I hope everyone is bearing up as we enter another month of lockdown. It has been a tough time for many, with mental, financial and spiritual consequences. Please keep safe if you are having to go out as a key worker or have caring duties, do not feel anyway about telling people to maintain the 2M social distance. Some people are acting as if this is all over and it is NOT!
Firstly thanks to our volunteers who are transcribing the oral histories, and to everyone sharing tips on resources and advice. We’ve had some new people who have found out about the work of Haringey Vanguard, which is great. Our new Cataloguer Martha Clewlow has completed the initial stage of cataloguing the existing archives at Bruce Castle Museum, and we’ve had meetings with the Bruce Castle team to discuss the exhibition which will now be in 2021.
Currently the HV project is concentrating on doing interviews via Zoom, and we’ve worked out the best way to capture people’s stories, using either audio and/or video depending on their preference. Interviewees have the option to see a copy of their interview, and the audio and video can be posted onto the website once that’s gets moving.
We can also interview people who live outside London, either having moved out of Haringey or currently staying with family during this time, so it widens the pool of people we can reach.
While the LMA is closed you can continue to search their catalogue and browse the Digital Documents and Research Guides. You can also visit Collage – The London Picture Archive to enjoy our photograph, print and map collections. If you’d like to watch a selection of our films, please visit our YouTube channel
UK Black Pride 2019
It’s PRIDE Month! LGBTQ+ ONLINE EVENTS
As we’ve been unable to have our monthly meetings, I thought a virtual meeting/catch up session would be nice. We can organise it for one Sunday in June.
With most Pride events in real life cancelled, there are many LGBTQ+ events happening online, so take advantage. These courses and sessions are from all over the world – and the good thing is no need to travel!
There are dozens to choose from yoga, meditation to quiz nights. Some of particular interest.
BAME LGBTQ+ Women –
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Pride at Work
SAVE THE DATE- September 10th 2020
Please save the date to hear Savi Hensmen talk about her life experiences as an activist and person of faith. Savi has been a ken supporter of the project from day one, and has invaluable experience of the period the project covers.
As there’s so much going on online, we are happy to share anything we’ve not heard about of relevance to the LGBTQ+ community particularly BAME, so please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you do tweet, please tag us in, to raise awareness.
Below is a list of UK based LGBTQ+ resources that cover well being, health and socialising. Thanks to Martha for help compiling this list.
https://londonfriend.org.uk/corona-virus-update/ – resources from London Friend now they are not doing face to face
https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources – they have webinars and community groups
https://www.genderyouthproviders.com/blank-page-9 – COVID-19 resources specifically for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals
https://www.validationstation.net/ – this is a really sweet initiative, a text-messaging service that sends a dose of daily positivity to trans and non-binary people
https://nowadays.nyc/ – live music every night that frequently host queer djs
https://www.facebook.com/queerhouseparty/ – weekly queer online house party
https://galpals.club/ – queer dance party for womxn, trans and non-binary hosted every other saturday
https://www.believeoutloud.com/ – faith organization that advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion, is currently compiling a list of LGBTQ-inclusive places of worship that live streams services online.
HARINGEY BASED RESOURCES
I hope you find something useful here that supports you in the coming weeks. Looking forward to re-connecting at our Pride Zoom meeting. Dates tbc soon.