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New Edinburgh Group for Disabled LGBTQ People

Queer Disabled Spoonies is a new inclusive group for queer people, disabled people, their friends, family, carers, and allies to get together, support one another, create, craft, play board games, and organise intersectionally and in solidarity with other marginalised people. You don’t have to be LGBTQIA+, disabled, or identify as queer to attend, but this space will be about centring the needs, experiences, and voices of people who identify themselves as queer and/or disabled/chronically ill. The group plans to meet every first Read more…

LGBT+ and Benefits Research

Major research into LGBT+ people’s experiences of welfare benefits and/or assets A group of trans-inclusive researchers from the University of Stirling, Sheffield Hallam University, and the University of Nottingham are beginning research with a view to improving the experiences of LGBT+ people dealing with the benefits system. It is an ambitious, large-scale study (120 in-depth interviews on top of analysis of existing data), so they’d appreciate any assistance in getting the message out there about their recruitment! They’re looking for volunteers Read more…