Fast Forward celebrates LGBT Youth Scotland’s Bronze Charter Mark Award

Fast Forward Team presentation

Fast Forward, the national voluntary organisation giving young people the skills, education and support to live healthier lives, has received a top LGBT award in recognition of the support offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. LGBT Youth Scotland has awarded Fast Forward the Bronze LGBT Charter Mark Award, recognising best practice in relation to training, campaigns, policy and practice as well as promotional materials, resources and evaluation.

Fast Forward received the award for meeting the criteria outlined within the standards for Bronze LGBT Charter Mark. This included their work in running a Scotland wide campaign as part of Purple Friday, reaching out from Lands’ End to John O’Groats, encouraging people to write a pledge towards LGBT equality.

 Presenting the award Ann Marriott, LGBT Youth Scotland’s Partnership Manager (East) said:

“We are delighted to present Fast Forward with the Bronze LGBT Charter Mark. 

It’s great to see an organisation we work with closely embrace the Charter journey and really bring inclusion and equality right to the heart of their organisation. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Fast Forward.”

We have been on a journey of learning and fun!
Alastair MacKinnon, Chief Executive of Fast Forward said:

“We are delighted to have achieved the LGBT Charter. Inclusion and equality are central to our work in promoting the health and well-being of young people and the work towards the Charter has helped us to further improve and embed our commitment to LGBT people.

We have been on a journey of learning and fun! The staff team and Board have every confidence that the LGBT Charter sends a positive message to LGBT people about being valued, supported and included in all that Fast Forward does.”