The York & District LGBT Forum aims to be a strong voice for York's gay community. Our constitution sets out our aims and objectives, the key points of which are set out below:

To improve the social inclusion of LGBT people in the area by articulating service provision needs and identifying gaps in service provision.

To promote awareness and understanding of LGBT needs within statutory and voluntary service providers to ensure equality of access to services in the area.

To represent and support members of the LGBT communities to enable their full participation in society.

To support LGBT people seeking access to services or experiencing difficulty with these services and, where necessary, to advocate on their behalf.

To work in partnership with the Community Safety Team and Police to reduce fear of crime, to increase reporting of homophobic, transphobic and biphobic crime and to promote greater participation in the prevention and detection of homophobic, transphobic and biphobic crime to the LGBT community in our area.

We have an open committee meeting every month, usually at Yorkshire MESMAC, where members can join in planning Forum activities, such as the annual Pride event and events to mark February's Gay History Month.





Designed by Ellen Longhorn 2009