It feels like we are now reaching the calmer waters on the other side. The frantic activity to get Chrysalis running virtually is paying off: our support groups are back up and running and our one-to-one counselling is now starting to support not only current clients but also to take people off the waiting list. Time perhaps to enjoy the sunshine, admire the resurgence of wildlife and start planning something nice for the future.
At the d&i Leaders conference on Thursday I was introduced to the concept of “When in Rome; Embassy; Advocate” principles of how companies work in places where there is limited LGBT+ acceptance, or indeed where being your authentic self is a crime.
Previously I’ve been speaking with various Universities about creating self selected LGBT+ flats within their student accommodation and the discussion came up again at our most recent Chrysalis training.
But why do we need safe bases?