We are currently living through times that could not have been foreseen or predicted. Nevertheless the Forum is doing everything we can to reach out and support our members.
Here are some LGBT+ specific resources that you might find helpful in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you feel unsafe, vulnerable or threatened whilst visiting a licensed venue across the capital you can discreetly seek help by approaching venue staff and asking them for ‘Angela’. This code-phrase will indicate to staff that you require help with your situation and a trained member of staff will then look to support and assist you.
NAM changes lives by sharing information about HIV & AIDS.
aidsmap News - read the latest news about living with HIV in the current epidemic.
Loneliness and isolation are a real problem for millions of Londoners and the restrictions introduced to help combat COVID-19 have only made things worse.
Connect Well are offering anyone living in Westminster who is aged 18+ and part of the BAME, LGBT or HIV community free counselling, life coaching and wellbeing services if they are struggling with loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety or stress.
AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16 to 25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. Read More
THT supports LGBTQ+ people living with HIV and can help coming to terms with their HIV diagnosis and get on with life. Read More
We can all top up our resilience reserves by doing some really simple things, like a walk outside, or treating ourselves to something that makes us happy. However, we know that is not always as easy as it sounds.
Thrive LDN have been working with an NHS GP to develop a range tips and things we can all do to help us to deal with whatever challenges we may be facing.
Much has changed since Brexit and the Covid-19 epidemic, but one thing hasn't: Europe will always be a huge part of London's identity, and hold a special place in our hearts. The common outlook and experiences that bind us together will endure. And the emotional, human and cultural connections forged over many centuries will live on.
Support is available if you need it.
Fighting With Pride supports LGBT+ veterans, serving personnel and their families, particularly those who were affected by the ‘gay ban’ which was lifted in January 2000.
Before then, thousands of LGBT+ service personnel were removed or forced from service and abandoned, after serving with pride. In the years ahead it is the aim of this charity to restore the military covenant and bring this community back into the military family.