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  • How to make Hamilton a more inclusive city

    How to make Hamilton a more inclusive city

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    By Susan Clairmont What happens when the mayor, a senior police officer, two school board directors, a social planner, a chamber of commerce president and a health care executive walk into a former gay bar? Well, hopefully a lot of change for the better. Better understanding of our LBGTQ+ community. More inclusivity. Transparency, safety and …

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  • New report calls for LGBTQ+ community centre, better institutional practices

    New report calls for LGBTQ+ community centre, better institutional practices

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    The report suggests Hamilton’s institutions have plenty of room for improvement in LGBTQ+ support By Dave Beatty A new report is making the case for an LGBTQ+ community centre in Hamilton, as well as better efforts to facilitate safety and inclusion in community and public spaces. The report, presented Tuesday evening, was prepared by the Social …

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  • New report says LGBTQ community hub needed in Hamilton

    New report says LGBTQ community hub needed in Hamilton

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    By Steve Arnold A new report concludes Hamilton’s LGBTQ people need a safe place of their own. The Social Planning and Research Council study says the health and social problems of the region’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer population aren’t being addressed by mainstream agencies and they need a place of their own. The …

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  • #HamOnt LGBTQ Speak Out!

    #HamOnt LGBTQ Speak Out!

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    Recommendations from 2016 community consultations with LGBTQ2+ community members and ally service providers on how to make Hamilton an LGBTQ2+ Positive city to work, live, learn and play. Spice Factory 121 Hughson St. North Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided including light fare from the Steel Lounge. …

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  • Social Planning council aims to reach more residents

    Social Planning council aims to reach more residents

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    By Joel OpHardt The Social Planning and Research Council unveiled a logo, along with a renewed commitment to reach more of the Hamilton community at its 50-year celebration and general annual meeting. “We do more than just report — we lead,” said board member Marvin Caplan, who believes the more than 500 research papers published …

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