Applications are now open for a FREE campaigning residential for young disabled LGBTQ+ people.
With funding from Comic Relief, The residential is being run by Stonewall on the 6 – 9 January 2020 in the East Midlands. It will give participants the space to reflect on their own identity and experiences, as well as the knowledge, tools and confidence to campaign for equality.
Participants will hear from disabled LGBTQ+ activists, campaigners and role models. As well as gaining a practical insight into what makes an effective campaigner through a series of exercises, workshops and break-out sessions, participants will also explore how to look after their mental health when engaged in activism and campaigning.
The programme will create an accessible and safe space for participants to gain:
- The tools and confidence to carry out an effective campaign
- A network of other LGBTQ+ young people to draw on for support and inspiration
- An understanding of what it means to be a role model
After the residential event, participants will research, design and deliver campaign activity in their schools, universities or wider communities. They will also be offered the opportunity to develop and deliver content for an exciting youth event which will showcase the campaigns as well as exploring other issues affecting young LGBTQ+ people.
For more information and to apply for a place, visit the Stonewall Youth website.
Note that the closing date for applications Monday 18 November 2019.