The Equality Commission is supporting Anti-Homophobia and Transphobia Week 12-18 May 2014.
The Equality Commission will be contributing at the launch of Anti-Homophobia and Transphobia Week at Belfast City Hall at 10 am today (Monday, May 12) and will be involved in a range of events throughout the week.
The Commission is supporting a programme of events jointly organised by The Rainbow Project, HERE NI and Cara Friend.
“It is not acceptable that some people in Northern Ireland experience harassment and discrimination simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, “Dr. Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission said. “The Commission is here to provide advice and support to anyone who experiences discrimination.
We recognise the need to take special measures to address under-reporting of these forms of discrimination and we have set up a dedicated website - SoMe (sexual orientation, more equality) – www.some-ni.co.uk. We encourage people to show their support for LGB&T people who have a right to lead a life free from discrimination, abuse or harassment.