LGBT Equality in North East Lincolnshire

NE Lincs LGBT Forum

The forum was created in 2007 to celebrate diversity at all levels in our community and break down the barriers faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities within North East Lincolnshire.

Since this time we have held numerous events and meetings, coordinated training, helped develop other groups and overseen research into LGBT equality. The forum now has over 100 members, a mixture of community members and agency representatives.

People of any sexuality or gender identity can join the group, all we ask is that you will actively support the development of equality in this area.

To be added to the circulation list please get in touch using the details the ‘Contact Us’ page. The Aims & Objectives of the group are shown below:-

Aims & Objectives

  • To promote inclusion and equality for LGBT people in NE Lincs
  • To promote awareness and understanding of LGBT needs within statutory, voluntary and private service providers to ensure equality within NE Lincs
  • To support members of the LGBT communities to enable their full participation in society
  • To support LGBT people seeking access to services or experiencing difficulty with these services
  • Facilitate partnership working with agencies and the community to address identified needs and areas of inequality
  • To work in partnership with the relevant agencies to reduce fear of crime, to increase reporting of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic crime and to promote greater participation in the prevention and detection of LGBT Hate crime within NE Lincs

Objectives

  • Hold full forum meetings every 6-8 weeks
  • Maintain a database of members and safeguard personal details
  • Contact members with regular communications regarding meeting information and other news
  • Establish sub-groups to focus on project work or specific needs
  • Identify and secure funding to sustain equality activity and meetings
  • To encourage hate crime reporting using many of the True Vision reporting centres, outreach and LGBT venues within NE Lincs
  • To build bridges throughout the LGBT community to ensure the Forum has an appropriate equality profile in terms of its members
  • Promote the existence and use of relevant community support groups