LGBT issues in the BME Community

 

Hamilton House

80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY

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Open to all above the age of 16.

We are holding a very much needed event where we invite people to listen to and discuss LGBTQ+ related issues in “cross culture communities”in a safe and non judgemental space. There will be an interactive panel discussion followed by Q&A. and self-generating smaller group conversations as well as time to socialise and create stronger bonds in the local community.

At Interculture we believe it is essential to talk to different LGBTQ+ members from a variety of backgrounds in order to learn about the issues they are facing and to become more aware of stigmatised views and stereotypes that are harming LGBTQ+ members. We want to create an atmosphere to learn more and ask questions and give LGBTQ+ people the opportunity to respond ( as in our experience they are happy to - if given the opportunity). We believe it is important to discuss issues within our communities and in society.

According to Stonewall report :

The LGBT community faces deep challenges with alarming levels of racism experienced by BAME, and a significant proportion of trans people, bi people, LGBT disabled people and LGBT people of faith feeling excluded within the LGBT community.

According to this 2017 report : Half of BAME LGBT people (51%) face discrimination within the LGBT community.

Main topics

  • Hear about racism experienced by BAME people in the LGBTQ+ community. Topics will include the lack of support and need of safe spaces for people of colour in the LGBTQ+ community in Bristol and the wider society as well as inclusivity and representation.
  • Hear about what it’s like to be a person of colour and LGBTQ
  • Look at the international context and how this can effect the situation in the UK.We will look at the effects of colonisation and how the sexual orientation laws around the world influence people’s attitudes.
  • There will be an explanation of different terminology used across the community.  
  • Please share with anyone you think might be interested or could help us promote this wonderful event. We really want a diverse mix of people, invite friends, family, neighbours, people who normally go to ' events' and people who don't.

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