Posts in 'sussex police' Category
A big part of my work is to encourage the reporting of hate crime and to make people realise that shouting at or abusing someone because of their sexual orientation or gender isn’t acceptable. Guest post by Brighton’s LGBT Liasion Officer Rachel Piggott.
For those who still may be unsure, Brighton & Hove has two LGBT Liasion officers at Sussex Police. This is PC Rachel Piggott and PC Rich Bridger who are based at the John Street Police Station. Here we detail all the ways and times that you can meet with them and discuss anything of concern to you [...]
Support Equality, help raise vital funds and win a luxury weekend for two in Paris! Stonewall’s annual 10k Equality Walk takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday 6 May. Walkers can join celebrity hosts Jane Hazlegrove (Casualty and Stonewall Entertainer of the Year 2011) and Harry Derbidge (The Only Way is Essex) for a fun-filled day [...]
On Wednesday night (21st March 2012 at the Queens Hotel) the LGBT Community Safety Meeting came together along with four guest speakers: Council Leader Cllr Bill Randall, Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett, Dr Kath Browne Count Me In Too Researcher, Sgt Alex Evans. Speaking at the launch of the resurrected LGBT Community Safety Forum, Council Leader [...]
The Brighton & Hove Libraries Service have a number of events and activities taking place in February 2012 to mark LGBT History Month and is marking Holocaust Memorial Day January 27th with an exhibition (now until 30th Jan) tracing the way Germany’s Nazi Party changed the world for male and female homosexuals and transvestites. LGBT Exhibition [...]
On Wednesday evening about 20 of us braved the downpours to attend a meeting above Charles Street Bar chaired by Chris Cooke. It was an open forum and anyone could attend. It was an inaugural meeting to set up the ‘Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum’. The aim of the forum is to ensure [...]
Fundamentally, there’s not enough data on the LGBT community in Brighton & Hove, not when a few individuals or organisations are trying to get change or improvements to current services in the city, but haven’t the stats to prove it necessary. 3 short surveys for you to complete.
As part of their work to connect with more people in the community, members of the Kemp Town Neighbourhood Police Team (NPT) are going virtual for a new regular online drop-in session. With temperatures dropping across Sussex, our LGBT team came up with the idea of trying an online ‘drop-in’ starting 22nd November 7pm, so [...]
Brighton and Hove is welcoming a new member to the LGBT policing team. Clare Briscoe has been introducing herself to members of the community and to partner organisations in her new role as LGBT Case Worker. Clare is working within the neighbourhood policing team and as a result is working closely with officers on the [...]
If estimated statistics are correct, the 20,000 LGBT residents of Brighton & Hove that day were predominantly invisible. Apathy was prevailing and our city bubble mentality preventing many from feeling the need to make any noise. Let ‘us’ not be our biggest enemy. 72 crimes and incidents of LGBT hate crime within our ‘Brighton bubble’ in one year is reason enough to for us to not become invisible through complacency, a shrug of our shoulders and a mis-guided belief that ‘it doesn’t effect me’.