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Latest update from the Angels

As we’re progressing well through the government roadmap and lifting of restrictions we thought it was timely to provide a short update.


Over the last year we’ve continued to lead the LGBT+ Hate Crime review sessions with the police. We’re always looking for more people to get involved in these sessions as we review the actions of the police in how they record, respond to and offer support to victims of Hate Crime. No previous knowledge or experience of Hate Crime required, so if you’re interested there’s more information in the details on the next session.


We relaunched our Leeds Freedom Families group earlier this year, providing a virtual space for parents & guardians with LGBT+ identifying children (of any age) to share their experience and offer peer support to others. You can find more information in the latest update from the group and details of the next session here.


As indoor hospitality is starting again from next week we’re also restarting our Friday evening street engagement team, which covers the Lower Briggate and Call Lane areas of the city most Friday evenings from 7pm until 11pm. While we re-establish our activity in the face of the changing environment we’re not currently open for new volunteers with this activity, but once we have got a feel for any changes we need to make to how we engage in the evening communities we’ll definitely be looking for more support with this. If you're unfamiliar with our Friday evening activities please visit our website where you'll also find a great short video providing a good overview.


We’ll update via our MeetUp group membership when this opportunity is available.


We're continuing to monitor the situation with Covid before relaunching our monthly cafe at Mill Hill Chapel, which we hope to be able to host again in a few months time.


Finally to close we'd like to provide a few links which might be useful, starting with the Yorkshire MESMAC website comprehensive list of LGBT+ social & support groups in Leeds, for activities and events in the area visit the Leeds Inspired website and a quick plug for this symposium on Saturday on community care for black & brown Trans communities.