Stand Up to LGBTQ+ Hate Crime (SUTLHC), an inclusive and non-sectarian coalition of activists, trade unionists, and community groups, held their third demonstration in support of inclusive LGBTQ+ education in central London on Saturday, November 2.
The demonstration, which started at Downing Street and continued on to the Eros Statue in Piccadilly Circus, featured a live Sex and Relationships Education lesson, as well as a Show & Tell Open Mic at the Eros Statue where people shared their experiences of LGBTQ+ education. There was a happy crowd with placards, banners, musical instruments, flags and umbrellas. With a prize awarded for the queerest umbrella.
Speakers on the day included Guy Smallman, photojournalist; Jarosław Kubiak, Polish Rainbow in the UK, Polish LGBT Network; Michael Dance & Melissa Hind, National Education Union LGBT+ National Organising Forum (personal capacity); a speaker from Hackney NEU; Daniela Abraham, Roma community activist; Sean Dewey, vice-chair Waltham Forest Pride Committee (personal capacity); Tashnuva Fardousi, bi human rights activist from Bangladesh; Nicola Field, founding member of LGBT Against Islamophobia; Marzena Zukowska, queer Polish activist & member of Dziewuchy London; Paul Phillips, National Education Union member and Equality/ SRE specialist (personal capacity); Nadia Ib, Stand Up to Racism.
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