Police host LGBT web chat

Besi Besemar November 5, 2012

PC Rich Bridger

Sussex Police’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Liaison Team is hosting a live online drop-in webchat on Tuesday, November 6 between 7.30 and 9.30pm.

During these drop-ins the team provides a range of advice and support on all LGBT issues around safety, the law and policing, as well as responding to other neighbourhood concerns. You can also log in if you just want to chat or to share your views.
LGBT liaison officer PC Rich Bridger said:

“As a Force, we take all hate incidents very seriously and endeavour to help all members of our community in any way that we can. If you have any issues or questions for the team, wherever you are in Sussex,  this is your chance to log on for an informal chat. Ahead of Transgender Remembrance Day on November 20, we’re being joined by a member of The Clare Project, a self-supporting group in Brighton & Hove which is available to anybody who wants to find out about gender identity.

“I’m delighted that we are being joined by such a positive group, who can offer support to members of the LGBT community in addition to the support that we can provide as a team. Past online drop-ins have been very successful and feedback has been really positive from people who have logged on to chat with the team. I’m looking forward to this next live event.”

You can join in the live chat at:

On the LGBT Facebook page by searching ‘Brighton LGBT Team’

Or on Twitter by tweeting @PoliceLGBT or using the hashtag #lgbtdropin

If you prefer to chat face to face, then the next local ‘in person’ drop-in session is being held the following Monday, November 12 from 6-7pm at the Redroaster Coffee House, 1d St James’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1RE.

The Clare Project offers services such as counselling sessions with a qualified therapist and a safe place for people to meet with others to find support, advice and companionship.

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