The Green Party and the LGBTIQ community

In the course of my work I have become increasingly aware of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex & Queer people in our communities and issues affecting them. Some people will live in a full time presentation of their preferred gender, others will live part-time. And a whole new movement is emerging of people who are living between genders, embracing the potentials of gender-queer and gender-fluidity. It is a lot more complex than most people realise.

The mission of the National LGBT Green Group (LGBT-G) is to advance Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex & Queer (LGBTIQ) equality in our society and to raise awareness and understanding of Green and progressive values among LGBT people. LGBT-G aims to build a more sustainable and equal society where everyone is valued as an individual. The diversity within the LGBT community enriches all our lives, and should be encouraged and promoted. We will defend what we believe in, regardless of hostile media coverage.

http://www.lgbtgreens.org.uk/

Coming to terms with our sexuality can be a difficult and distressing time for anyone, but when there are no strong role models and apparent hostility at every turn, it can become a serious issue.

I have had the privilege this week of meeting an excellent role model who identifies as transgender, and also happens to be an excellent and highly qualified therapist who is expert in gender identity issues, cognitive behavioural, counselling and psychotherapy. I attended a suicide workshop that was a lot more interesting and stimulating than I thought possible.

Alex Drummond – Talk Me Better – http://www.talkmebetter.co.uk/?/counselling-services/gender-identity/

Alex Drummond – GrrlAlex – http://www.grrlalex.com/

Alex is based near Caerphilly, but covers most of South Wales – including Bridgend.

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