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Episode 40 – LGBTQ+ Safety & Resources

In this episode, we introduce Molly as a new host, joined by Ash, Mack, Jay and Sassie to discuss LGBTQ+ community safety. We highlight the importance of safe spaces and how to create an accessible and comfortable environment for LGBTQ+ people. We also share experiences of feeling supported, genuine allyship and gestures of validation.

Gender dysphoria: a sense of unease that a person may have because of a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity. (NHS)

Gender euphoria: comfort/ joy that happens when gender expression is aligned with identity.

Rainbow capitalism: when companies commercialise and claim to support the rights of the LGBTQ+ community (especially during Pride) mainly for profit and improved brand image.

Contact Rainbow Bedfordshire: elft.rainbowbedfordshire@nhs.net

Better Days for BLMK: @betterdaysblmk across all social media

Pride in Luton


Luton Sexual Health


Q Youth

Youth Services

[00:00] Introductions
[01:40] What are Safe Spaces?
[05:15] Allyship and Activism, actual vs toxic
[12:47] Validation and Acceptance
[27:00] Fear of going out/ Non-Safe Spaces
[37:45] Local Safe Spaces
[42:40] Outro