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 2018-2019-2020:

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

The Volunteering Involving Organisation of the Year Award

D&G Health, Wellbeing and Sports Award for organisations regional winner

D&G Health, Wellbeing and Sports Award for organisations overall winner

New volunteer of the Year Award regional winner

New volunteer of the Year Award overall winner

Equality volunteer of the Year Award

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

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

Social Activities

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 across the region including lunches, dinners, film nights, walks, and as we have seen over 2020 and into 2021 these had to be put on hold and a new approach took over.

Over 2020 and into 2021 we delivered weekly online meetups “Out at the Café” and a bi-weekly online quiz event, along with social online meetups, with members joining from across the region.

We are always open to new ideas and feedback, to help us engage and interact with the community, let us know by emailing info@lgbtplus.org.uk

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, group therapy, peer support, befriending, Phone befriending and specific transgender support, long-term condition support, regional drop-ins as well as a range of other services.



Training and Awareness

Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus recognises that there are often barriers to LGBT people accessing local services. We offer specific support and training to organisations and individuals who provide services to the LGBT 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 community.
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SOCIAL

Our volunteers hold regular activities across the region, including lunch meet-ups, online meetings, Café and Quiz 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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