The NHS are specifically asking for LGBT+ identified people to fill in their London Sexual Health Transformation programme survey. Please consider giving your feedback on your experiences and requirements: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T3QSC9N
I know at the recent Green Man drop in we spoke about a lot of issues and I passed all these along to the CCG meeting and to Rosemarie Ramsay, one of the consultants (many were actually horrified at some of the experiences we’d had) and yesterday I’ve been contacted by Ruth Hutt, consultant in public health in Lewisham, for follow-ups around some of the points we raised, particularly around cervical smear tests, who wanted to help improve the training for GP practices and access to information for women around smears etc.
If you have any comments you can contact me directly via one of the socials or drop-ins and I’m happy to either take your comments of your own experiences as being LGBT and accessing health matters and pass them along, or I can provide contact details on how you can speak to the consultants.
It’s the Ultimate Planet awards this Sunday (20th March 2016). Tickets are still available if you would like to watch some live entertainment, support some lesbian, bisexual and queer women acts and businesses and spend your Sunday in the company of some fine ladies.
The Ultimate Planet Awards are this year at our very own Broadway Theatre in Catford. The event starts at 3pm so plenty of time to have your Sunday lunch and then roll down to Catford for some Vaudeville style shenanigans. see you there!
South London and Maudsley Crisis Line: 0800 731 2864 – a 24 hour crisis line for Lewisham residents in mental crisis.
…You may find the Facebook group we run a bit more interactive than this blog, although I understand many people don’t want to be on, or can’t be on Facebook and seen to join groups.
For those of you who don’t have such worries, here is the link to the Facebook group: Lewisham LGBT group
The next LGBTQ Green Man drop-in is this Wednesday 9th March 2016 from 6pm until 8pm at the Green Man Hub on Bromley Road (opposite the Homebase pond). Free! All LGBTQ welcome. Pop in, have a chat or pick up local LGBTQ information.
The Albany Deptford are hosting an LGBT themed event from next Wednesday 9th March 2016 until 11th March 2016 from 7.30pm called Theseus Beefcake.
“A hero and a Minotaur are locked in the ultimate death match. Theseus Beefcake journeys into the dark labyrinth of masculinity, colliding mixed martial arts, death metal, American frat culture, rodeos, pornography and Greek mythology along the way.
The show is an exploration of gender roles through personal stories of friendships, role models and aspirations. It approaches the theme of masculinity in an honest, playful and personal manner, taking audiences on a journey through memory and identity.
Commissioned by at Homotopia at The Albany.”
Post show talk on 10th March. £12 / £10 concs (Group booking offers available). Suitable for ages 16+
Book online at The Albany’s website or Box Office 02086924446
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG