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The National LGBT Forum is for

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scotland
  • Our friends, families, and allies
  • National and local LGBT organisations and communities
  • Public bodies, employers, and service providers

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The National LGBT Forum website is an online resource to provide information, news, and support aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Scotland: our friends, families, and allies; national and local LGBT organisations and communities.

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The National LGBT Forum website is also intended to provide information with regard for good practice on sexual orientation and gender identity to public bodies, employers, and service providers.

The website was funded by the Scottish Government, developed by the Equality Network, and is supported by LGBT Youth Scotland and Stonewall Scotland.

What the website does

Provides information about your legal rights, about good practice policies for employers, statutory bodies, and service providers, about community and equality events of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scotland, and about equality resources produced  by the Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland, Stonewall Scotland, and other organisations.

If you have an immediate problem, you may be able to find advice on the Need Help Now page.

Funded by the Scottish Government

“The Scottish Government has commissioned the development of an LGBT website, through the Equality Network ….. The project will develop a website on behalf of the LGBT sector, and will provide a wide variety of information drawn from all of the Scottish-Government funded projects to promote equality for LGBT people in Scotland. Working closely with projects such as the Good Practice Project through Stonewall Scotland, the LGBT Domestic Abuse project through LGBT Youth and the Scottish Transgender Alliance through the Equality Network, it will gather examples of good practice in LGBT inclusion which can be used by public bodies and other organisations wishing to improve their own policies and services employment.”

"The Scottish Government and Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) should support the national LGBT organisations to work together and with local LGBT communities to develop a national LGBT community website." - This has been commissioned through the Equality Network as part of the Informed and Empowered Communities Project. This includes development of a website on behalf of the sector, which will have a number of audiences and purposes, including national and local LGBT organisations, LGBT communities and individuals, and public bodies and others seeking to improve their own performance on LGBT equality.

“Working with the EHRC, we will publicise and promote innovative practice in the development and delivery of LGBT inclusive public services using examples gathered from the Stonewall Scotland project and the EHRC research project on best practice in the public sector, as well as other sources. We are already committed to supporting the development of an LGBT website which will present a wide variety of LGBT information including best practice for employers and public services and we will explore a variety of other ways of doing this.”

From the Scottish Government Response to "Challenging Prejudice:  Changing Attitudes Towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Scotland” (PDF)

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Funded by the Scottish Government and developed by the Equality Network, supported by LGBT Youth Scotland and Stonewall Scotland