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- New for 2022 – BodyWorks and BodyTalks
- Our Charity Partners
Body Movements celebrates Queer Bodies In Electronic Music. This year, Body Movements plans to showcase, advocate and educate around queer music and culture, so before this year’s festival, we will be launching our workshop and talks programming.
New for 2022 – BodyWorks and BodyTalks
BodyWorks and BodyTalks is the title of our workshop and talks programming. This initiative and programming strives to create an environment of growth and learning through sharing and practical activities. We ask all guests to be open and willing to share their knowledge, contribute to the free exchange of ideas and respect each other’s different backgrounds and subcultures within music and the community.
Programming Will Centre
- Queer Bodies incl. Health and Identity
- Queer Music and History
- Queer Culture, Community, and Lifestyle
Our non-musical programming aspires to provide practical, exciting, and thought-provoking sessions. We’re currently working out how to make this accessible for the community. A full list of events and how you can sign up will be announced via social media and through our mailer. Stay connected with us by joining our mailing list.
New for 2022, this space gives guests a break from the noise of the festival, allowing anyone that needs a moment away from the crowds. A range of helpful services, support, and advice will be on offer. More information on this space and its curation will be shared on social media soon.
Our Charity Partners
Body Movements 2022, will support three charities that champion the LGBTQI+ community:
Established in the summer of 2020 by artist and activist Sophie Gwen Williams alongside community organiser and club promoter Jo Alloway, We Exist is a non-profit arts organisation providing support for trans* and gender non-conforming individuals in the UK. We Exist has developed into a collective ran organisation providing spaces for trans* people to platform their work, their ideas, and discuss issues affecting the community.
The ultimate aim of We Exist is to provide directly, available funds for trans* people who need it to pay for healthcare needs in the face of ongoing failings from the current government and health service. On the 28th of February 2022, We Exist opened up their first Hardship Fund offering forty £100.00 bursaries to trans* individuals without recourse to public funds and/ or on Universal Credit.
Why an ongoing fund?
We Exist recognise that healthcare and associated needs are woefully inadequate for trans* people in the UK. Whilst hate crimes against trans* people have increased by 81% the waiting list for any NHS treatment at all has spiraled out of control with many waiting upwards of 4 years. As a direct result, trans* people are being forced to access costly care either through private practice or a third-party chemist which at best is unreliable and at worst can be unsafe. On top of this, We Exist know employment for trans* people is particularly precarious and many also have additional costs incurred for mental health therapy, clothing costs, and basic needs like housing and food.
The We Exist fund is open to all trans* people in the UK who need it and will be ongoing for as long as they can manage it. Please contact via email below to find out more and access the fund.
- Website: weexist.co.uk
- Instagram: instagram.com/weexistlondon/
- Facebook: facebook.com/weexistlondon/
- Contact: email@example.com
Stonewall Housing is the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ housing-related support charity, helping members of the LGBTQ+ community who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. We provide supported accommodation, housing advice, mental health advocacy, and domestic abuse support.
We’re the only charity in the UK working with homeless LGBTQ+ people of all ages. We are fighting to end homelessness and ensure everyone has a safe and secure space to call home.
We’re only able to keep running our services because of our supporters donating their time and money to us.
As guidance for how your support will help, it can cost £28.00 to provide a night of safety plus travel vouchers for someone needing our help, and £90.00 to provide a 1-1 advocacy session for someone facing eviction as a result of their mental health needs.
In almost 70 countries, it’s a crime to be gay.
in 10 of them, it can cost you your life. All Out is working to change that.
All Out is a global movement for love and equality. All Out mobilises thousands of people to build a world where no person will have to sacrifice their family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are or who they love.
They do this by;
- Identifying moments where thousands speaking up can make a difference in the lives of LGBT+ people
- Working fast with grassroots LGBT+ partners to design bold, impactful mobilisation campaigns
- Providing LGBT+ activists on the frontline with solidarity, tool skills, and resources
- Mobilising people around the world top take action together and make change happen