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LGBT History Month Launch Evening

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'The Reach' Community Hub

11 Oliphant Street

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E14 0GB

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The Metropolitan Police, ELOP and Swan Housing would like to invite you to our LGBT History Month launch evening on Friday 1st February 2019. The evening starts at 18.30, with arrivals, refreshments and pre-event networking from 17.30 onwards.

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.

This year during LGBT History Month we will look at PEACE, RECONCILIATION, ACTIVISM and how this has impacted LGBT+ Communities.

We have fantastic guest speakers attending this year’s event, including;

  • Charlotte Dobson, Senior Community Outreach Officer for Parliament in London

  • Pliny Soocoormanee, Executive Assistant at the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

  • Richard Desmond, Chair of Victoria Park Friends, Local Activist and Volunteer

  • Linda Wilkinson, Award-winning Author, Playwright and Historian

    The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

    This is done by:

  • Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community.

  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community.

  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities.

  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

    LGBT History Month focuses on the celebration and recognition of LGBT people and culture; past and present to give educators scope to talk about the bigger picture of LGBT experience, in which LGBT people were the agents of change rather than just victims of prejudice.


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