The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the body set up in the UK to challenge discrimination, and to protect and promote human rights.
They are keen to hear from all those whose religion or belief, or that of other people, affect their experiences in the workplace or the services they receive as part of your daily life.
They want to gather as much information from employees, service users, employers, service providers, trade unions, legal advisors and religion or belief groups so that they can assess how a person’s religion or belief, or lack of it, is taken into account at work and when using services.
At LGCM we think that it is important that the EHRC hears from those who identify as both Christian AND Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender so that they are able to take into account the stories and struggles of those who seek to be protected by more than one set of rights. They need to understand that you can be both LGBT and Christian!
This major call for evidence from the EHRC and is part of a three year programme to strengthen understanding of religion or belief in public life, to improve knowledge of what happens in practice and to make sure that the laws which are in place to protect everyone’s right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect are effective.
The deadline for submissions is 14th October 2014.