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Organisations join forces to combat racism in LGBT community

Joe Williams September 29, 2015
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The event – which aims to promote a less racist, more cohesive LGBT community – is set to take place later today.

DIVA has joined forces with several organisations to work together to fight racism in the LGBT communities.

Following what organisers call the “UKIP fiasco” at Pride In London earlier this year, deep divisions in our community were revealed.

Alongside Stonewall, UK Black Pride, The Rainbow Intersection and BlackOutLDN, an event has been created to discuss how best to move forward and promote a more cohesive LGBT community.

The free event – which takes place later today (September 29) at Roxy Bar in London – will see Phyll Opoku-Gyimah chair the panel of speakers.

Discussions will focus on the ways in which white LGBT people can become better anti-racist allies and challenge racism wherever and whenever it occurs.

“Often white LGBT people will say that they’re not racist because they don’t use the “N” word or violence against people of colour, but this is not enough,” DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska said.

“We need to examine our relative privilege and listen to how it contributes to racism in our culture and society.”

If you want to attend the event, simply register for a free ticket via Eventbrite.

Click here for details.

Related topics: DIVA, LGBT, racism, Stonewall

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