The first Lewisham LGBT forum is tonight at the Civic Suite in Catford from 6pm until 8pm. This is a chance for community to speak to local services and find out what lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services there are available to those living in Lewisham borough. It is also a chance to discuss what the community can organise together for upcoming events such as Hate Crime Awareness Week, Bisexual Awareness Week, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day Of Remembrance – or to help organise LGBT-specific events as part of larger themes such as Black History Month/Disability History Month/Holocaust Memorial Day etc.
Today we had a preliminary meeting for the creation of the new Lewisham LGBT Forum. The next public meeting will be on Tuesday 26th July 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Catford Civic Suite. We would like all members of the community who are interested in future events, issues they need to feed back to organisations, ideas on campaigning, discussions that they feel need to be raised etc to come along.
The aims of the Lewisham LGBT Forum is to be able to come together to plan activities around LGBT issues, provide a forum for residents to talk directly with statutory services and for collaboration on joint LGBT initiatives. The forum aims to bring people together who are interested in local LGBT issues so things can be planned in advance, so people can network, raise the profile of LGBT issues in Lewisham, have a coordinated voice on local equalities policy, training, work with statutory organisations etc and to promote LGBT inclusion and community building.
If you are interested in attending a meeting or being involved but can’t make the next meeting please contact Peter Vittles from The Metro Charity so we can add you to a mailing list! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next LGBT Lewisham Coffee social for anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender + is today, Thursday 7th April 2016 from 2pm to 5pmat the Costa Coffee in Catford on Rushey Green (next door but one to ice-cream bar Kaspas).
We meet on the first Thursday of every month at the same time and the same place., if you can’t make today.
We usually sit on the back wall by the long bench and I usually put a rainbow flag over the table as a sort of table cloth.