Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Each month, Luke brings together a number of stakeholders locally to discuss a specific topic of issue in the city. The next one is taking place this Friday and the focus will be the LGBTQ+ community in Plymouth.
June is Pride month and as well as being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Luke is an active advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and supporter of the local community.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the horrific murder and attack on Terry Sweet and Bernard Hawken in Central Park. This is just one of many reminders of how important it is to combat hate crime against the LGBTQ+ community with raising awareness and providing educational programmes to work towards eradicating hate and increasing compassion and understanding.
Having already hosted physical round tables called ‘Pastries & Politics’ prior to the pandemic on a range of topics including cycling, tourism and mental health, these ‘Lunch with Luke’ zoom roundtables are designed to remotely bring together interested stakeholders to discuss, debate and share ideas on a host of subjects that are important to Plymouth.
This ‘Lunch with Luke’ will be taking place on Friday18 June from 1-2pm.
If you work supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Plymouth and would like to join the conversation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.