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Information on Nottinghamshire Police’s commitment to supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community in our county.

Stonewall Diversity Champions

As part of our commitment to LGBT equality, Nottinghamshire Police takes part in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, a tool we use to evaluate our initiatives to promote a better working environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans employees.

We are extremely proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion and promote our commitment to LGBT equality by displaying the Diversity Champion Logo and by ensuring that all police stations have a rainbow flag emblem at the point of entry, as of 10 May 2015 in preparation for the International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia on 17 May.

International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia

Nottinghamshire Police took the lead in coordinating activities for the International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia on 17 May 2015. The former Chief Constable Sue Fish took part in the streaming event in market square and spoke about her personal and organisational commitment to LGBT equality.

The Chief Officer team is committed to making LGBT equality a reality within Nottinghamshire Police and to ensure that the services we provide address the needs and concerns of the LGBT community.

LGBT Independent Advisory Groups (IAG)

We continually encourage consultation and welcome LGBT community members in participating in our two independent advisory groups.

Supporting the LGBT community in Nottingham City

We are Police Community Support Office Zoe Wade and Community Protection Officer Julian Best and have been working in Nottingham City for around eight years.Since the start we have been interested in working with and supporting Nottingham's LGBT community, this has been not least through our work in the city including the many initiatives and projects such as the annual high profile Pride festival, having regular meetings and contact with the community including key individuals from community groups and visits to venues, colleges and events to ensure we are giving everyone the best level of support that we can.

We are now going to be looking after this web page resource for the LGBT community right here on the Nottinghamshire Police’s main website. As well as details of how to report hate crime and how to contact directly Zoe or Julian we aim to keep it updated with event dates, advice, photos, information and current links to external support networks.

We will always be ready to offer support and guidance and are just a phone call or email away. We look forward to continuing to serve the many people and groups that we are in contact with, and going forward to meet anyone who we have yet to reach as we strive to ensure the whole community know we are here for them.

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January 2016

  • Holocaust Memorial Day: Wednesday 27 January 2016

February 2016

LGBT History Month: Thursday 11 February

An evening dedicated to LGBT hate crime at the Five Leaves bookstore. David Edgley from Rainbow Heritage will talk discuss how barriers to coming out affect the rate of reporting hate crime.

Trans Conference: Thursday 25 February 2016

Nottinghamshire Healthcare, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council came together to host an LGBT History Month conference in partnership with Nottingham City Homes.

The conference took place on Thursday 25 February 2016 and was held at Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Headquarters. This year the conference was titled ‘Who are We?: Exploring and Celebrating Trans Identities’.

It aimed to broaden delegates understanding and awareness of the range of trans identities through an exploration of the personal journeys and experiences of both individuals and organisations. It is particularly appropriate that the conference addressed trans identities following the recent publication of the Transgender Equality Report.

The conference acknowledged the positive steps each of the organisations have taken to promote lesbian, gay and bisexual equality as part of our work as Stonewall Diversity Champions, however work to ensure Trans equality and inclusion within the workplace is in its infancy in some of the organisations.

The conference forms part of the extended journey to improve understanding and awareness of trans community issues, which have been overlooked in the majority of organisations - a key element identified within the Transgender Equality Report.

May 2016

IDAHO Day: Tuesday 17 May

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bi-phobia (IDaHO) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.

The date of May 17 was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

This year, Nottinghamshire Police continued to celebrate the day with LGBT colleagues, with the wearing of t-shirts with supportive slogans.

Throughout the week, senior officers were photographed wearing the T-shirts around the Force as a demonstration of the organisations commitment to LGBT equality and to being an ally. 

Nottinghamshire Police  also attended the raising of the LGBT flag at Nottingham Castle and supported LGBT youth in the evening at an event at Loxley House.

July 2016

Nottinghamshire Pride: Saturday 30 July 2016

The annual Nottingham Pride event was held in July and Nottinghamshire Police officers, staff and cadets turned out to join the march and show their support for the LGBT community.

The march began on Albert Street at 11.30am and made its way through Market Square and up to Hockley, with Nottinghamshire Police joined by Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping.

Following the end of the march, colleagues spoke to members of the public, asking them to share their experiences of hate crime in a confidential survey and encouraging them to share a wish for Nottinghamshire. A selection of images from the event are available on the image slider.

September 2016

Bi Visibility Day: Friday 23 September 2016

Video: IDAHO 2015 - Former Nottinghamshire Police DCC Sue Fish speech
Video: LTBQ and Nottinghamshire Police

This group works to promote equality and human rights for those who experience discrimination in Nottinghamshire.

Tel: 0115 958 6515

Offering social, support, self-help and friendship to transgendered, their friends and families from Leicester since the late seventies.

Nottingham BiTopia is a social group for anyone who is attracted to more than one gender (and anyone who is questioning or exploring their sexuality) in the East Midlands. Non-bi partners, friends and allies are also welcome to attend.

Providing information & support to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and associated communites of Nottinghamshire

 Tel: 0115 934 8485

A support and social group for transgendered people.

A unique partnership made up of Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Police functions, drawing on civil tools and powers and a support network of specialists, all working towards a safer and cleaner city. Tel: 0115 915 2020

QB is a free, bimonthly newsletter for the LGBT community in Notts.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history project for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.

Notts Trans Hub is a communication hub for all under the trans umbrella in Nottinghamshire, offering a Facebook group, monthly bulletin and Safer Space Guidelines for organisations.

Derbyshire's Transgender Support Group

TranzWiki attempts to be a comprehensive directory of the groups
campaigning for, supporting or assisting trans and gender non-conforming
individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well
as their families across the UK.