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East Area to hold first ever LGBTQ+ Forum tomorrow evening

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:07 21 October 2020

Met officers PC Suzanne Stanbrook and PC Jane Collard during National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Picture: Met Police

Met officers PC Suzanne Stanbrook and PC Jane Collard during National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Picture: Met Police

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The East Area is to run its first ever online LGBTQ+ forum tomorrow evening (Wednesday October 21) from 6pm.

Sergeant Jo Chandler says the tri-borough forum across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering has been set up with the aim of developing a better understanding of the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.

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As she explains: “We ran a recent survey online and as part of that we asked if people would be interested in a forum and they were. I really hope that we can get as many members of the community to come online and talk. We have a practitioners forum already where professional bodies meet and the idea is that this forum will link into that.”

The overall ambition is that the forum will be “driven by the community”, but for now Sgt Chandler is happy to be setting up a grassroots space for the local community.

For an invite, email jo.chandler@met.police.uk.


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