YORK LGBT FORUM

SCHOOLS & YOUNG PEOPLE

WAYNE DAWSON

SCHOOLS & YOUNG PEOPLE SUBGROUP CO-ORDINATOR

Wayne Dawson has been involved with the forum for nearly three years now. He does work at York College, including learning support, cover tutoring, running LGBTQ+ club and helping out with issues relating to equality and diversity.

Wayne runs Colours of the Rainbow, York’s first LGBTQ+ community choir and has also been involved with helping with the Coffee Socials and the weekly LGBTQ+ wellbeing group that used to run in partnership with York Mind. Having contacts with local school in and around York, Wayne has been elected as the Schools and Young Peoples Coordinator. Any question, feel free to get in touch with him..

SCHOOLS & YOUNG PEOPLE

The schools subgroup aims to source & provide access to a multitude of LGBT related resources. Whilst our resource bank is open and available to all, our hope is that the following groups in particular will benefit from the resources available:-

• LGBT people
• Schools
• Parents of LGBT people
• Groups
• Agencies
• The wider community

The group are keen to provide a consultation mechanism and support network to schools and other agencies to help tackle common issues.

Through making our resources available to all, we aim to enhance the health, well being, confidence and self esteem of LGBT people. For non LGBT people, our aim is to raise awareness and make for a more informed society when it comes to the current issues affecting the LGBT community.

The Forum is working in partnership with a number of local organisations all of whom are passionate and committed to helping deliver positive change for schools. 

 

OUTWORD BOUND PROJECT

For a number of years we have implemented a schools writing competition! And donated LGBT+ books to the secondary schools in York.

February 2016 saw the first pilot of OutWord Bound, an LGBT-themed writing competition for young people aged 11 – 16 in the York area, organised by the York LGBT Forum and York LGBT History Month.

We have now made this an annual event. Below is what the winners of the project receive after the judging has taken place:

 

£100 VOUCHERS

£50 VOUCHERS

£20 VOUCHERS

Choose from Love2Shop, Restaurant Choice, City Screen or iTunes vouchers.

BROCHURES TO DOWNLOAD

SCHOOLS OUTREACH BROCHURE

Click the thumbnail of the Schools Outreach Brochure to the left to download our written guidance packs for schools.

OUTWORD BOUND WINNERS ANTHOLOGY


Click the thumbnail of the Schools Outword Bound Brochure to the left to download an anthology of the writing competition winning entries.

GET IN TOUCH

We're always looking for help, support, volunteers and donations. Please get in touch if you'd like to enquire about how you can help or find out about any upcoming events and initiatives.

07731 852 533

enquiry@yorklgbtforum.org

York LGBT Forum, York CVS, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET

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