The LGBTQIA+ and Gender Think Tank is comprised of staff members, faculty committee members, and external stakeholders, brought together by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing to help increase LGBTQIA+ diversity and inclusion within our organisation and the dance industry as a whole.
As we acknowledge that our organisation is neither representatively diverse nor fully inclusive, our think tank intends to focus on exploring the following obstacles.
The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and more. The organisation also delivers training opportunities for teachers and other young people, creating LGBT+ positive resources for schools, colleges, and other youth settings. Get equipped in being fully LGBT+ inclusive in your practice and find out more here.
Fawcett is the leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights, promoting a society in which individuals can fulfil their potential regardless of sex. Visit their website.
The Beaumont Society is a national self-help body run by and for the transgender community. It supports the transgender community, together with their partners and families, as well as advising and training on transgender issues. Visit their website.
The Gender Identity Research and Education Society
GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non- conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families. Visit their website.
LGBT Foundation, formerly known as The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), is a national charity delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. Visit their website.
Press For Change
Press For Change provides legal advice, training, and research to trans people, their representatives, and public and private bodies. Visit their website.