Call It Out News

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

Hello from new CEO, Heather Paterson

I am very honoured to have been appointed as CEO at SAYiT. I have worked with LGBT+ groups, campaigns and projects in Sheffield for the past two decades, and more broadly with youth, women’s, equality and social justice organisations. I have worked closely alongside...

SAYiT welcomes appointment of new CEO

A message from our departing CEO, Steve Slack…. Dear colleague, friend or supporter of SAYiT, sadly I will be leaving SAYiT on Wednesday July 22nd. The position of CEO will be taken over by Heather Paterson. I am delighted with Heather’s appointment and I know that...

Joint briefing: The LGBT+ Community and Domestic Abuse

The Domestic Abuse Bill will be read for a third time in the House of Commons today. Together, we have worked hard to support recognition & assessment of the needs of LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse. Read our full joint statement, which SAYiT are proud to be a...

Call It Out at SafeLives Webinar

Call It Out spoke at the recent SafeLives webinar focusing on developing best practice in supporting LGBT+ survivors of Domestic Abuse. See video below to hear our learning and recommendations from the project (skip to 1:35.11 to hear Call It Out)....

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...

Covid-19 Update for SAYiT LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark Applicants

LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark and Covid-19 We know that victims of Domestic Abuse are particularly at risk during this period and the support from services is even more valuable. This makes it vital that support is there for LGBT+ victims/survivors. Whilst we cannot award...

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Making the most of your time during times of Corona

New Skills If there was ever a time to pick up a new hobby, it’s now! Learn a language with Duolingo—it’s a great app and is a really fun way of learning new vocabulary. Learn some chords on guitar — Here is a lesson for complete beginners. Learn how to knit or...

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