Released for immediate publication Further information please call 0207 364 7003. Background Following the story in the East London Advertiser ‘Oxfam Cancels Event at East London Mosque Over Homophobic Speaker’ http://bit.ly/1ediepn, Rainbow Hamlets has examined carefully both Ibrahim Hewitt’s publication (attached), and the East London Mosque’s comments. Here is our analysis and comment, attributed to Jack Gilbert on

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For immediate publication Further information please call 0207 364 7003. STARTS> Rainbow Hamlets launches new LGBT services  in East London — including domestic violence and hate crime casework — plus cutting edge heritage programme and historical resources. Launch events detailed below.* Rainbow Hamlets was founded in 2009, becoming independent in 2010, incorporating in 2012 and achieving charitable status in 2013. Now

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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT people. With the backing of  the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, we are going even further with a season of events that starts in January and extends into March. Saturday 15 March Seasons of Love

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London Muslim Centre responded to Rainbow Hamlets’s letter of Friday 8 November indicating that they had NEVER been approached by the Tayyibun Institute to hold the promoted event with Mufti Ismail Menk, who recently said that gay people are worse than “animals” and believes consenting gay sex is equivalent to “rape”. Formal request made to

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Rainbow Hamlets, the LGBT Community Forum for Tower Hamlets, and the Metropolitan Police are appealing to anyone who has information about the recent Islamist vigilante videos to come forward. In particular if you are depicted in any of them or know someone who is, or if you know of other related incidents that may have

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‘Challenge It, Report It, Stop It’ is the government’s blueprint to tackle hate crime, bringing together activity by a wide range of government departments – working with local agencies, voluntary organisations and our independent advisory group – to meet three key objectives: preventing hate crime happening by challenging the attitudes and behaviours that foster hatred, and

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A 23 year old man who sprayed homophobic graffiti over seventy times in a Shadwell housing block has been brought to justice, after Tower Hamlets Council worked in partnership with EastendHomes and the police to identify and prosecute him. On Friday 10 February at Thames Magsistrates’ Court, Mashudur Rahman was given an eight week custodial

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