The Policing Board will be launching its Human Rights Thematic Review on Policing with and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) individuals on Thursday 8 March 2012 at 5:30pm for 6:00pm in Unison, Galway House, 165 York Street, Belfast.
It will be a ‘let’s talk’ styled event to encourage debate and discussion on policing with and for LGB&T individuals. You are invited to join in the debate by going online to www.wimps.tv or sending a Tweet using the tag: #LGBT2012. You can contact us before, during or even after the event. The event will be streamed live from 6:00pm at www.wimps.tv by Public Achievement supported by Youthnet.
As well as highlighting findings from the Review, this event, facilitated by Board Member Conall McDevitt MLA will give the invited audience and panel members, including the Board’s Human Rights Advisor, the Deputy Chief Constable and representatives from LGB&T organisations, a chance to have their say on policing with and for LGB&T individuals. It will give key stakeholders the opportunity to have an informed debate on this important issue.
John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project, will be taking part in a panel discussion during the launch. Speaking about the launch he said ‘this is a really important report for LGB&T people in Northern Ireland. The report highlights areas of best practice within the PSNI and issues which require further work. We look forward to working with the PSNI and the Northern Ireland Policing Board to ensure the full implementation of the recommendations from the report.