Wed 28 Sep 2022: 10:00AM
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Youth Theatre for Everyone: LGBTI Awareness Training

Venue: Online
Prices: YTAS Members £5; non-members £20. Sold out, waiting list spaces available.

Join YTAS and LBGT Youth Scotland in the first Youth Theatre for Everyone workshop of the year, focusing on LGBTI inclusion and identities.

Please note this session is sold out, but you can join the waiting list via the ticketing links.


LGBT Youth Scotland works alongside thousands of young people, teachers, and professionals which gives us an in-depth understanding of the challenges people face and what we can do to overcome them. Many people who approach LGBT Youth Scotland express that they lack confidence especially on language and terminology, and their fear of getting it wrong often holds them back. This session is a great opportunity to learn more about LGBTI people and identities, increase your confidence, and share learning with your peers. Whether you work with LGBTI young people or colleagues directly or indirectly, our training is a safe space to learn, discuss, and take away practical tips and advice.

This workshop is part of our Youth Theatre for Everyone strand of training, focusing on investigating all areas of access and inclusion – not just ticking boxes.

The YTAS sector training programme is supported by funding from the Gannochy Trust and Creative Scotland. Bursaries are available to any YTAS Member who requires financial support in order to attend one of our training courses, and will cover any fees associated with the training.

Learning Objectives

  • Increased knowledge around LGBT identities
  • Greater understanding of the barriers faced by LGBT young people in Scotland
  • Greater understanding of inclusive practice to create an LGBT inclusive service/working environment

At the end of the session you will have the opportunity to learn about LGBT Youth Scotland’s Charter programme for organisations and to join YTAS on their journey to become a LGBTQIA+ safe and inviting employer.

Meet the Facilitator

As Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country, LGBT Youth Scotland also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses.

Their goal is to make Scotland the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. They play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and are a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.

Who is it for?

Managers: For those of you who are running everything from behind the scenes. Training that is for managers may include opportunities for other office-based staff.

Practitioners: For those on the front line of creative delivery. Training that is for practitioners is for anyone who engages directly with young people in the creative process.

Freelancers: For those of you who are braving it on your own. Training for freelancers will be spaces designed to investigate the unique challenges that come from working contractually for multiple organisations.


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