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A year-long project aiming to improve access to domestic abuse services for LGBT+ people across South Yorkshire.

Mental Health Awareness Week: 18 -24th May 2020

A Blog from SAYiT CEO Steve Slack for Mental Health Awareness week. On May 17th many of us celebrated IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia). The date commemorates the day thirty years ago when the World Health...

IDAHoBIT 2020

Every year SAYiT marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT) on the 17th May, the day same sex attraction was de-classified as a mental illness by the World Health Organisaton (WHO). We mark this day to speak out about...

LGBT domestic abuse victims staying with perpetrators in lockdown because they can’t secure refuge space, charity warns

From inews 01/05/20: https://inews.co.uk/news/lgbt-victims-perpetrators-refuge-space-domestic-violence-2664487 There are currently no LGBT-specific refuge services in England LGBT victims of domestic abuse are staying with perpetrators because they can't find a refuge...

CALL IT OUT May Newsletter

CALL IT OUT is a South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse project run by SAYiT. It aims to address the barriers preventing LGBT+ people from accessing mainstream domestic abuse support services. Call It Out is proud to be a signatory of this joint statement on the current...

Joint Statement about LGBT+ Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call It Out is proud to be a signatory of this joint statement on the current needs of LGBT+ victim/survivors. The new resources created through this consortium will support domestic abuse professionals, as well as, families, friends, and community members who are...

Galop, SafeLives and Stonewall briefing: The LGBT+ community and domestic abuse

From Galop: http://www.galop.org.uk/galop-safelives-and-stonewall-briefing-the-lgbt-community-and-domestic-abuse/ Domestic Abuse Bill, Second Reading, 28 April 2020 Summary To meet the needs of LGBT+ people in the Bill and its associated programme of work the Domestic...

The British Psychological Society – The psychological impact of social distancing on Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse populations

https://www.bps.org.uk/blogs/guest/psychological-impact-social-distancing-gender-sexuality-and-relationship-diverse In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Dr Adam Jowett, Chair of the Psychology of Sexualities Section, raises some of the ways social distancing measures...

LGBT Foundation – 10 Ways to Safely Affirm Your LGBT Identity During Lockdown

http://www.lgbt.foundation/domesticabuse/10ways Domestic abuse within LGBT communities is often overlooked within mainstream services. Abuse or hostile behaviour can come from a partner, family member or housemate. Differences between LGBT relationships and...

South Yorkshire Police: Launch of online reporting tool for domestic abuse

https://www.southyorks.police.uk/find-out/news-and-appeals/2020/april-2020/launch-of-online-reporting-tool-for-domestic-abuse/ Victims of domestic abuse in South Yorkshire will now be able to report incidents to South Yorkshire Police via a dedicated online portal....

LGBT Foundation – Why LGBT People are Disproportionately Impacted by Coronavirus

From LGBT Foundation: http://www.lgbt.foundation/coronavirus/impact The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had an unprecedented effect on the daily lives of everyone in the UK. The impact of the virus is widespread, however individuals from marginalised or...

Mental Health Awareness Week: 18 -24th May 2020

A Blog from SAYiT CEO Steve Slack for Mental Health Awareness week. On May 17th many of us celebrated IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia). The date commemorates the day thirty years ago when the World Health...

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IDAHoBIT 2020

Every year SAYiT marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT) on the 17th May, the day same sex attraction was de-classified as a mental illness by the World Health Organisaton (WHO). We mark this day to speak out about...

Read more

CALL IT OUT May Newsletter

CALL IT OUT is a South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse project run by SAYiT. It aims to address the barriers preventing LGBT+ people from accessing mainstream domestic abuse support services. Call It Out is proud to be a signatory of this joint statement on the current...

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