To learn more about what double discrimination means, and why it must be so urgently addressed, please see my original article.
Below are some links to amazing platforms, events, organisations, and charities that work tirelessly to redress double discrimination. Find out how you can help.
URBAN WORLD at Scala in King’s Cross is a club night specifically for QTIPOC “in celebration of CULTURE, DIVERSITY AND PRIDE!”
Black Out UK is a not-for-profit platform dedicated to amplifying the stories of queer Black men, encouraging a sense of community through discussion both online and face-to-face through workshops and networking events.
AZ magazine was set up by Christania as she did not see herself reflected in mainstream LGBT media. The platform allows QTIPOC to showcase their talents and address the issues faced in the BAME community.
House of Rainbow Fellowship is a religious community that is “dedicated to reconciling marginalised identities with the pressures of society”. They provide sexual health advice, counselling and hold Zoom meetings to connect with the Fellowship and explore topics such as “Queering the Bible”.
Sarbat LGBT Sikhs is a social support group based in London who organise events around the UK.
Purple Rain Collective is a space for QTIPOC to mobilise, converse on their experiences and develop strategies for safety, resistance and liberation.
Naz and Matt Foundation is a charity that aims to tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children.
The BAME LGBT Charity has created initiatives to empower and celebrate BAME LGBT people such as an Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
Bi’s of Colour is a national group that organises meet ups, gives talks and collects writings of bisexual POC.
Bisi Almi Foundation is a charity that supports social acceptance for LGBT+ Nigerians, working to influence opinions and views in Nigeria to create equality regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
COLOURS Gendered Intelligence is a youth group for 18-24 year old trans, gender variant and questioning young POC.
DesiQ is a social space for queer desi people of South Asian origin
Gaysians promotes positive visibility for South Asian LGBT people
Hidayah is an organisation for LGBT+ Muslims. They run social and support groups in Manchester, London, Newcastle, Leeds and Glasgow.
Imaan is another organisation dedicated to supporting LGBT+ Muslims. They campaign for social justice to defeat the stigma, taboo and discrimination faced by many within the community and to give LGBTQI+ Muslims a voice and visibility to gain social acceptance and change. They organise community and educational workshops as well as safe spaces to meet and socialise with other LGBTQI+ Muslims.
Queer Asia is a global platform that publishes and organises events platforming queer people from Asia. Queer Asia is a collective of early career researchers, doctoral researchers and activists, housed at SOAS, University of London. Their work connects queer activists, artists and academics globally who strive to challenge dominant ideas, forms and representations of gender and sexuality. They organise events including monthly seminars, screenings and discussions focusing on specific regions or disciplines pertaining to queer themes from Asia.