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Phobic crime project

Monday 16 February. We are delighted to be able to announce today that Intercom is one of the lead agencies in a new national LGBT project funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The new project is aimed at improving LGB and Trans people's access to help against homophobic, transphobic and biphobic crime, and making it easier for us all to report phobic crime when we meet it.

The lead agency is the national LGBT Consortium. The other agencies on the National Framework Group, with the Consortium and Intercom, are GALOP and Metro in London, the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Yorkshire MESMAC, Unity Group Wales, Leicester LGBT Centre, Stonewall Housing, Regard, Trans MediaWatch, and Bi UK. We look forward to working with them all. We send our special congratulations and thanks to Paul at the Consortium and Nik at Galop for their immensely hard work setting up this national partnership and developing the project proposal last year.

Andy will be heading this project up for Intercom, working closely with Michael, and we will be working closely with our local LGBT partners in the South West.

It's a new project, so... watch this space!

 

Our latest Bulletin...

... is for January 2015, and can be downloaded from our Bulletins page.

 

Support for Victims of Phobic Crime

Our integrated phobic crime support service is now live across the whole of Devon and Cornwall, Dorset and Wiltshire. If you want information or support around harassment, bullying, assault, verbal abuse etc., just get in touch!

Our confidential community helpline is 0800 612 3010; or text 07934 25 17 29, or e-mail helpline@intercomtrust.org.uk.

 

New Consultation — LGB and Trans People over 50

Are you aged 50 or more? Have you made your voice heard? We're running a 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 (www.lgbtcollective.org.uk).

 

Our Newsletters

Intercom's News bulletins can be downloaded from our Bulletins page. However, we are now trying to get breaking news stories onto our South West LGBT Collective website (www.lgbtcollective.org.uk), 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 www.lgbtcollective.org.uk. 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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