Breaking Down Barriers - Rare Pride Project
15 September 2021
Breaking Down Barriers is starting the ‘Rare Pride’ project to seek experiences from those who have a rare condition and are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, to work towards improving healthcare and support services. The project is aimed at people with a rare condition/s who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and/or asexual or those who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.
You can join them on Zoom on Tuesday 28th September at 6:00pm for their first get together and have your voice heard! The first session will be an informal, relaxed virtual get together where you can come along to listen to other people’s experiences. If you would like to join the discussion, you will have the opportunity to talk about your positive experiences and any challenges, as well as your hopes and fears for the future. If you'd prefer, after registering, you can attend anonymously.
What they say:
"One of the main aims of Breaking Down Barriers is to help improve the lives of people from diverse and marginalised communities, to ensure everyone has equal access to health and support services.
One of our mantras is ‘how can organisations and services support diverse communities, if they don’t know or include people within the community’.
There appears to be very little information about the number of people affected by rare conditions who are also part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
By working alongside people with lived experience we want to ensure:
- voices are heard
- experiences of healthcare and support services are understood
- the changes needed are identified"