Local Champions For LGBT Plus people and their families across Dumfries and Galloway.


About LGBT Plus


"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Universal Declaration of Human rights.

Although most of us believe in this principle, in reality, LGBT people are not always treated equally because of prejudice and discrimination. As an organisation, we are committed to supporting the legal rights of the LGBT Plus community.

Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus is a Scottish Incorporated Organisation set up in January 2015 for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and others similarly affected by minority issues of sexual orientation and/or gender identity e.g intersex, asexual or pansexual people as well as their families allies and supporters.

Within Dumfries & Galloway and surrounding regions and other rural areas, we promote equality and diversity and advance human rights by helping our members to live happier, safer, more active and healthier lives and engage more confidently within their communities. We work with organisations and communities so they can better support, include and value LGBT Plus adults, older people and families.

Last YearWe ran over 140 events attended by over 1600 people


Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus recognises that being part of a minority community spread across a rural region provides limited social opportunities. We offer a wide range of social Events to suit everyone across the region including lunches, dinners, film nights, walks, fun rainbow day outings, MSpace, WSpace, PRIDE events as well as bespoke events with our partner Lavender Menace.


Last YearWe delivered over 1000 hours of support


Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus recognises that issues relating to LGBT Plus identities affect more than the individuals themselves and offer a range of services to families, friends and allies. We offer many forms of support across the region including one to one support and advocacy, alternative therapies, group therapy, peer support, CBT, befriending, specific transgender support, long-term condition support, regional drop-ins as well as a range of other services.

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Last YearWe trained staff from 25 different agencies


Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus recognises that there are often barriers to LGBT Plus people accessing local services. We offer specific support and training to organisations and individuals who provide services to the LGBT Plus community so that they can gain greater insight into the needs of the LGBT community. We support activism, representation, interagency work, outreach and awareness raising to increase in order to raise the profile of and awareness of specific issues which affect the LGBT Plus community.

LGBT Plus
Meet The Team


Johnathon Gallagher
Service Manager

Christina Grant
Self-Management Specialist

Iain Campbell
Volunteer Support Coordinator




Blou Hyland
Self-Management Specialist
CBT Counsellor

Stacie Geddes
Psychotherapist

Alice Polley
Trans Support Co-ordinator ( Volunteer)




Leo Barrett
Lavender Menace

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LGBT Plus
Meet The Board


David Townsend
Chairman

Pamela Deans
Vice Chair

Ian Barber
Safeguarding Officer & Secretary




Kevin Dean
Trustee

Ruth Phoenix
Treasurer

 
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SOCIAL

Our volunteers hold regular activities across the region, including lunch meet ups, disco's and walks. Check out our Events Page for more details.
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SUPPORT

We offer information and signposting, One to One Advocacy, Counselling and Brefriending support services
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VOLUNTEER

Join our team and help us deliver our important work by volunteering your time. All training and support is provided.

Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus is Proudly Funded by
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Scottish Charity Regulator

LGBT Plus is registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR 45377)


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Many thanks to our wonderful hosts Sandra and David at the Granary Dinner, Dumfries tonight..

And all the friends who attended., we hope you enjoyed it?

Thanks one and all.

Join us tonight at The hosted Granary Dinner, Pop along for a chat and a bite to eat, looking forward to seeing you all tonight 6pm till 8pm

Hosts Sandra Dickson and David Townsend

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Many thanks to all our friends who joined us today at Stranraer and Kirkcudbright for our monthly Drop In's.

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We would like to thank our wonderful volunteer Gillian Campbell for taking on the task of sorting our library out today.

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Many thanks to our wonderful hosts Sandra and David at the Granary Dinner, Dumfries tonight..

And all the friends who attended., we hope you enjoyed it?

Thanks one and all.
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Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus

Many thanks to all our friends who joined us today at Stranraer and Kirkcudbright for our monthly Drop In's.

These would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers, who help set up and co host the days activities.....thank you.

It was wonderful today to catch up and chat over a cuppa..

We are looking forward to seeing all soon, perhaps at our coastal walk and lunch in Stranraer on 21 July?

Thanks to Larry and Jerry for the fantastic ice creams, lovely.

Thank you all.
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Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus

We would like to thank our wonderful volunteer Gillian Campbell for taking on the task of sorting our library out today.

We would also like to thank our many friends who have donated books and DVDs to the Organisation.

It is hoped very soon that we will have a comprehensive list on what is available to borrow.

There is a wide range of titles and subject matter relating to the wider LGBTQI community, both in book form and DVD.

If you have unwanted books or DVDs covering our community, let the team know in Dumfries and we can add to the library stock.
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