Our LGBT Charter
We’re so proud to say we’ve been awarded the LGBT Charter Silver Award by LGBT Youth Scotland!
The LGBT Charter programme supports organisations to ensure they are as inclusive as possible of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
We achieved the LGBT Charter Award by taking proactive steps to ensure LGBT staff, volunteers and service users feel safe, supported and included at Move On.
As part of our 18-month journey to achieve the award, we:
- Reviewed and improved our policies and practices.
- Provided staff training and opportunities for discussion.
- Established an LGBT Youth Group.
- Decorated our office spaces to be visibly inclusive.
- Attended Pride events in Edinburgh and Glasgow with staff, volunteers and young people.
LGBT Services & Support
The Equality Network aims to bring about equality and improve the human rights situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people in Scotland.
They have youth groups online, live chats on the website, text or email support. They also have a wide range of information on their social media.
Available Monday to Friday, for young people aged 13 to 25 on 07786 202 370. Simply send a text to the number introducing yourself and mentioning roughly what you’d like to talk about. They’ll get back to you as soon as they can.
If your issue is better suited to an email, you can also contact the same Digital Youth Workers by emailing email@example.com.
LGBT Health & Wellbeing
Promoting the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) adults (16+) in Scotland. They welcome the entire diversity of the LGBT+ community including non-binary, queer, intersex, asexual people and all identities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
They have a range of events on in Edinburgh.
0300 123 2523
Tuesdays & Wednesdays (12-9pm) Thursdays & Sundays (1-6pm)
Phone support for young people up to the age of 20 and their families. They also offer training and legal support.
Mermaid support transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families.
0808 801 0400
They offer text chat on their website.
Number 6 – TEam (Trans, Enby and More)
This is for people with an Autism Diagnosis who are part or Number 6 or referred to them.
Meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1pm-3pm. This group is for Trans and non-binary people as well as people questioning their gender.
For more information, email Mo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Trans Alliance
Scottish Trans Alliance assists transgender people, service providers, employers, and equality organisations to engage together to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights, and inclusion in Scotland. They strive for everyone in Scotland to be safe and valued whatever their gender identity and gender reassignment status and to have full freedom in their gender expression.
They also provide information about local support groups, resources and run a Trans Forum, which welcomes involvement from trans people across Scotland.