The official launch of the new Lewisham LGBT Forum is happening this October– The LGBT Forum a place for the community and the local service providers to work together to improve the lives of LGBT+ people in Lewisham.
Date: Tuesday 11.10.2016
Time: 19:00 Up to 22:00
Location: Council Chambers (1st Floor) – Civic Suite, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Speakers will celebrate National Coming Out Day, Black History Month, National Hate Crime Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day.
The event will be held in the council chambers and will be followed by light refreshments provided in the foyer area.
The forum is a community led group working together with partnership agencies and organisations in order to expand the knowledge base of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community in Lewisham about what services and events are available to access and attend.
The aim is to to improve the lives of the LGBT+ community in Lewisham via consultations, cross referring and being an advisory hub that agencies can contact.
The forum is open to the community and LGBT+ identifying residents and workers are welcome to attend and participate.
Confirmed speakers at the event include Lady Phyll, organiser of UK Black Pride and speaking about the role of the LGBT community in Black History Month; Natacha Kennedy, Goldsmiths University Fellow speaking about supporting transgender people in school environments; Mark Healey from 17-24-30 speaking about National Hate Crime Awareness Week; and a speaker from Naz speaking about mental health and the LGBT+ community.
If you are a LGBT+ identified resident or worker and you would like to attend, please register for a free ticket for the event here, so we can anticipate numbers – (as the Council chambers have a restriction for fire safety reasons).
If you can’t make the event but would still like to be involved in some way you can contact us on: