Press Releases

Bursary Opportunity for Trans-identified Counsellor - Pink Therapy is the UK's largest independent counselling and training organisation specialising in LGBT mental health and well-being.  They have just released details of a bursary opportunity that they are making available to any trans-identified counsellor from the UK/Ireland or elsewhere in Europe to take part in their summer training programme in Gender & Sexual Diversity Therapy. This is a post-qualifying intensive training programme for any counsellor or psychotherapist wishing to specialise in this area. The normal cost of this programme is £800 but the bursary will cover this fee.  More details from www.pinktherapy.com

 

New LGBT Guidelines  - The British Psychological Society (BPS) has recently published new guidelines for psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists working therapeutically with gender and sexual minority clients.   The document can be downloaded from:

http://www.bps.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/rep_92.pdf

 

Newry Rainbow Centre - Newry Rainbow Centre is keen to find out the views of lesbian and bisexual women in the Newry area about what they would like to see happening.  They have already held a focus group but there is also a very short online survey   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NPY2PGH which you can complete. 

 

Policing Board LGBT Thematic Review - The Policing Board recently launched its Human Rights Thematic Review on Policing with and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals.  It is available at http://www.nipolicingboard.org.uk/index/publications/human-rights-publications.htm 

 

Looking for support for research

A student from NUI Maynooth is looking for lesbian and bisexual woman to interview for research  - "The Development of Lesbian Identity in Women aged 18-24 in Northern Ireland and the Republic”. She can travel to meet you, or can interview you in the LASI space – contact her directly claonadh@gmail.com or email info@lasionline.org for more info.

 

A student from Queens Uni is looking for lesbian and bisexual women to interview for research which looks at the influence of traditional gender roles in lesbian relationships, exploring issues such as butch femme and expectations of relationships.  Interview takes around half an hour in Belfast.  Contact Ziggy 07712183453


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New book on gays in the Church   
A new book with the title Moving Forward Together: Homosexuality and the Church of Ireland is now on sale. It continues the debate in the Church following the Civil Partnership of Dean Tom Gordon. The book, co–edited by Canon Ginnie Kennerley and Dr Richard O’Leary and published by Changing Attitude Ireland, includes short articles in straightforward language written by well known Church figures as well as personal accounts from both lay and ordained gay and lesbian persons. Among the contributors are Dr Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology in Oxford, Dr Andrew Pierce from the Irish School of Ecumenics and the Bishop of Cashel & Ossory.

Dr Richard O’Leary was Lecturer in Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast from 2000-11. He has published extensively on religion, on minorities and on equality. He is co-founder of Changing Attitude Ireland.


Canon Ginnie Kennerley
 was Lecturer in Applied Theology at the Church of Ireland Theological College 1988-93, then rector of Narraghmore and Castledermot (Glendalough). She is editor of SEARCH - a C of I Journal 

New book on gays in the Church   
A new book with the title Moving Forward Together: Homosexuality and the Church of Ireland is now on sale. It continues the debate in the Church following the Civil Partnership of Dean Tom Gordon. The book, co–edited by Canon Ginnie Kennerley and Dr Richard O’Leary and published by Changing Attitude Ireland, includes short articles in straightforward language written by well known Church figures as well as personal accounts from both lay and ordained gay and lesbian persons. Among the contributors are Dr Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology in Oxford, Dr Andrew Pierce from the Irish School of Ecumenics and the Bishop of Cashel & Ossory.

Dr Richard O’Leary was Lecturer in Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast from 2000-11. He has published extensively on religion, on minorities and on equality. He is co-founder of Changing Attitude Ireland.


Canon Ginnie Kennerley
 was Lecturer in Applied Theology at the Church of Ireland Theological College 1988-93, then rector of Narraghmore and Castledermot (Glendalough). She is editor of SEARCH - a C of I Journal