Trans Day of Visibility 2021

For Trans Day of Visibility (March 31st) we kicked the day off with a three hour private event around changing the narrative and hosted a social media campaign that aimed to challenge common myths around trans+ culture, in a bid to tackle the spread of misinformation. We showcased our service user media project and our myth busting infographics that was shared throughout the day. You can check them out below! Social Media Campaign Spreading misinformation Read more…

LGBT History Month 2021

February 2021 was LGBT History month. LGBT history month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.  To mark LGBT history month we updated Hart Gables social media with a statement or fact, remembering the struggles and triumphs our fellow LGBT friends have lived through. February 1st: Jan Morris (1926-2020) was an author, historian and travel writer. She was Read more…

International Women’s day 2021

The 8th March 2021 was International Women’s day. This year we asked our followers to send us their selfies striking the ‘Choose To Challenge’ pose. We had a lot of lovely people show their support and solidarity! Search for the hashtags #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 to see them all. Scroll below to see a few we posted on our own social media channels. Thank you to everyone who took part in our online event!

Service Updates – 04/01/21

As of Monday 04/01/2021 Considering the North East’s move into Tier 4 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most recent statement regarding the corona virus pandemic and it’s new, more transmissible strain, we have made some immediate changes to the services we currently offer. Group sessions: The Wednesday group that runs from the St Mary’s Centre will be temporarily put on hold and will instead be replaced with one to one session slots, and smaller group Read more…

Service changes in response to government guidelines.

As of Thursday 5th November 2020: The Middlesbrough Group and Friday Youth Group will continue under the following guidelines:– 15 people per group, you must book a space– You must wear a mask unless you are exempt– You must adhere to social distancing– Temperature will be taken on arrival– Screening questions will be asked– Track and trace systems must be adhered to– There will be hand sanitiser available Fabulous Fun Friday’s will resume.– Zoom support Read more…

New Youth Project!

Due to Corona Virus, we have unfortunately had to put some of our new projects on hold. However, we are excited to announce that our work to develop a short film that focuses on the importance of LGBT+ culture being taught in schools will start the week commencing the 7th of September 2020! The film will be led and designed by local young people with an aim to create a film that will help schools Read more…

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

We’re supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week because…. On the 15th Oct we delivered our ‘We Stand Together’ workshop in celebration of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. We had some fantastic delegates with a great range of knowledge and experience meaning together, we all learned something new. A big thanks to Steps, Cleveland Fire Service, Thirteen Housing, A Way Out, Blossom Project and Hartlepool Borough Council, here’s the quotes they’d like to share.

Refugee Week Blog 2020

It was Worldwide Refugee Week from 15th to 21st June. During this week we sent out the message that we celebrate our service users who are seeking sanctuary here because of their sexuality and/or gender identity. The theme of this year’s Refugee Week was ‘Imagine’. We at Hart Gables cannot imagine our service without our friends who are seeking asylum or are refugees. Thank you, to our service users seeking asylum, and those who have been Read more…

IDAHOT Blog 2020

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) was May 17th Every year, in celebration of International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we see services and individuals flying the rainbow flag in solidarity for their local LGBT+ community. This year, we will fly it for these reasons, except this time the flag will represent so much more. As we first went into lockdown, one of Hart Gables’ longest-standing service users, Catherine, became very ill Read more…

Who’s looking after your cervical health?

This Is Your Public Health Announcement.. Who is Looking after your CERVICAL health if you aren’t? When did you last take up your screening appointment? Was it 3 years ago was it 5.. Have you missed multiple letters inviting you for screening? Hands up if you think yeah yeah I will later, and it goes straight to the bottom of the to-do list? This test can simply save your life, should you develop cell changes.Cell Read more…

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