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National Diversity Awards, 2014

Breaking news, 4 August: We are immensely proud to say that we have been short-listed for the National Diversity Awards 2014 in the LGBT Community Organisation category. THANKS to all who wrote in in support of our work: we are very very grateful. As we said in our latest newsletter, what you've all written has made us very happy and very proud to have such keen and thoughtful supporters (and what you've said has been a terrific boost to morale, as well).

The awards ceremony will be on Friday 26 September, in London. Needless to say, we'll be there, bright-eyed and hopeful!


Our latest Bulletin (July 2014) is available to download from our Bulletins page. It has some fascinating facts and figures from our Big Community Survey earlier this year (and there's more to come, lots more! Watch this space) And it has a story about our new Phobic Crime Support project in Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall (see below).


Phobic Crime Support, July 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Intercom has been commissioned to provide a new support service for people affected by homophobic and transphobic crime across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire. This extremely exciting new cross-border project has been funded by the three Police and Crime Commissioners for Dorset, Devon & Cornwall, and Wiltshire, with funding from the Ministry of Justice. The project is funded from July 2014 till the end of March 2015. We hope that the project will be re-funded after that, to continue providing help for people across this important rural area. All enquiries about this service to our helpline, 0800 612 3010 (or 01392 201018).

Warmest thanks to the three Police and Crime Commissioners and the Ministry of Justice for this great advance!


New Consultation — LGB and Trans People over 50

We've just put up a new consultation survey for LGB or/and Trans people who are over 50, and it's going to be really useful. Log in to LGBT Voices In Action, make your voice heard about the issues that might affect you, and help influence services in your area. (Services which we all might need one day...!)

And our consultation on people's experiences of workplaces, benefits etc. is still open, so if you haven't already made your voice hear, go for it! That one is of course for everyone, all ages.

We're still working on analysing the results of the Big Community Survey, which so many of you filled in (MANY thanks!) The results will be going up bit by bit on our LGBT Communities website (


Nominated for the National Diversity Awards

We are gobsmacked to discover that supporters have nominated Intercom for this year's National Diversity Awards, in the category of LGBT Community Organisation. We are (in the immortal, slightly surreal, words of Sir Terry Pratchett) "as pleased as a cat full of sixpences". Thank you!

And we've found people had already started voting for us even before we were officially notified that we'd been nominated! Thank you all!

For more details, see the top story in our February newsletter. Anyone who feels like voting for the Trust, please follow the link below!


Our Newsletters

Intercom's News bulletins can be downloaded from our Bulletins page. (The February 2014 Bulletin has up. The March newsletter will follow in the middle of March.)

However, we are now trying to get breaking news stories onto our South West LGBT Collective website (, so keep an eye on that—especially the front page, and the "Local LGBT News" tab, and the "What's On" tab.

What's On, Who's Where

Our community website has a day-by-day What's On page covering the entire South West peninsula. And it has contact details for many local community groups and activities. If you're not already using it (it's getting a lot of hits), have a look!

About Intercom

Intercom is a lesbian gay bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, providing help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGBT communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health, etc.

This website and all Intercom documents accessible through this website are copyright The Intercom Trust. See our Resources page for our Terms and Conditions of use.


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