This month's newsletter comes to you later than usual. This is because here at LGBT PLUS we have been using the past 2 weeks to reflect on our past year's activities and events, listening to feedback from our service users, volunteers, and friends of our organisation and using this information to refresh and redesign our services for our community. 2019 is going to be a brilliant year and we want you to be with us each step of the way.
LGBT PLUS have decided our New Year's resolution will be"To be better human beings and influence positive change in the community we live in."
We have taken the past 2 weeks and reflected on how we can apply the above sentiment to the all the work we do this year. We are going to be aware of how we appear, the things we say, the things we do, and the affect we can have on others. We will strive to be community ambassadors and positively role model respectful behaviours towards others throughout all of our activities and events in this coming year.
To help us achieve our New Year's resolution we still want help from YOU our members, volunteers, and friends of LGBT PLUS to tell us what you want from our monthly news letter.
This month we are stripping our newsletter right back to the bare bones until we hear from our readers of what they want in it. This month we are only advertising the national and international LGBT related events and what's on in the region to catch in the remainder of this month in our region.
If you have ideas you wish to communicate to us then please email them to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or an organisation you work for have upcoming events then please let us know via the email address too and we will share them for you to our members and readers.
25/The Decriminalisation Monologues features two short plays written to mark the 25th Anniversary of homosexuality being made legal in Ireland.
In, ‘The Special Friend’ a man from North East England moves to rural Ireland to be with his boyfriend. But it’s the 1980s, and when tragedy strikes, he finds he has very few rights.
In, ‘I Know What You Are’, it’s Dublin in the 1970s, and an ambitious Civil Servant finds her career threatened by blackmail. Should she just submit to it? Or fight back?
QUEER HAGGIS - roll out the glittery sparkle carpet, re-fill the party cannons and re-hang that big dirty disco ball – the most outrageous party of the year is back!
Queer Haggis welcomes a brand-new cast of the nation’s most celebrated LGBT artists peppered with a tight bondage of cabaret, aerial acrobatics, drag and disco.
It’s not often that a show is universally loved, so we advise you to let your hair down and dress scandalously for the occasion.
17 May IDAHO - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
24 May Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day
1-30 June LGBT Pride Month
28 June Stonewall Riots "50th Anniversary"
14 July International Non-Binary People's Day
23 Sept Bi-Sexual Awareness Day
11 Oct National Coming Out Day
26 Oct Intersex Awareness Day
20 Nov Transgender Day of Remembrance
1 Dec World AIDS Day
New Delivery of Services?
This year we are going to be taking our services "on the road!"
Some friends and supporters in our communityhave fed back that they feel a lot of the services we offer are delivered more in Dumfries than other towns in our region.
To rectify this we will be trialing our new mobile satellite office in a locality area near you! We will all be travelling, yes all operational staff shall be allowed out of the office for a day in one of the localities and we shall offering all the services we offer in Dumfries, but elsewhere. So keep your eyes and ears open.