntary sector groups and organisations
Also see Useful Links which contains details of groups and organisations run by or working for our LGB&T communities.
These include both Dorset and neighbouring areas and national level information resources for our LGB&T communities and LGB&T individuals reference.
- Dorset area LGBT NHS services Survey findings report and recommendations
- Thematic educational PDF resources of the ‘Time for Change — Now!’ Olympics Legacy anti-homophobia in sport exhibition project (with artwork produced by HND graphic design students of the Bournemouth & Poole College)
- Sport BU (Bournemouth University) ‘Homophobia in Sport: “What’s the Score”‘ Report
- Gay & Grey Project: nationally important research project by Dr Lee Ann Fenge and Dr Kip Jones (Bournemouth University) into promoting understanding of sexuality and ageing. Link
- LGB&T Dorset Equality Network mental health related information resource for LGB people, their friends and families — also useful for healthcare service providers. Link
LGBTQ & Addiction information resource:
Substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.
The national LGB&T equality and anti-discrimination campaigning and educational organisation, Stonewall, has a number of high quality practical guides and reports that support all sections of our communities, and those such as schools, employers and others:
Stonewall guide to coming out
Schools & Education sectors:
Working with Faith Communities:
Healthcare / NHS related:
Employment & Employers:
Global Allies: ENGAGE, EDUCATE, EMPOWER – a Stonewall guide
About the importance of Diversity Monitoring Forms and how to boost their completion by members of our communities:
LGB people from ethnic minorities:
Stonewall and the Runnymede Trust’s One_Minority_At_A_Time__2012_: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/resources/one-minority-time-2012
Guides for individuals on a range of important topics:
Stonewall’s Help & Advice index page: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice
- Asylum and humanitarian protection in the UK
- Coming Out – Advice and guidance for parents; coming out as a young person
- Criminal Law — information and advice on laws that affect LGBT people and how to complain to the police (includes key information on a range of topics including Domestic Violence [DV] and Forced Marriages)
- Discrimination — Information on your rights and how to take action against discrimination (includes discrimination at work and as a consumer)
- Hate Crime — Information on understanding and reporting hate crime, and how to get support
- Parenting Rights – Information on parental responsibility, adopting, fostering, co-parenting, fertility treatment and surrogacy and related topics
- Partnership Rights — Information on civil partnerships and same-sex marriage: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/partnership-rights
Other resources coming soon …..