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SHOUT: TEXT CRISIS SERVICE

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. All the conversation is done via text.

Text the number 85258 with either the text ‘Pride’, ‘switchboard’, ‘Mermaids’ to start a conversation.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. They take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Everything is anonymous.

Adoption and Fostering Webinar

Seminar Starts at the 5.20 mark in the video.

Michelle Goodwin from Deaf LGBTIQA+  hosted an Adoption & Fostering Webinar with Tor Docherty, the CEO from New Family Social on the 14th of May.

Tor gave out information about the process involved for any Deaf LGBTIQA+ persons who are thinking of fostering and adoption. Also included in the webinar was a deaf person (via a relay interpreter) who will tell the story of their own adoption process, how they found the process along with dealing with communication barriers throughout.

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This website is where deaf people can visit to find information, guidance and educate themselves on the deaf LGBTIQA+ community in an accessible way. We cover advice, history and articles and more. We are continually adding to the website so the content will always be evolving. If you have anything you’d like to contribute or see, please feel free to contact us at Hello@deaflgbtiqa.org.uk

For years the LGBTIQA+ community have endured oppression and harassment. However, the deaf LGBTQA+ minority is in that minority – there is not a lot of accessible information being provided for this community. The Deaf LGBTQ+ UK Facebook group decided to create this website as we wanted to be able to educate the Deaf community on an accessible platform.

We all hope that this website will be a success in managing to raise awareness, educating others and guiding people to the right source of information and support. This entire project is voluntary, so we are currently relying on donations and volunteers to keep the website running – if you are interested in volunteering, see the FAQ page!

We all thank you for your support, and we hope that you will be able to take something away from this website for your own knowledge. Please feel free to share the website with others, and spread the love (and knowledge)!