After an extremely challenging year for many of us, this year’s LGBTHM seems more poignant than ever. I have taken time to reflect on the many blogs, articles and social media posts which have been shared by colleagues and our LGBT+ communities. I have done this with the backdrop of It’s a Sin and the […]
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National LGBT+ Police Network launch Intersectionality Working Group The National LGBT+ Police Network is the representative body for LGBT+ police officers in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles. It is governed by the National Coordinating Group (NCG), which is made up of regional representatives from across the UK. We are proud to announce […]
Lessons from the Case of Taylor v. Jaguar Land Rover (2018) Introduction This case is likely to be remembered as the first time a UK employment tribunal found that the protected characteristic of ‘gender reassignment’ includes persons who identify as non-binary and gender fluid (and probably opened the door for other complex gender identities). The […]
The 20th of November is Trans Day of Remembrance or TDOR for short. TDOR is an internationally recognised day of solemn reflection and a time to memorialise those Trans and non-binary people who have been murdered or victimised by transphobic hate. Constable Al Smith of West Midlands Police is the Trans and non-binary lead […]
Trans Awareness Week is the time leading up to Trans Day of Remembrance. Trans awareness week aims to raise the profile of issues affecting the trans community as well as the stories of trans people and their allies. Trans Day of remembrance is a day dedicated to remembering victims of transphobic hate crime. Ricki Kettle […]
Racism does not exist on it’s own, we must look hard at the institutions of our society and strive to weed out all forms of discrimination within them. We cannot truly defeat racism while other forms of intolerance run rampant. It must be remembered there are Black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT+ people as well […]
We believe that everyone should be able to live safely. Many trans people, including non-binary and gender diverse people experience bullying, abuse and harassment. Being forced to live in fear can have a detrimental effect on your wellbeing, mental and physical health. We recognise the experiences of trans people will differ based on how they […]
Today is Bi Visibility Day, this is an international day of recognition for the bisexual community. The purpose of the day is to, educate around bi matters and issues and for people of the community, their families and allies to connect, be proud and be visible. Co-Chair of the PSNI LGBT+ Network, Paul Bloomer, commented […]
Today, Stonewall, Britain’s leading lesbian, gay bi and trans equality charity, announced that 136 major UK companies have come together in a show of support for trans communities. Aviva, BP, CITI, Disney, Expedia, Microsoft and Sky join 96 other UK employers who have added their names to a public statement to say trans rights are human rights, and […]
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#LGBTHM21 highlight & poss 1st in British #police x #lgbtq discussions. @MetLGBTNetwork host @LGBTpoliceuk #Intersectionality Working Group.
Panel: Black policing colleagues + me as chair
'QPOC x Policing', Thu 4 Mar, UK police only (DM)