Join L&Q's Spectrum for a virtual event with Rocky Roggio, Director and Producer of 1946, this National Inclusion Week.

By Jo Peres 

HouseProud Communications Officer

Join L&Q's Spectrum for a virtual event with Rocky Roggio, Director and Producer of 1946, this National Inclusion Week. 

 

​To help celebrate National Inclusion Week L&Q’s LGBTQ+ network Spectrum are hosting a virtual event with Rocky Roggio, Director and Producer of the film 1946.   

 

The film explores the research of Christian LGBTQ+ activists into the mistranslation of scripture to fuel an anti-gay movement in America and is hoping to be released in 2021.  

 

Their discoveries stand the chance to change the language of inclusion and better the lives of LGBTQ+ Christians. You can find out more here.  

 

The event will take place virtually on Thursday 1 October 2020 at 3.30pm and finish at approximately 6:00pm, with Rocky joining live from Los Angeles.  

 

Everyone is invited to come along to the event.

 

If you would like to find out more information about the event, please email Jo Peres, Spectrum Chair, at jperes@lqgroup.org.uk

 

Remember, you can also donate to help the crew with the production of the film via this link. Your money will go to help cover travel and food, cover production costs, cover postproduction costs and more. ​  

Support the fight against racism

By Asif Rashid

HouseProud BAME Officer

 

The HouseProud Committee recognise that it’s been a very distressing for us to see the images from America over the past week - it’s been a really difficult time. 

 

The huge outpouring of grief and protest across the world is not just about one individual injustice, but the fact that racism is institutionalised in so many ways. 

 

It’s really important that we all take the time to think about how these events impact our customers and colleagues, as well as ourselves. HouseProud acknowledge that we still see massive inequality and it’s important that we recognise this and talk about it and work to address such inequality.

 

HouseProud is based on principles of inclusivity and diversity and we all need to speak up in solidarity against any oppression and racism, irrelevant of our race, gender or sexuality.

  • You can find a list of organisations to support and ways to get involved for LGBT+ BAME people here

  • .....and why we need more black role models here

  •   and Stand up to Racism's Facebook page is here.

Resources to help us fight CoVID 19

The Network for LGBT People Working in Social Housing

We may be 'all in this together' but the virus, the current lockdown and ways of working in the housing sector have a very distinct impact on LGBT+ people working in social housing, and also for our LGBT+ residents/customers/service-users.

HouseProud would like to give this front page of our website over to any resources, or initiatives that would have particular impact on either colleagues or customers - and of course some of these will be useful to both groups. Please do email in  any suggestions and we will put them up here!

One of the best resources and signposting points is London Switchboard.

They have created an Emotional Well-being Support Pack.

This is full of useful and practical exercises and thoughts on dealing with feeling lonely and isolated. As we know from our research that many LGBT+ residents feel isolated in their homes even when they are not on lockdown, it is important that as Housing Providers we redouble our efforts to reach this group,

Another good resource page is  that of our old friends at AKT (the Albert Kennedy Trust). Their resources page has very clear guidelines for LGBT+ residents affected by CoVID19 in respect to being evicted, benefits in both our sector and in the privately rented sector.

They also have a really good list of free or fair-cost arts events, exercise classes and  online wellness led by People of Colour, Womxn and Queer folks.

Of course the lockdown and self isolation can create an atmosphere where domestic violence becomes a major concern. GALOP coordinate the National LGBT Domestic Violence Hotline  0800 999 5428 and the details are all on their website

For younger trans people Mermaids has updated information on their website.   What we liked about Mermaids is that they said 'Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers are determined to offer more support not less during this period of uncertainty'.

There's some great new resource for intersex people - on Soho Radio. Anick will be discusses the experiences of an intersex person, mixed with songs every week. He will be inviting guests on his show to  get perspective on different issues. 'Queerantine' with us!!

There's also....

Stonewall

Have put together a resources pack which is great for people with kids at home; providing maths, English, creativity and LGBT+ history:

Gal Dem.  Online resources for women of colour. 

Imaan - LGBTQI+ Muslim Support

We also really liked the London LGBTIQ+ COVID19 Mutual Aid Facebook Group where volunteers can skill share to support vulnerable people in our community, you can find out about that here

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