On Monday 14th October 2013 The Plymouth Fairness Commission held a listening event to talk to the LGBT community in Plymouth to discuss what issues of unfairness they face in the city and how the situation could be improved. We were very impressed with the turn out and more importantly the quality of discussion and debate. The large number of people meant that the group had to be split into three separate groups. Discussions with many people after the event indicated that each group raised and discussed similar concerns.
We are sorry for this late update after the event as we missed the Fairness Commission’s blog post published the following day.
Rather then copy the entire blog post – you can read it here on the fairness commission blog.
The Fairness Commissioners made clear to us that they can only make recommendations to the council and their report will be published in the Spring 2014.
The large turn out and common issues shared provided a strong case for the need for change to the ‘tick box’ attitude that exist in this city. It also provided us with an opportunity to collect valuable feedback and suggestions for our future events, summer PRIDE, and how Pride in Plymouth can continue to evolve.