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Free Restorative Justice Workshop being offered as part of IDAHOT Day - 16 May 2015

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Free Restorative Justice Workshop being offered as part of IDAHOT Day - 16 May 2015

Restorative Justice Initiative Midlands and Leicester LGBT Centre will run a workshop on “tackling Hate Crime using Restorative Justice Approaches” to celebrate IDAHOT (International Day against Homo-, Bi- and Transphobia) A crime is not just about breaking the law. More importantly, it is about damaging the relationships between members of the community. It creates an emotional wound that requires emotional healing. Restorative Justice is about restoring relationships!

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LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum - The Rabbit Event - FREE EVENT

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LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum - The Rabbit Event - FREE EVENT

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This is your invitation to attend the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum at Leicester LGBT Centre on 18 May from 2-4.30pm. The purpose of the day is to bring together those who are actively providing advice, advocacy and support to LGBT survivors to…

*  Share best practice and experience *  Develop regional links between LGBT services *  Discuss the possibility of a peer support system *  Discuss referral pathways for survivors in need of crisis intervention *  Learn about the experiences of established and newly commissioned services *  Identify new trends and use this to set the agenda for LGBT DAF in 2015

Cost: Free Attendees: Up to 30

TO BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE - CLICK HERE.

For more information about LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum go to www.lgbtdaf.org or contact Dennis on 0116 254 7412 or by email.

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Blaby Distract - Ageing Well Consultation 2015 - Have Your Say!

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Blaby Distract - Ageing Well Consultation 2015 - Have Your Say!

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The Partnerships Team at Blaby District Council is launching its Ageing Well consultation this week. The public consultation period will be open until 1st May 2015. The Partnerships Team have developed the consultation survey through the culmination of views shared by partners at the Blaby Together meeting in January 2015 and members of the Over 50s Forum at their AGM earlier this month, as well as local data trends. The results of the survey will directly shape a new Ageing Well Strategy and action plan for the district. The Partnership Team are keen to gather as many survey responses as possible from people who live and/or work in Blaby District to ensure we focus our resources on the things that matter most.

You can take part on line by clicking here

Alternatively if you email Leicester LGBT Centre for your paper copy or drop into the Centre to fill one out in person.

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Bisexual Evening at the Centre

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Bisexual Evening at the Centre

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Bisexual? Attracted to people of more than one gender?We're having a social evening to meet and chat on Wednesday 25th March 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester LE1 6HH. All bi-friendly people welcome. Accessible venue. For more information contact the Centre on 0116 254 7412 or click to email.

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Fascinating Aida become Patrons of Leicester LGBT Centre

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Fascinating Aida become Patrons of Leicester LGBT Centre

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You are invited to attend our celebration commemorating Fascinating Aida becoming Leicester LGBT Centre’s Patrons at 1pm on Saturday 21 March 2015 at the Centre.

Fascinating Aida join Prof. Dominic Shellard, Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University, who is Hon. President of The Centre.

 “Delighted to be a Patron of an organisation which is a lifeline for so many people” said Adele Anderson, member of the world renowned cabaret songsters.

 “They have a devoted following, including members of the LGBT communities, and they are a valued addition to the “family” at our Centre”, said Kevin Oliver, Centre Vice-Chair.

 “Fabulous organisation doing wonderful things” said Soprano Liza Pulman.

 The trio are currently at the end of an extensive UK tour, and will be visiting The Centre in the near future.

 Steph Morgan, Centre Chair said it was “A Real Coup. They’re utterly brilliant and I’m sure that that their Patronship will help enormously”.

 “Their ability to bridge the gap between generations is something that The Centre is passionate about”, said Paul Fitzgerald, Centre CEO. “We are beyond pleased that they want to support our work”.

 Dillie Keane, founder of Fascinating Aida, has the last word. “So thrilled to be involved in the Leicester LGBT Centre. Good luck to all and may you go from strength to strength!”

Please RSVP to Dennis on 0116 254 7412 or email to secure a place.

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Leicester International LBTQ Women's Social Group

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Leicester International LBTQ Women's Social Group

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A New relaxed and informal international LBTQ social group for making new friends and getting to know people in Leicester. Organisers are new in town, foreign, professional lesbian couple. Meet ups are on Saturday evenings in town over a drink/dinner to start with. And then in the future, let's shape the activities together with the group, to whatever interests the group members! All singles and couples welcome! You can find more information on their website.  Their next meetup is Saturday, 18 April at 6pm.

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Respect difference - say NO to hate

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Respect difference - say NO to hate

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A campaign to encourage victims of ‘hate crime’ to report offences begins this week – 16-20 March 2015. Leicestershire Police and councils across Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland are supporting the week-long effort to urge people to make a stand against those who abuse them.

Hate crimes, which can include physical, written or verbal abuse, are categorised as offences which target people because of characteristics such as age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

Joe Orson, Leicestershire County Council’s cabinet member for safer communities, said: “Hate incidents and crimes can be damaging to individuals and their families and it is important to remember we all have a right to be treated with dignity and respect and to live without fear of hatred.”

“We are pleased to be working with partners to raise awareness of what hate crime is, let people know support is available and encourage people to let us know when it happens.”

Detective Superintendent Jon Brown, of Leicestershire Police serious crime team, said: “We know that hate incidents and hate crimes don’t just impact on the victim but impact on family, friends and the wider community.

“While we have made some progress in tackling hate, there is still a great deal of work to be done.

“By working in partnership with county, district and borough council colleagues we will send a very clear message that there is no place for hate crime in Leicestershire.

“Leicestershire Police take all hate incidents and hate crimes seriously.”

“I would encourage anyone who has been a victim or has witnessed a hate incident or hate crime to report it.

“You can report it to Leicestershire Police, the council or via a third party reporting centre.”

Information about hate crime will be on show at libraries, local councils and a number of community and school events throughout the week.

To report a hate incident call Leicestershire Police on 101 or the county council on 0116 305 8263 or visit

Alternatively visit your local council office or library, which are reporting centres for hate incidents.

In an emergency, always contact the police on 999.

Leicester LGBT Centre is one of the reporting centres for all hate crime, not just sexual orientation and gender identity.

For more information go to the council's website or Stamp It Out website.

 

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