Quest attends Government Equalities Office summit

Quest was invited to participate in the first ever LGBT Leadership Summit of the Government Equality Office. Charities across the sector came together to network for the next steps towards full inclusion of LGBT people. The summit took place over two days beginning on Wednesday 5th February.

As one of the commitments made in the government’s 2018 LGBT Action Plan, the summit follows last year’s £200,000 to deliver training to LGBT+ organisations, and £400,000 in the Futures Fund to voluntary and community groups across the UK. Consortium, LGBT Foundation and Stonewall provided workshops for attendees on organisational sustainability, leadership and representation and lobbying effectively and collective voice.

Thomas Bartsch, Quest’s Secretary, attended the event and said, “We are grateful to stand together in this work with our LGBT partners of different faiths.”
Pictured above (from left to right) Thomas Bartsch, Samie Mansoor of Hidayah (LGBTQI+ Muslims), Jayne Ozanne member of the General Synod of the Church of England and Director of the Ozanne Foundation, Dalia Fleming of Keshet (LGBTQ Jews), and Luke Dowding Executive Director of OneBodyOneFaith.