Join the Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum Team
The Forum is currently seeking to recruit new members to take the Forum forward in its next stage of development. In particular we are seeking someone to take over as Chair from David Robson who is standing down after twelve successful years in the role.
Commenting on his decision to stand down David said:
“After 12 years it’s time to make way for a new generation to take the Forum forward. We have established a firm foundation of activity and support among LGBTQ+ people and allies in Wandsworth and across London which will enable the new team to take the Forum forward into its next stage of development”
In addition to David other longstanding members of the team (Richard Aldridge, Graham Harris, Christina McAdams and Jo Stafferton) will also be standing down. Suzanna Hopwood is staying on to support the new team.
Christina McAdams said:
“I have learnt so much as a member of the team. For example I am now developing ‘Iron Pride’ which is a forum I have set up for LGBTQ+ people who play Fighting Games and who want to chat with other LGBTQ+ people in the Games Community in a safe space.”
In addition to a new Chair we are also seeking to appoint a Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and up to six other committee Members
To serve on the committee, you must either work, live or socialise in the Borough of Wandsworth.
The Forum is a voluntary organisation but has been able to establish a number of individually funded projects in partnership with other groups and organisations.
These include a “Pride in Care” Project in partnership with Opening Doors and Wandsworth Council and the Wandsworth CCG. The “Friday Night Club” (A Chemsex peer support project ) funded by Mo Mark, The “Furzedown LGBTQ+ Coffee Morning” support project (Funded by Wandsworth Oasis and Wandsworth Council). The “Pride in Practice Project” with the LGBT Foundation and local GP Practices. The “60 Falcon Road” LGBTQ+ Sexual Health Advocacy Project.
The Forum has also established a number of arts and culture initiatives such as ‘Out at Clapham’ (in partnership with Clapham Picturehouse) which is London’s longest running LGBTQ+ film club) and developed the Rainbow Plaque project with Studio Voltaire
For more information on what these roles entail, please contact David Robson on WandsworthLGBT@hotmail.co.uk