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BAME/PoC Role Models

BAME/PoC LGBTQ Role Models programmes

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

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

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 acceptance 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.

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 - This programme has now taken place

  • Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
  • Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Deadline for application submission: 22 September 2017

Programme 2 - Leeds This programme is now full and closed for applications

  • Date: Saturday 13 January 2018
  • Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Deadline for application submission: 10 December 2017

Programme 3 - London - This programme is now full and closed for applications

  • Date: Saturday 3 February 2018
  • Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Programme 4 - London - This programme is now full and closed for applications

  • Date: Saturday 14 April 2018
  • Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Programme rates

  • Cost: free
  • Travel and accommodation: Stonewall will reimburse travel costs incurred. Travel should be of a modest standard in keeping with Stonewall’s status as a charity. 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.

 This programme is now full and closed for applications

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