Following the results of research carried out by Jeremy Vanes, funded by Wolverhampton Network Consortium in 2002, the network was set up in 2003. The aim was to make a positive difference to the LGBT community in Wolverhampton.
The LGBT Network Wolverhampton is currently funded by a variety of funding streams, including Wolverhampton City Council. Based in the City Centre, offering a variety of services, supported by a great team of volunteers, we support local LGB and T individuals and groups. LGBT Network Wolverhampton also organises a variety of events, including Wolverhampton Pride, training, workshops and more.
Our vision is a thriving, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Wolverhampton – a place where LGB and T people feel safe and are free from discrimination.
Our objectives are:
“The following objects are for the benefit of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) community in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas:-
- To promote the preservation and protection of their physical and mental health;
- The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by:
Facilitating training for external organisations on LGBT awareness, the rights of LGBT people and how to provide LGBT friendly services;
Working in partnership with local authorities, the police and community and other organisations to raise awareness of LGBT issues and the needs of LGB and T people.
Campaigning for equality and diversity and working towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity;
- To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing such people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.”