The LGBT Charter is a programme created and delivered by LGBT Youth Scotland. Its aim is to create better inclusion for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people within organisations that take part. For us that includes all of our young people, families, volunteers, staff, Management Board and any partners we work alongside.
We’ve been working towards this since January 2022 and below are some write ups from our newsletters about the work we’ve been doing
Since February we have all been working towards earning our LGBT Youth Scotland LGBT Charter mark.
Part of this is all about bringing awareness and so we thought it was very important for us to mark Pride Month! Earlier in the year our S1+ Drop In made an LGBT+ Icon display where they created posters on influential people from the LGBT+ community.
They then decided that a good idea for Pride Month would be sharing these posters on our social media channels so even more people could learn about these amazing people. The Icons chosen were Marsha P Johnson, Hunter Schafer, Harry Styles and Lizzo.
During the week of Edinburgh Pride we decided to do some themed activities in our clubs – we made hanging rainbows in P5-7, did some rainbow baking and LGBT+ Badge making in Girls Group and our S1+ club had a Pride Silent disco!
We have more things planned to commemorate special LGBT+ awareness days so keep your eyes peeled!
Youth Development Worker: Adrianna Marcantonio
For more information contact Adrianna
Here is a link to our Charter journey so far... Click here