Social


Here at The Gay Farmer our social responsibility is very important to us, although financially at present we are unable to donate hard cash, that only makes us more ambitious in what we can do! By donating our products, raising awareness, tackling stigma and trying to make this beautiful world free of prejudice, with an end goal of Equality for Everyone Everywhere!

In fact our founder Mark Dyer (The Gay Farmer himself) was the first LGBT+ student Union Officer at Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University) and was marching for equality and to repeal Section 28 in the very early 90s. He then worked and was part of the LGBT+ community in Manchester and London in the 90s, and Brighton in the 00s before turning his hand to Farming. Breaking boundaries with the company name and using the word Gay in a positive way.

Please find below the amazing organisations we support and what we do. If you would like to find out more about these beautiful people or wish to donate there are links below. 

Stonewall Mission:

We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.

Find out more via www.stonewall.org.uk

 

Here at The Gay Farmer we have helped organise the following in aid of Stonewall:

1) The Maltby Street Market Stonewall Weekend

11th -12th March 2017

With a donation from all the amazing traders at Maltby Street Market over the weekend 

£3707.85 Raised 

2) Honest Burgers x The Gay Farmer x Stonewall

24th June - 9th July 2017

£1 from each Pride Burger sold at both Soho and Oxford Circus branch of Honest Burgers

£1875.00 Raised

3) Stonewall Equality Dinner 2018

16th March 2018

12 x 500 ml cans of our delicious Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil donated for the Raffle

Value £150.00

4) Honest Burgers x The Gay Farmer x Stonewall 

2nd - 8th July 2018

£1 from each Pride Burger sold at both Soho and Oxford Circus branch of Honest Burgers

 

Please support via www.stonewall.org.uk/support-stonewall

 

Pride in London is wholly run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and any surplus funds we raise are used to support the LGBTQ community and improve the event.

Together, we run the UK’s biggest, most diverse pride, and our job is to make sure we provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant people) to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.

From Pride’s Got Talent, which helps to showcase the wonderful creativity across our community, to our annual Parade through the heart of the West End and the amazing two-week, city-wide Festival that precedes Pride weekend, everything we do is designed to give LGBTQ people a platform to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the city about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.

Pride in London includes people of every race and faith, whether disabled or able-bodied, and all sexualities and genders including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, trans*, genderqueer, gender variant or non-binary as well as straight and cis allies.

Around 150 people volunteer year-round to help us deliver what has become a world-class Pride. We are already a pretty diverse bunch, but we are looking to add to our diversity and are especially keen to receive applications from the BAME, Trans, Bi, Non-binary and Queer communities. Gender equality is always a key consideration for us.

Find out more via https://prideinlondon.org

 

Here at The Gay Farmer we do what we can for Pride in London with regular donations of our delicious Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for there Pride in London Shop and events.

1) 10 x 500 ml Cans for the Pride in London Shop

June - July 2017

Minimum value of £125.00 for Pride in London 

2) 24 x 500 ml Cans for the Pride in London Shop

June - July 2018

Minimum value of £300.00 for Pride in London

3) 2 x 5 Litre cans for the Pride in London Gala Dinner

5th July 2018 

Value £160.00

 

Please support via https://prideinlondon.org/donate/ 

About The Food Chain:

The Food Chain exists to ensure people living with HIV in London can access the nutrition they need to get well, stay well and lead healthy, independent lives.

We deliver meals and groceries, offer cookery and nutrition classes and communal eating opportunities to people living with HIV in London and their dependents.

We have our own kitchen space at Acorn House, King's Cross.

Find out more via www.foodchain.org.uk

 

Here at The Gay Farmer we do what we can for The Food Chain with regular donations of our delicious Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

1) 12 x 500 ml Cans for use in the kitchen

Jan 2018

Value £150.00

2) 12 x 500 ml Cans for the Retro Music Quiz Night

27th March 2018

Value £150.00

3) 1 x 5 Litre Can for use in the kitchens

16th May 2018 

Value £80.00

Please support via www.foodchain.org.uk/support-us/donate-now/

 

 

 

Vision and Mission:

Positive East has been on the forefront of HIV service and care for over 26 years; supporting people from point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care.

Guided by our mission – to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV – we have developed a holistic range of health and wellbeing programmes from counselling to workshops to HIV testing and prevention.

To achieve our mission, efficiently deliver our services, and to make a valuable contribution to London’s wider response to HIV care, we work towards three primary organisational goals:

  • Provide a holistic range of services that enable people living with HIV to promote their health and well-being, support self-management, and to gain and sustain their independence.
  • Maintain and increase work in building a safer sex culture, supporting people to stay HIV negative, reduce undiagnosed infection and reduce late diagnosis of HIV and the onward transmission of HIV.
  • Influence policy development and service improvement that will enable us to further our mission.

Find out more via www.positiveeast.org.uk

Here at The Gay Farmer we do what we can for Positive East with regular donations of our delicious Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fresh Basil Pesto.

1)  1 x 5 Litre Can of Olive Oil for use in the kitchens

14th May 2018

Value £80.00

2) 1 x 5 Litre Can of Olive Oil and 2 x 520 g tubs of Fresh Basil Pesto, for the Pre Pride celebrations An empowering day of fun, acceptance, workshops, all day long garden party with BBQ, snacks, refreshments and HIV/STI testings.

30th June 2018

Value £130.00

Please support via www.cafdonate.cafonline.org/3229#/DonationDetails