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Trans Young Campaigners

Campaigning programme for trans young people

Stonewall has been running programmes for several years that focus on upskilling groups of young LGBTQ+ people in campaigning techniques and assisting them in leading their own campaigns.

With funding from Comic Relief, Stonewall is now running a series of exciting residential campaigning programmes for young people aged 16 to 25 who are from specific diversity strands under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. Our first programme (which will be facilitated by Stonewall staff who identify as trans) will run in September 2018 and is for young people who identify as trans*. The application process for this programme is now open.

*'Trans' includes non-binary identities.

The programmes

In 2019 we will be running two more programmes; one for young people who identify as LGBTQ+ and BAME/PoC** and another for young people who identify as LGBTQ+ and disabled.  

**BAME is an acronym used in the UK for black, Asian and minority ethnic. Please note this term includes all minority ethnicities. PoC is an acronym used to denote people (or a person) of colour.

Each programme begins with a residential where participants are given space to reflect on their own identity and experiences as well as being given the tools and confidence to campaign for LGBTQ+ equality. Participants will also hear from activists, campaigners and role models from the LGBTQ+ community. 

After the residential event, participants research, design and deliver their campaigns in their schools, colleges, universities or wider communities.

In early 2020 participants from all three programmes will be offered the opportunity to develop and deliver content for an exciting youth event which will showcase the campaigns as well as exploring other issues affecting young LGBTQ+ people.

Costs

Stonewall covers all costs relating to the programme including travel to and from the residential venue and all meals. 

If you have any questions about the programme please send an email to wayne.dhesi@stonewall.org.uk.

This programme is kindly supported by Comic Relief.

 

What we're looking for

Applications for our first programme are now being accepted.

  • If you identify as trans and will be between 16 and 25 years old on 2 September 2018, you can apply for a free space now.
  • We’re looking for passionate, motivated and creative young people to work with us to help create a world where everyone is accepted without exception.
  • We will cover your travel costs and will provide all meals and refreshments throughout the residential.
  • If you belong to more than one of the diversity strands you are welcome to apply to multiple programmes but please note that participants are only able to attend one programme.

More details about the venue, programme content and schedule will be made available to successful participants. 

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