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Paapa Essiedu Takes Lead in FEMME

Femme

Femme is a crime thriller that details the unique yet precarious position of a queer, femme man living in a heteronormative and at times misogynistic world.

Originally used in lesbian subcultures, where the terms ‘femme’ and ‘butch’ are used to acknowledge feminine and masculine identities, femme has become popularised for usage among gay and trans as well as non-binary people.

Paapa Essiedu, known for his roles in I May Destroy You and a stunning turn as Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company, stars as the protagonist Jordan, who wears his femme label proudly. Read More

Watch out for the June Pride Edition of My Soho Times featuring an article about the Westminster LGBT+ Forum by Tim Baros, writer and film critic and Treasurer of the Forum.

Regent's Park Planting Day

Regents Park planting

A team of volunteers helping the environment by planting in Regent's Park on 23 April 2022.

A summer picnic in Regent's Park is next, so watch this space.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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Outings in Art and Westminster LGBT+ Forum stand united in condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

We stand in solidarity with Ukrainian citizens, especially all the members of the LGBTQIA+ Community and their allies bravely fighting for their country, and we share their hope for a return to peace as soon as possible.

The UK Government has pledged match funding to donations made via the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and administered by Disasters Emergency Committee.


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A Westminster LGBT+ Forum member has made Ukraine flag ribbons in support of the Ukrainian people. She is asking for a minimum donation of £1 for each ribbon. All proceeds will go to a Ukrainian charity.

If you’d like to purchase one please email step.robinson@talktalk.net and deal direct with Stephenie.

LGBTQ+ Afghans

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Throughout the recent crisis in Afghanistan, Stonewall have called for international support for LGBTQ+ Afghans, and for their recognition as a priority group for resettlement in the UK. Under the current regime, they face persecution, torture and a very real risk to their lives.

They have now confirmed that the first 29 LGBTQ+ Afghans have arrived in Britain to begin new lives free from persecution.

Stonewall have been working closely with the Foreign Office and Rainbow Railroad to support LGBTQ+ Afghans to find passage to safety. The UK is playing a world-leading role in these efforts, and we hope these arrivals will be the first of many.

Thrive LDN

Thrive LND

Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to ensure that all Londoners have an equal opportunity to good mental health.

They offer a Support Service after sudden bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

My Beautiful Laundrette

Beautiful Launderette plaque

This plaque has been installed opposite at 11 Wilcox Road, Vauxhall SW8 which was the location of where ‘Powders laundrette’ was based in the film ‘My Beautiful Launderette’.

Woodland Trust

Woodland Trust

In a world where plastic has become public enemy number one, the Woodland Trust is making a pledge to phase out the use of plastic tree guards on their estate and replace them with more sustainable materials by the end of 2021.

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The More in Common Network

More in Common

The More in Common Network is a collection of groups across the UK working to promote Jo Cox's powerful more in common message in their communities.

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Stonewall Strategy

Stonewall strategy

Stonewall has published a new four year strategy, alongside a more energising, bolder look and feel with a refreshed brand.

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London's Rainbow Crossings

Rainbow Crossing

Rainbow Crossings have been popping up all over London's roads over the last few years as a way to celebrate LGBT+ residents, workers, and visitors.

The London LGBT Forums Network have researched which London Boroughs and Authorities have installed the crossings and where. Read More

Freelands Foundation

Freelands Foundation

Freelands Foundation announces the award of £1.27m in grants to three organisations promoting racial inclusion through art education: Iniva, in London; Nottingham-based New Art Exchange; and Create London.

Community Partnerships

Outings in Art has formed a link with British Land’s Regent’s Place development. As part of Regent’s Place's commitment to diversity and inclusion, they actively support Regent’s Pride LGBTQ+ staff network [RPN].

Our expanded community partnerships now also include the Camden People’s Theatre and we are currently working on a joint workshop theatre piece with them and MOSAIC LGBT Youth Centre.

We continue to offer advice and support to our friends at the wonderful Arts Project and their major annual LGBTQ+ art exhibition ‘Loudest Whispers’, which this year is at its traditional home of St Pancras Conference Centre plus a new satellite venue courtesy of Old Diorama Arts Centre.

Queercircle

Queercircle

In the midst of a formative year for the UK, QUEERCIRCLE is looking to the future with the launch of a new permanent cultural space in the pioneering Design District.

Working at the intersection of arts, culture and social action, their ground-breaking community-focused programme will champion the arts and strengthen links between culture, health and wellbeing.

Help them raise £40,000 to open vital cultural, safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.

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South Bank Centre ‐ Although closed, the show must go on(line). Read More

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SEEDS OF LIGHT ‐ Step into an immersive exhibition experience with a 3D tour of Tiffanie Delune’s exhibition. Read More

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