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Dementia Doesn’t Discriminate

Posted by: Julian on: 9 April 2014

1 in 3 people over 65 will develop some form of dementia, and older LGBT people are statistically more likely to find themselves living alone.

What does this mean for affected individuals, and the LGBT community as a whole?

Here’s a new leaflet on the subject [PDF format]

Appeal for research participants – Domestic Violence

Posted by: Julian on: 20 February 2014

Does anyone feel able to help these students with their research into domestic violence in a lesbian or gay setting? Get in touch with them by email if you do.

Here’s their explanation of their project:

We are two third year Sheffield Hallam Psychology students and we are looking for lesbian and gay participants who are aged 18 years or over to take part in our research project. You should be willing to disclose your gender and your sexual orientation in an anonymous and confidential online questionnaire in order to participate.

We are looking at perceptions of the likelihood of reporting domestic violence to the police in different relationship types. We are also interested in looking to see if there are any gender differences in reporting behaviour in this subject area. This research aims to aid South Yorkshire Police in their reporting practice. As a participant, you will be required to imagine yourself as a victim of domestic abuse and then fill in a short online questionnaire about the likelihood of reporting the described domestic abuse in a hypothetical situation. If you do not feel that you would wish to or be able to imagine yourself as a domestic abuse victim then we strongly recommend that you do not take part in this study.

At no point will you be asked about any personal experiences, including if you have or have not been a victim of domestic violence.

If you would like any further information or are interested in taking part please contact us using the email below.

Thank you,

Natalie Slater & Becki Robinson

[email protected]

The Gujarat Association of Barnsley would like to cordially invite you and your family to join us along with other invited guests to Mental Health Social Inclusion and Involvement conference part funded by Voluntary Action Barnsley.

Programme for the Event:

  • Opening Address by the worshipful the Mayor of Barnsley Councillor Ken Richardson.
  • Information stalls.
  • Quiz on Mental Health
  • Professional Speakers from Partner Agencies on the issues of Mental Health affecting BME and all Communities’.
  • Round Table Discussions and ‘Ask the Panel’ Questions
  • Networking
  • Raffle
  • Refreshments

Venue: Chilli Restaurant Function Room, 66-68 Market Street, Barnsley, S70 1SN. Tel: 01226-290333

Date: Friday 21 February 2014.

Time: 6.30 pm prompt start.

NB: Please contact Mr HK Patel (email [email protected], phone 07778652321) to confirm your attendance by email or txt or telephone for seating arrangements and catering purposes.

Queer Culture; What’s it all about?

Posted by: Julian on: 5 February 2014

Leeds Art Gallery, Saturday 22 February 2014.

1pm – 4pm, free entry.

Come and explore LGBT history and Queer Culture at this event which includes presentations, discussion and the launch of the Queer Eye Project.

Cherry Smyth – an introduction to Queer Visual Art from its radical beginnings in the late 80s.

Dr Helen Davies – an introduction to Queer Culture by charting Queer history alongside film and television.

Dr Catherine Stones – will show work from her illustration project ‘But you wear lipstick!’ exploring the challenges of visualising a range of gay women’s coming out stories.

Part of Leeds Art Gallery’s programme for LGBT History month.

Here’s there official event flier.

Barnsley Citizens’ Advice Bureau relocation

Posted by: Julian on: 27 January 2014

On 17th February, the Citizens’ Advice Bureau will move premises to Wellington House, on the corner of Wellington Street and Market Street.

Full details here [PDF].

Rescheduled Meeting – 24 January

Posted by: Julian on: 21 January 2014

Our next meeting will be this coming Friday, 24 January, at The Old Boardroom in The Metrodome,  Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN, at 5.45pm for a 6pm start.

Everyone is welcome to come along and see what we do and how to get involved.

If it’s your first time at one of our meetings we can arrange to meet you at reception. Contact us if you think you’ll need help or have any enquiries at all.

Note: This is to replace the meeting that was cancelled on 17 Jan.

Meeting cancelled

Posted by: Julian on: 17 January 2014

Due to problems at the planned venue, tonight’s (17 Jan) meeting is cancelled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Sorry for the extreme short notice. Watch this space for further details.

Same-sex weddings to begin in March 2014

Posted by: Julian on: 17 January 2014

From 29 March 2014 same sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales.

From June 2014 same sex couples will be able to be married in British Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions, as well as on British military bases.

By the end of 2014 couples in Civil Partnerships will be able to have them ‘converted’ to marriages.

For more details, here is the BBC News article.

Halloween Fundraiser

Posted by: Julian on: 28 October 2013

The lovely people at The Heart Of Barnsley have been kind enough to put on a fundraiser for us! It’s on Tuesday 29 October.

There’s a £25 prize for the best Halloween costume, and a bouquet from Flowers Of Distinction for the runner-up.

Here’s the official poster! The fun starts at 8pm.

Poster for 29 Oct fundraising event.

Tuesday 29 October Fundraiser event at The Heart Of Barnsley

World AIDS Day Event

Posted by: Julian on: 11 October 2013


Poster for World AIDS day event

Poster – World AIDS day event

Here’s the poster for this year’s World AIDS Day event organised by +me.

Think No Evil of Us - My Life With Kenneth Williams: a one off performance from the much acclaimed artist David Benson.

Next Meeting

Friday 16 May
Venue to be arranged