Gendered Intelligence: Understanding diversity in creative ways

Page created: May 2020
Last updated: August 2020
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Here you'll find a whole host of resources and guidance (and some things to do to fight the boredom that can go hand-in-hand with self-isolation), split by category. We hope it's of some help to you.

Trans-specific and LGBTQ+ resources

Name Organisation Description Link
Community organisations transitioning to online support Gendered Intelligence Other LGBTQ+ orgs that are moving services online 🔗Link here
Quarantine strategies in non-accepting environments them. With input from queer therapists and experts 🔗Link here
Trans resources in the capital Voices4 London Including emergency funds and mutual aid links 🔗Link here
Trans resilience in isolation Galop Guide with ideas around maintaining wellbeing during social distancing, isolation and quarantine 🔗Link here

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Partying (at a distance!)

Name When Description Link
Queer House Party Every Friday night - 9pm-1am Does exactly what it says on the tin. 18+ space. We spoke about it here 🔗Link here

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Self-care

Name Organisation Description Link
Why you should ignore all that coronavirus-inspired productivity Chronicle.com Article 🔗Link here
Together, Apart Consent Collective Learning from the sexual violence sector on surviving isolation 🔗Link here
Reframing COVID-19 Eco Green Love Don’t be put off by the name – this illustration is quite powerful 🔗Link here
Hell Yeah self care zine MJ Barker A great resource at any time, particularly useful now 🔗Link here

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Help for You

Group name What they do How they can help Link
Bloody Good Period Sanitation/menstruation support Supply menstruation products to people who cannot access them elsewhere 🔗Link here
COVID mutual aid List of all locally organised mutual aid groups in the UK If you are quarantined or self isolating and need food or medicine or someone to talk to your local group can help - this website will help you find your local group 🔗Link here
DOTS Homelessness support if you are homeless they can supply food, are running hand cleaning stations, as well provideing vetinary care and dog food for your dog 🔗Link here
FTM London Advice/support for transmasculine people in London Monthly, online support meetings 🔗Link here
Galop LGBT anti-violence service - hate crime, domestic abuse, intimate person violence, sexual violence can help you if you are experiencing violence and want advice or support 🔗Link here
Gendered Intelligence Trans youth work hosting digital youth groups for young trans people 🔗Link here
Homerton Hub Emotional support can help you find emotional support in your area 🔗Link here
JoinGroupChat Mutual aid / community support Connect people through WhatsApp group chat, mutual aid in your local community 🔗Link here
Learnest digital mentoring for LGBT people The Learnest team are currently delivering FREE online mentoring sessions to LGBT+ people.They will prioritise those in quarantine due to vulnerabilities to COVID-19., including advice for neurodiverse people who rely on daily routines to help keep stable and well! 🔗Link here
LGBT Switchboard listening service run by LGBT+ people Emotional support if you need to speak to someone confidentially 🔗Link here
Maytree Emotional support there to listen if you need emotional support 🔗Link here
Mind Mental health support Mind have a section of their webpage specifically on wellbeing during COVID-19 🔗Link here
Mutual Aid organising group offering mutual aid fun activities, community, linking you up with people in your area who can help with tasks or who need help with tasks 🔗Link here
Portal Bookshop Voices4 London Will send trans youth who are struggling being in unaccepting families a copy of Trans Teens Survival Guide for free 🔗Link here
Renters' union Renters' rights group Many of us are going to end up on reduced hours or losing jobs, which can make paying rent difficult and put our homes at risk. This union will help you fight for your rights if the worse does happen Please search for your local group online
Samaritans Emotional support there to listen if you need emotional support 🔗Link here
Stonewall Housing Housing advice and support Advice and guidance around homelessness and domestic violence for LGBTQ People 🔗Link here
Streets Kitchen Homelessness support Grassroots group working to help the homeless community, providing daily outreaches with food, clothing and information that benefits our streets. 🔗Link here
Trussell Trust Food bank Find the nearest food bank to you 🔗Link here
Worker support group A Facebook group to support and organise workers during the epidemic advice, emotional support, organising community actions 🔗Link here

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Helping others

Activity Description Link
Delivering resources - to at risk people Here is how to deliver items to people in a way that reduces the risk of also passing on the virus 🔗Link here
Delivering resources - to infected people Here is how to deliver items to people in a way that reduces the risk of catching the virus 🔗Link here
Disinfecting If you plan to give tinned food, toiletries or any physical object to someone who is at risk you will need to disinfect it. Here is how to 🔗Link here
Leafleting If you plan to give out leaflets letting neighbours know we are here to help its important to do this in a way that reduces the risk of infection from leaflets 🔗Link here
Prescription Collection How to pick up and deliver prescriptions to at risk or ill people 🔗Link here
Protocol Principles and assumptions for doing support actions during an epidemic 🔗Link here
Protocol Policy for doing support actions during an epidemic 🔗Link here
Running a zoom meeting Not all mutual aid is about giving physical things to people. Isolation and loneliness is a big issue too. Running social drop ins, skill sharing and playing games together is important for everyones mental wellbeing. A zoom group is an easy way to have group meetings 🔗Link here

Giving to others

A list of organisations you can support through donations and volunteering.

Who What Why What do they need Where
Bloody Good Period Sanitation support Supply sanitary products to people who cannot access them elsewhere Donations 🔗Link here
Covid Mutual Aid List of all locally organised mutual aid groups in the UK It is important to look out for others in our communities through self organising Volunteers 🔗Link here
Covid19 Hardship Fund for marginalised LGBTQIA+ folks – London Bi Pandas Hardship fund for marginalised LGBTQIA+ folks In this global pandemic, Covid19 is going to disproportionately impact marginalise LGBTQIA+ people in particular. Donations 🔗Link here
DOTS Homelessness support Most homeless shetlers will not take dogs so homeless people with dogs often have no way off the streets leaving them vulnerable to an epidemic. DOTS are running hand cleaning stations for homeless people and giving them food, as well providing vetinary care and dog food for homeless people with dogs. Donations 🔗DOTS Twitter
🔗DOTS website
Gendered Intelligence Support to trans young people and their families The 1000s of young trans and gender diverse people Gendered Intelligence works to provide solace and solidarity for are now stuck at home without access to our in-person youth groups. For many of them, home is the tricky place, with no support. Donations 🔗Link here
London LGBTIQ+ COVID19 Mutual Aid Organising group offering mutual aid Find out who is in need of assistance in your local area Volunteers 🔗Link here
Made in Hackney Free food for communities Made in Hackney is a group that makes sure people in Hackney have access to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and planet. They have closed their kitchens and will be delivering food and supplies to people in need. Donations and potentially food 🔗Link here
The Outside Project Homelessness and LGBT community support 1 in 4 homeless people are LGBT in England, yet there is only one LGBT homeless shetler in the UK: the outside project in London. They are running online community drop ins and actvities. As well as providing beds/rooms, food and sanitary products to LGBT homeless people in London Donations - money 🔗Link here
Rent Strike 2020 Renters rights group Many of us are going to end up on reduced hours or losing jobs. While the PM is giving landlords breaks on paying their mortgages we are still supposed to pay our rent. This isnt fair and will leave people at risk of homelessness we need to fight for fairness and equality for the working classes as we are being exploited by landlords Sign petition 🔗Link here
Renters union Renters rights group Many of us are going to end up on reduced hours or losing jobs, which can make paying rent difficult and put our homes at risk. This union will help you fight for your rights if the worse does happen. Members 🔗London Renters Union Twitter
🔗London Renters Union website
Street Kitchen Homelessness and Free food for communities Grassroots group working to help the homeless community, providing daily outreaches with food, clothing and information that benefits our streets. Need volunteers and supplies Donations 🔗Streets Kitchen Twitter
🔗Streets Kitchen website
Trans Grocery Fund Fund for trans & non-binary people living around Glasgow. This fund is crowd-sourced, for redistribution to trans people who are struggling due to coronavirus/work instability In response to the coronavirus outbreak leading to work instability, Small Trans Library Glasgow has created a small groceries & supplies fund for trans people in Scotland who are out of work or struggling Donations 🔗Link here
UK QTIBIPOC Emergency Relief & Hardship Fund Short term support to Queer, Trans and Intersex, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTIBIPOC) currently living in the UK who are affected by the outbreak and ongoing shutdown caused by Covid-19. “For many in our communities, COVID-19 is only making worse what it already means to live as queer people of colour in Britain.” “COVID-19, and the attendant lockdowns and policies, will disproportionately impact Black women, our elders, immigrants, refugees and people of colour in ways we all know too well already.-- UK Black Pride Donations 🔗Link here

Emotional support

Group name What they do How they can help Link
Homerton Hub Emotional support They can help you find emotional support in your area 🔗Link here
Maytree Emotional support Emotional support They are there to listen if you need emotional support 🔗Link here
Mind Mental Health Support Mind have a section of their webpage specifically on wellbeing during COVID-19 🔗Link here
Samaritans Emotional support They are there to listen if you need emotional support 🔗Link here

Chill, distract, relax

This will have resources put in for people to enjoy and/or distract themselves as this is still important!

Activity Type Link
How to bake bread in a slow cooker on a budget Cooking 🔗Link here
How to pickle vegetables Cooking 🔗Link here
Free art lessons Craft 🔗Link here
Learn to knit Craft 🔗Link here
Zine making tutorials Craft 🔗Link here
Black trans archive Culture 🔗Link here
Concerts - Berliner Philharmoniker digital concert hall is streaming concerts, orchestras and operas for free Culture 🔗Link here
Digital Soane Museum - virtual museum tour Culture 🔗Link here
Digital Transgender Archives - look via the map for amazing free digital materials of trans + GNC material Culture 🔗Link here
Free queer films online Culture 🔗Link here
Magnum Photos Archive, including articles Culture 🔗Link here
Online Art Events Culture 🔗Link here
Opera - Metropolitan Opera House is streaming for free an opera each evening Culture 🔗Link here
Portal to materials / articles on black history Culture 🔗Link here
Wellcome Library Digital Collections Culture 🔗Link here
New York Public Libraries Digital Collection - including Pride photos Culture / Reading 🔗Link here
Queer Zine Archive Project - digitised queer zines to read online! Culture / Reading 🔗Link here
POC Zine Project - free digitised zines by POC Culture / Reading 🔗Link here
Free D&D workshops Gaming 🔗Link here
Make your own Games with Twine. Free program. Also has rich queer history (see Porpentine's twine games) Gaming 🔗Link here
Free online yoga classes Health 🔗Link here
High Intensity Interval Workout in Drag (you don't have to be in drag if you don't want to but the instructor is) Health 🔗Link here
Live Kickboxing Group Lessons Health 🔗Link here
Cambridge Core have made 700 of higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. Learning 🔗Link here
Free online college/uni courses Learning 🔗Link here
Learn how to code for website creation Learning 🔗Link here
Skillshare Classes Learning 🔗Link here
Head space - covid specific mental wellbeing Mental Wellbeing 🔗Link here
A list of webcams you can access to watch cute animals if you are feeling like you want to see something other than your flat walls Mental Wellbeing 🔗Link here
Online laughter clubs Mental Wellbeing 🔗Link here
Free audiobooks from Audible Reading 🔗Link here
Free ebooks + e-audiobooks from your public library. In the UK they will use Borrowbox, Overdrive or Libby. If you have an existing library account you can sign in with these details on the apps and see what they have available. If you don't have a membership, a lot will take sign-up online. You can then read books and listen to audiobooks in-app (unfortunately, not on Kindles that aren't also tablets) Reading 🔗Link here
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Free ebooks from Haymarket books Reading 🔗Link here
Free ebooks from Verso Reading 🔗Link here
LibraryThing - now free Reading 🔗Link here
Scribd - free one month trail Reading 🔗Link here

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Useful Resources

Name Type Information Link
Freelance resource lists Resources List of resources and where to go for help for people working in the freelance industry 🔗Link here
Inclusivity – Support BAME Trans People Resources This guide on inclusive practices & guidance is particularly relevant now that the pandemic is exposing injustices more than ever. 🔗Link here
Which Free Resources Resources News and advice on COVID-19, from protecting yourself and your loved ones to the financial support on offer and how to shop safely 🔗Link here

Reliable Information

Name Information type Link
BBC Reality Check Evaluates and debunks common misinformation 🔗Link here
Corona Virus Information Center Information on corona virus 🔗Link here
Corona Virus Simulator - Washington Post Information on how to slow the spread of covid19 and how this will save lives 🔗Link here
Corona Virus Tech Handbook Collating resources for support and information 🔗Link here
Covid19 International Media Brief Global perspective of media portrayal of epidemic 🔗Link here
Doctors without borders Latest updates on global situation 🔗Link here
Flatten the curve Information on how to slow the spread of covid19 and how this will save lives and on the virus in general 🔗Link here
Full Fact Evaluates and debunks common misinformation 🔗Link here
University of Leeds COVID19 tracking Graph showing daily updates of cases in UK and outcomes 🔗Link here
World Health Organisation Information, research, guidance, news 🔗Health Topics
🔗Advice for public

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Staying in touch

Our youth groups here at Gendered Intelligence are moving online - see our page here for more information.

Our support line is still running as normal!

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