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BAME/PoC Role Models

BAME/PoC LGBTQ Role Models programmes

Programmes to empower LGBTQ people of colour to be step up as role models and create more inclusive communities

Stonewall is delighted to be delivering free Role Models programmes for people of colour who identify as LGBTQ. 

This programme will be running three times: once in October 2017 to celebrate Black History Month, once in December 2017 and finally in February 2018 to coincide with LGBT History Month.

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what being a person of colour and LGBTQ means to them, and how they can play an active role in furthering inclusion and acceptation without exception.

Our mission is to ensure that LGBTQ people of colour have visible role models in their communities and see celebrations of difference and intersectionality wherever they live, shop, work, socialise and pray.

At Stonewall, we believe anyone can be a role model. They don't have to be perfect, on a pedestal, always senior or the same for everyone. A role model understands the influence they can have and uses that influence to create positive change.

These are free programmes, kindly supported by the City Bridge Trust.

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Who can apply

The programmes are for people of colour who identify as LGBTQ. 

Delegates will be selected on their sphere of influence within their communities and on their contribution to the diversity of the programmes.

Those who demonstrate a clear self-reflective and other-focused way of thinking, as well as a commitment to creating inclusive cultures and communities, will be prioritised.

Each programme is designed for up to 36 delegates.

What the programmes offer

The programmes will create a space for participants to:

  • Celebrate BAME and/or PoC LGBTQ identities
  • Explore the challenges BAME and/or PoC LGBTQ people face in society
  • Establish practical ways of stepping up as a BAME and/or LGBTQ role model
  • Create a network of people with shared or similar experiences
  • Understand how to be more resilient and practice positive self-care

Key information

Programme 1 - London

  • Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
  • Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Venue: Shelter, 4 Garrett St, London EC1Y 0TY
  • Deadline for application submission: 22 September 2017
  • Notification of application outcome: 27 September 2017

Programme 2 - Leeds

  • Date: Saturday 9 December 2017
  • Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Venue: HorizonThird Floor, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall Street, Leeds, LS10 1JR
  • Deadline for application submission: 17 November 2017
  • Notification of application outcome: 22 November 2017

Programme 3 - London

  • Date: Saturday 3 February 2018
  • Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Venue: Shelter, 4 Garrett St, London EC1Y 0TY
  • Deadline for application submission: 5 January 2018
  • Notification of application outcome: 12 January 2018

Programme rates

  • Cost: free
  • Travel and accommodation: Stonewall will reimburse travel costs up to the value of £150. However, we cannot reimburse accommodation costs
  • Programmes: you may only attend one of the programmes


This programme is only open to those who identify as LGBTQ and as BAME and/or a person of colour.

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All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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