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 […]
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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 […]
I am exhausted. Physically and mentally. I know the majority of the Met’s officers and our amazing police staff are too. Never before in history have we faced so many converging life-changing events and never have we found ourselves in situations where we may be asked to impose almost unbelievably restrictive rules on people. Since March, the Met and […]
In my first blog as lead for LGBT+ issues for the Police Superintendents’ Association, I’d like to start by posing you a question… What do you see when you look at this image? Just Kissing Coppers? I’ll also start with a quick quiz, as I find this always gets people more interested in what I’m […]
We asked our own officers how as LGBT+ people of colour they have helped shape the organisation from within and delivered better policing for Londoners. There are many people of colour who have lead and shaped LGBT+ history. Such as Jose Sarria, a Hispanic and a drag queen who as an openly gay person ran […]
50 years ago today, on 28th June 1970, the first anniversary of the Stonewall movement, many activists and members of the LGBT+ community marked the day by gathering in Sheridan Square, New York City and together they marched up Sixth Avenue to Central Park, the parade stretching for 15 blocks. It is recognised as the […]
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DCC Cooke is a wonderful leader and role model in Policing. Had the privilege of meeting her and filming with her as part of the 2018 national lgbti police conference. Watch here. https://youtu.be/Te8TWgwSS1g https://twitter.com/LGBTIpoliceScot/status/1331178622720290816
Our next input up is @DCCJulieCooke.
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We would like to thank @CC_Livingstone for taking the time to record this message of congratulations, marking this milestone today @policescotland
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Couldn't agree more.. @PoliceChiefs lead for #LGBTQ and doing a Stirling job. Thanks Ma'am 🏳️🌈
Absolutely delighted to have @DCCJulieCooke speak at our event today. An incredible leader and phenomenal ally for the LGBT+ community. Thank you for your time today and all that you do 👏 🏴 🌈
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Good luck to our friends @LGBTIpoliceScot as they host their 30th anniversary conference today.. We hope it goes well and we look forward to the learning #westandtogether #byyourside #LGBTQIAfamily
Practice run completed and all ready for the big day tomorrow. Who is all joining in and what are you looking forward to the most? Excited!!! 🤩
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