Relationships and partnerships:

Last updated: 19/05/2019

The Network has been created with extensive support from across Dorset’s LGB&T communities and groups and organisations, and beyond at national level (three key, Dorset and national organisation partners logos are included below):


Responding to the needs and issues our communities (and LGB&T Allies) have and represent to us to voice effectively, we work with an ever growing number of public, private, and voluntary sector organisations to implement solutions to the needs our communities have.

Below are some of the organisations we partner and have different forms of collaborative relationships with:

  • Parliamentant Select Committees — currently, Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) and the Women & Equalittees Select Committee (Womeq)
  • Bourne Free LGBT Pride Festival organisation
  • Lush
  • Dorset County Council (social services, Libraries services, Housing & Prevention, and other departments)
  • Dorset FA and national FA
  • Bourne Free (annual Pride Festival)
  • Proud Cherries (AFC Bournemouth LGBT supports group
  • Weymouth Gay Group  —
  • Library services and other departments of the two (commencing April 2019) Dorset and Bournemouth/Christchurch/Poole unitary local authorities
  • Unison (Dorset)
  • Poole/Bournemouth/Dorset [Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth] Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • Coastal BID, and Weymouth BID
  • Dorset Mind
  • IEF (International Education Forum)
  • Office of the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner (DPCC)
  • Dorset Humanists
  • Restore Support Network
  • Bournemouth & Poole CVS
  • Active Dorset
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Just a Ball Game? National grassroots LGB&T anti-homophobia, bi-phobia, transphobia in sport organisation
  • Mind Out: national LGB&T mental health charity
  • Dorset Mind, Mind Out Group
  • Healthwatch