Everyone is welcome to attend open events that we hold monthly.
If you would like to support us as a volunteer please contact the forum, let us know your area of interest and we will send you an application forum.
Two references will be required.
Do you have something you would like to share with the Forum?
Would you like to add something to our site?
Have some community news?
Contact us at:
Merton LGBT+ Forum
Please note as we are a volunteer run non profit organisation therefore this email is only checked once a week.
One of the Merton LGBT+ Forum's goals is to provide support and work other service providers for the Community in Merton.
We currently did some work to support Mitcham Police to help raise Hate Crime Awareness in Merton. We will be continuing to work with the teams in Merton and hope to help raise hate crime
awareness more in 2017 by reaching out to more of the community with our Road Workshops.
Abuse because of someone's sexual orientation or gender identity is hate crime. If you have been verbally or physically abused, harassed or attacked in any way by someone because they
think you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) please help yourself and the community by reporting these crimes.
Remember in an emergency always dial 999, for non - emergency, ring 101 and request to speak to the Borough Community Safety Unit covering where you live or where the incident occurred. You can also report non-urgent crimes via the Met's online crime reporting facility.
The Metropolitan Police Service continues to have an LGBT liaison officer on every borough to assist LGBT people living, working or visiting London. To speak to your local LGBT liaison officer please contact your borough community Safety unit. There are more than 500 specialist hate crime investigators working in our 32 dedicated hate crime Community Safety Units (CSUs); who work with the partners to support victims in all aspects of hate crime.Homophobic & Transphobic abuse is a crime.
Don't tolerate it.
The recent events that have taken place in Manchester and London have shocked and saddened us all. It's hard to know what to say or do or know how we can help. We are asked to remain vigilant and
report suspicious behaviour, but what is it we should be looking for?
Next week is national counter terrorism awareness week. On the 14th June 2017, in the Council Chamber at Merton Civic Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX I have arranged for PC Matt Bryan, who works on Merton Counter Terrorism focus desk to give a presentation which will highlight what suspicious behaviour might look like and how to report it. It will also be your opportunity to ask questions.
We will welcome you from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
As most of you may know Victim support, has been supporting victims from the Terrorist attacks in London (London Bridge and Westminster).
We have made a poster in the hope to capture those Victims and Witnesses of the incident that have accessed support.
As we know the effects of the crime can affect people at all different times.