Lewisham labour celebrated “National Coming Out day” and the Launch of Lewisham LGBT Forum, on 11th October. The Rainbow flag was flown about outside the Town Hall to mark “National Coming out Day”, councillors were joined by residents, Young Advisors, Lewisham LGBT staff forum, Metro Centre & Lewisham LGBT Forum planning group.
In evening, Lewisham LGBT Forum had its official launch where Cllr Millbank, Cabinet Member for the Third Sector, Community and Equality, was joined by Peter Vittles from Metro Centre, Lady Phyll co-chair UK Black Pride, Wayne Mertins-Brown from Naz London, Mark Healey a local resident and advocate National Hate Crime Week and Natacha Kennedy was works on Trans inclusion work in schools.
Cllr Millbank commented “ It was pleasure to participate in the Lewisham LGBT Forum launch as the Forum aims to provide a space for LGBT people who live, work, socialise or study in the borough to come together to discuss issues of shared concern and coordinate LGBT voice. I am looking forward to working with the forum to ensure Lewisham meets the needs of LGBT community across Lewisham.”
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