Dual Discrimination

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2062
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

People who are black or minority ethnic and LGBT often face dual discrimination. They can find themselves ostracised from their families and excluded from the broader LGBT community. Healthcare providers often assume they are heterosexual and this means that they do not feel comfortable seeking out healthcare advice relevant to their sexual orientation. What steps have you taken to increase the visibility of black and minority ethnic LGBT people?

Answer

Answer for Dual Discrimination

Answer for Dual Discrimination

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My bi-annual LGBT, and separate trans stakeholder group meetings, represent and include the experiences of BAME LGBT, which in turn informs policy and strategy development. The Runnymede Trust have presented to the group on the issue of intersectionality, and subsequently facilitated a lively debate. This presentation also covered issues relating to access to appropriate health care provision for BAME LGBT people. The LGBT community is not one homogenous group and the issue of dual discrimination arises frequently during the course of discussions.