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Young Campaigners: Disability + LGBTQ identities - Empowering disabled LGBTQ+ young people to bring about positive change in their communities.
With funding from Comic Relief, Stonewall is running a series of FREE campaigning residential trips for young people aged 16 to 25.
The final one of these programme is for young disabled LGBTQ+ people.
The programme runs from 6th – 9th January 2020 and applications are now open.
Applications close at 9am on Monday 18th November 2019.
The residential, which will take place in the East Midlands, gives participants the space to reflect on their own identity and experiences, as well as the knowledge, tools and confidence to campaign for equality.
Participants meet at a pre-arranged location and travel to the venue together on the afternoon of Monday 6 January. The programme itself starts the next morning and ends early in the afternoon on Thursday 9 January.
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 campaiging.
The programme creates 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.
Participants 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.
All of the facilitators on this programme are LGBTQ+ and disabled.
Stonewall covers all costs relating to this programme including all travel, food and accommodation.
If you are successful in your application we will be in touch to organise your travel to and from the meeting point as well as discussing your individual access requirements for the programme.
For more information and FAQs visit: https://www.youngstonewall.org.uk/get-involved/get-involved-individuals-communities/young-campaigners-disability-lgbtq-identities
You can apply for a place on the residential online: https://stonewall.typeform.com/to/xRtw4f
Applications close at 9am on Monday 18 November 2019.