Safer Kirklees meet HuGG
Officers from Safer Kirklees partnership attended a weekly social group for gay and bisexual men, aged 18+.
What is the group about?
Huddersfield gay group (HuGG) meet every Tuesday in Town centre at 7.30pm. This is a chance to meet new people, have a chat and a catch-up. As February is LGBT history month Safer Kirklees took this opportunity to meet the group and raise awareness around what a hate crime is and how to report it.
Why were Safer Kirklees there?
Safer Kirklees launched their new rebranded hate crime leaflets “Hate has no Place” October 2018. They are also now looking at additional leaflets around each of the 5 strands of hate, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Faith, Race and Disability.
What happened at the meeting?
The group members were very supportive and offered feedback on the new hate crime leaflet around Sexual Orientation. HuGG members spent time looking at the draft and offered some really positive critique. They were also kind enough to look at the draft proposed questionnaire and offer some positive feedback.
Why is understanding hate crime due to sexual orientation important?
Research at a national level tells us that Hate crime due to sexual orientation and gender identity is widely under-reported. Conversations with members of the Kirklees LGBT+ community supports this, with many experiencing hate on a regular basis but not making use of the current reporting mechanism.
The survey aims to reach out to all communities and get an understanding of what the barriers are to reporting and work together to remove them.
We would like to thank all the members that turned in horrible weather conditions and supported us with this.
Want to know more?
If you would like more information regarding the group you can contact them by email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07773588628. We hope to meet you all again shortly at future events.