LGBT Charter Mark Journey
Despite the lockdown restrictions, at Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre we are continuing to make good progress towards our Silver LGBT Charter Mark award from LGBT Youth Scotland. From delivering LGBT history workshops to groups of young people, supporting and promoting LGBTQ+ cultural days on social media, replenishing our library with books written by, and for, people from the LGBT community and a complete review of all of our policies to ensure inclusivity we are on course to achieve our award by the end of the year. Watch this space! 😃
If you work with people from the LGBT community and Lanarkshire and would like to discuss how we can work together please contact Nicola@lanrcc.org.uk
In August 2020 our STAMP project supported 2 young people to be involved in a 5-week zine-making workshop hosted by the First Minister’s National Advisory Council of Women and Girls (NACWG). The course covered topics such as feminism and intersectionality, all while encouraging the young people involved to be as creative as possible in answering the questions set out by the Council. You can find out more about these questions and the theme focus here (https://onescotland.org/equality-themes/advisory-council-women-girls/intersectional-gender-architecture// )They reflect the Advisory Council’s theme for the year: ‘Creating an Intersectional Gender Architecture’. STAMP members submitted a page each to the Zine which will be read by Nicola Sturgeon herself, however, the public won’t be able to read it until she does at the end of the year, so watch this space!
LRCC Kiltwalk 2020
On Saturday 14th September 2020 staff, board members and supporters donned their tartan and set out on a kiltwalk to raise awareness and funds for the centre. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we managed to raise an impressive £1600 which will be doubled so, including gift aid, almost £3600!! Great effort from the teams and a massive thank you to everyone who supported us.