THE LAUNCH OF THE SUTTON LESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL AND TRANSGENDERED FORUM AND PREPARATIONS FOR LGBT HISTORY MONTH - FEBRUARY 2009
Verbal presentation by Richard Barns/Sharon Jordan Passmore/Sergeant M Nicholson on the launch and preparations for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered Forum History Month.
Estimated time : 10 minutes
Sergeant Martin Nicholson and Sharon Jordan-Passmore gave a presentation on the launch of the Sutton Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Forum which took place on the 27 November 2008 at the Robin Hood Pub, West Street, Sutton.
Sergeant Nicholson stated that the next meeting of the newly established Forum would take place at the Robin Hood Pub on the 14 January 2009. Sharon said that more people were needed to make the Forum work effectively.
It was highlighted that more work needed to be carried out with Sutton schools as LGBT issues are not promoted at the present time, although a great deal of work is being done in schools elsewhere. It was suggested by the Forum that INSET training could include information on homophobic bullying.
It was suggested that an invitation should be sent to the LGBT Forum to send a representative to the Equality Action Group meetings as they have an interest in supporting the anti-homophobic bullying agenda.
Resolved (i) That Sergeant Nicholson and Sharon Jordan-Passmore be thanked for their presentation.
(ii) That Peter Rollins would liaise with Sutton LGBT Forum and LMO about how they could participate in MEEA’s Diversity Day in March 2009.
(iii) That Children, Young People and Learning Services be requested to provide a briefing to the Forum on the work done in schools to support LGBT students.
(iv) That the Equalities Action Group be requested to invite the Sutton Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered Forum to join.