Vera at Sustain has put some thoughts together after Pride Month around LGBT representation in food circles. The full article is here, and there are couple of ideas for connection below.
"This Pride Month we are celebrating some wonderful community food projects that actively work to involve LGBTQ+ people and create safe and affirming spaces to enjoy and engage with food – read on to be inspired!
AgRespect is a nationwide network:
"AgRespect is a network and advocacy organisation for LGBTQ+ people in agriculture and rural communities. In a sector that is predominantly cisgender, heterosexual, White and male, AgRespect works to support LGBTQ+ people to be open about their sexuality and to live authentic lives in their community, demonstrating that “Embracing our differences doesn’t only make life more colourful, it can also bring success and resilience to communities and rural enterprise.” AgRespect member Karen Fisher, a Herefordshire farmer and Farming Advisor with the Soil Association, wrote about her experience feeling isolation around her identity in a rural upbringing, and the importance of demonstrated inclusion not only in farming jobs but also training and higher education – where a lack of diversity may turn young people away before they even have a chance to start in the sector."
Locally - there is a Lunch at (food alliance partners :) ) The Living Room monthly run by Hereford Pride - get in touch to find out more. Apologies - we've just missed the most recent one!
Let us know what else is going on and we'll stick it in this post!