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.
D&GLGBT plus are the proud recipients of the following Third Sector D&G awards in 2018:

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The Volunteering Involving Organisation of the Year Award - D&G LGBT Plus

In addition they and their volunteers were winners of the following awards;

D&G Health, Wellbeing and Sport award for organisations regional winner - D&G LGBT Plus

D&G Health, Wellbeing and Sport award for organisations overall winner - D&G LGBT Plus

New volunteer of the Year award regional winner – Volunteer Leo Barret

New volunteer of the Year award overall winner – Volunteer Leo Barret

Equality volunteer of the Year award regional winner – Volunteer Alice Polley

D&G LGBT Plus are very proud of the hard work of the staff and volunteers for the commitment and effort they put in to make the organisation such a success.

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.


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.

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Meet The Team


Johnathon Gallagher
Service Manager

Iain Campbell
Volunteer Support Coordinator

 



Blou Hyland
Self-Management Specialist
CBT Counsellor

Stacie Amelia
Psychotherapist

Alice Polley
Trans Support Co-ordinator ( Volunteer)




Leo Barrett
Lavender Menace

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Meet The Board


David Townsend
Chairman

Ian Barber
Safeguarding Officer & Secretary

Ruth Phoenix
Treasurer




Kevin Dean
Trustee

 
 
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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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Free Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Postal Test kits are are available now from Sexual Health DG.
Call the helpline on 07736 955 219 (Mon - Fri 1.00pm-2.00pm) Or contact the service on 0345 702 3687 (Mon - Fri 9.00am-4.00pm)Postal https://t.co/tvXIbO6vLY

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped at the launch of DG PRIDE on Friday night.

Turned out 7am on the Saturday to set up and worked all day without stopping. Then helped with the massive make up... https://t.co/xzdc52KM8T

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A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped at the launch of DG PRIDE on Friday night.

Turned out 7am on the Saturday to set up and worked all day without stopping. Then helped with the massive make up at the end of the day, clearing site and litter picking.

And today clearing the site of barriers and moving items across town again without stopping.

You guys are the best.

Take a pat on the back as the event wouldn't have been the success it was without your dedication and hours you put in.

Thank You all

I will be in contact with each of you personally over the next few day.

Iain

Volunteer support coordinator
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Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus

#DGPride is here in Dumfries for the FIRST time in the town centre. Looking forward to seeing you all up the toon at Midday
Check out our poster to see what is going on
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