Greens to stand up against LGBT attacks at IDAHOBIT event

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May 17, 2016

Green Councillors will join an event in Steine Gardens tonight, Tuesday, May 17, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) from 6-7pm.

The event will include a performance from trans poet Alice Denny, live music from the Rainbow Chorus, and a minute’s ‘noise’ to remember the international victims of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic violence.

Greens welcomed the opportunity the event provides to show unity with LGBT residents in the city.

Convenor of the Green Group, Phélim Mac Cafferty said:

“In the last two weeks there have been shocking homophobic attacks in our city: this is completely unacceptable. On International Day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia our determination to combat this hatred must be strengthened. Brighton and Hove belongs to us all and the struggle to make our city safe for all residents continues.  Greens are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with LGBT communities both here and abroad against discrimination and intimidation.

“In Brighton and Hove it is essential that we work together to stamp out discrimination and violence against the LGBT community.  Green Party Councillors have a long track record of tackling discrimination and promoting equality, and will continue to unapologetically support the right for all our residents to live free from hate and fear.”

 

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