Call It Out News

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

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...

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...

Corona Virus Update

Due to the current situation around Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we are following government guidelines and have decided to cancel all youth groups, events and meetings until the end of April We are currently working on ways to continue our support and services using online...

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LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark Scheme Launch

On Friday 14th February SAYiT officially launched the LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark Scheme as part of the CALL IT OUT project. We were joined at Rotherham's New York Stadium by organisations from across South Yorkshire working in the Domestic and Sexual Abuse and Housing...

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Call It Out: BBC Radio Sheffield interview

Last Friday, SAYiT's LGBT+ Domestic Abuse development workers Heather and Elly called into the BBC studios for a chat with Paulette Edwards about the Call It Out project. If you missed it you can listen again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p078q5xv (from...

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Call It Out: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Awareness Training

Call It Out are hosting a services of LGBT+ Awareness Training sessions for Domestic Abuse and Women's Service Providers.Book your place via EventBrite below or for more info call: 0114 241 2728Wed 19th June 9:30—12:00pm @ Scotia Works,...

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Call It Out: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Conference

SAYiT will be hosting an LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Conference on Wednesday 17th July to launch our new LGBT+ Domestic Abuse project and discuss the barriers preventing LGBT+ people from accessing support and services and how to make services more accessible. See below for...

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