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A message from the Chair, Tyrone Ashby:

Hello and good day to you all.

In May we held a special remembrance IDAHOT Day at Merton Civic Centre in partnership with the Merton Council. With over 30 people attending even the rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the people who turned up at Morden Civic Centre to support International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Opening speeches came from last years Mayor Brenda Fraser and Cllr Edith Macaulay, both supporters of the Merton LGBT+ Forum and the work we do for the whole Merton Community. A two minute silence the followed while the rainbow flag was raised.

Further speeches from myself and Natalie, Youth Project Director, and a chance for people to network and talk about the events of the day and the great work we at the Forum have been doing these past two years.

The LGBT+ Forum Newsletter summer edition is available for download here: LGBT+ forum newsletter summer 2017.

Printed copies are available and iff you would like a printed version or would like to advertise something relating to the LGBT+ community or Merton then email us by clicking here and give us your addess.

The new LGBT+ Youth Club is back on Thursdays from 7pm at the Endeavour Club Morden, all welcome including LGBT friends and young family. If you would like more information contact us by clicking here.

We recently made the Wimbledon Guardian newspapper and soon to be in the SW Londoner click here to read the Guardian press release

Also look out for the new Hate Crime Awareness Workshops coming in August (delayed due to recent events and Pride) in partnership with Merton Police Team (Digital Dave Haywood) , Victim Support, DV One Stop and Merton Council Safer Neighbourhood team.

Again still loads to do to support all of the community in this great borough of ours.

Best wishes,

Tyrone.

Please note this 'welcome' was reproduced from the LGBT+ Forum website www.mertonlgbtforum.org.uk/

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