Sanctuary on the street offered to gay and trans people for the first time in the UK!
For the first time in the UK, gay men, lesbians, bisexual and trans people will know where to turn if they are in trouble on the streets – at least in the borough of Camden.
Similar to the successful ‘safe havens scheme’ CLASP (Camden LGBT Advice and Safety Project) has already signed up over 100 organisations who have pledged to carry a sticker in their window and provide a point of safety for people if they are abused or attacked on the streets of Camden.
Organisations who have signed up to the scheme include; Waterstones Bookshop, the Electric Ballroom and KoKo but the scheme also includes community centres such as Fitzrovia and Castlehaven; local voluntary organisations such as Hopscotch Asian Womens Group and the BME alliance; all the CABx in Camden; student buildings such as the UCL Union café; and theatres such as the Donmar Warehouse and the Bloomsbury Theatre. Also included in the scheme are a number of faith groups and churches such as St Pancras Parish Church, Friends Meeting House, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church and the London Diamond Buddhist Centre.
The scheme is supported by the local Police and Council and is launched in time for World Pride with all Police stations in the borough carrying the sticker.
For details of Organisation signed up to CLASP,
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