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Intersectional training

Including Intersectional Identities in Services

People who belong to more than one marginalised group (e.g. LGBTI, disabled, and/or Black, Asian and minority ethnic) are sometimes erased and excluded from our own communities. This is often reflected in organisations that primarily focus on one protected characteristic and may not have the necessary knowledge to help service users with the barriers they may face because of the intersecting aspects of those identities. This can lead to attitudes and practices which make spaces unsafe or unwelcoming for those who may need to access them the most.

This training is aimed at helping organisations become more inclusive of all their service users and respect every part of their identity. ​This inclusion work can start without a big budget or extra staff and benefit every service user regardless of their identities.

This training will help you to:

  • Listen to the lived experience of people with intersectional identities
  • Learn the best terminology to use about LGBTI people and others
  • Identify barriers that people may face to participating in your service
  • Increase access and tackle discrimination
  • Integrate an intersectional approach across your service.

Who should attend?

This training is open to all paid and unpaid workers and volunteers in the third sector and small community groups who want to improve their intersectional inclusion.

The Trainers

Rowan Alison is an intersectional project officer with a particular interest in mental health, disabled access, neurodiversity and bi+ issues.

James Verardi is an intersectional project support officer with a particular interest in trans issues and immigration.

About Equality Network’s Intersectional Project

The Equality Network is a leading national charity working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland. The Intersectional Project creates publications, resources and training about including people whose identity falls in more than one marginalised group.