Join our Stop LGBT+ Hate Crime event
An event highlighting LGBT+ hate crime and the impact it has on the community will be held in Haringey this month.
The Stop LGBT+ Hate Crime event – organised by Haringey Council, BAME LGBT+ arts charity Wise Thoughts and Haringey Police – will look at the scale of hate crime, both in the borough, and nationwide, and explore how local groups and the police are working to tackle it.
There will be speakers from Haringey Police, the council and a local victim of a homophobic attack.
The event on May 24 is free, and will be held in the Wood Green Library Business Lounge between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Booking is not required.
Haringey has a proud LGBT+ history and the council recently renewed its commitment to the community, pledging to do even more to make the area welcoming for LGBT+ residents and visitors. It means that LGBT+ residents will have a greater role in shaping priorities and services to ensure they meet their needs. You can read more about our pledge here: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/news/haringey-s-commitment-lgbt-equality
Haringey Council Chief Executive Zina Etheridge said:
It is essential to us that LGBT+ people living in and visiting Haringey feel safe and welcome. Haringey’s diversity is something we are incredibly proud of, and we have some brilliant groups and individuals making a real difference to LGBT+ equality in the borough. We encourage residents to come along to this event and to work together to show that hate crime of any kind won’t be tolerated here in Haringey.
As part of LGBT History Month, we spoke to the police and Wise Thoughts about the LGBT+ work they are doing in the borough. You can read the police interview here: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/libraries-sport-and-leisure/culture/lgbt-history-month-2018/haringey-police-tackling-lgbt-hate-crime
The Wise Thoughts article is here: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/libraries-sport-and-leisure/culture/lgbt-history-month-2018/art-heart-lgbt-community
For more information on Wise Thoughts and its services, visit: https://wisethoughts.org/
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