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Sexual Orientation

The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) has undertaken to publish a Sexual Orientation Strategy and Action Plan with the proposed objectives to promote:
  • An environment free from harassment and bullying and to tackle homophobia in all forms including violence and abuse.
  • Equality of opportunity for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) people.

Developing a Sexual Orientation Strategy

The development of a Sexual Orientation Strategy and Action Plan will provide an overarching policy framework within which departments, their agencies and other relevant statutory authorities can develop actions that promote equality of opportunity for LGB people across government’s major policy areas, tackle the specific inequalities they face and counter prejudice, intolerance and hatred.

Have your say

OFMDFM is now seeking your views on the development of a Sexual Orientation Strategy and Action Plan that will address issues that impact on the daily lives of LGB people.
You can view the consultation document by clicking on the link below.
A questionnaire has been developed to assist you in submitting your views. You can complete the questionnaire online, in hard copy (available on request) or by telephone.
You can access the online questionnaire by clicking on the link below.
You can complete the questionnaire via our dedicated telephone line at the number below.
Calls will be charged at standard operating rate, while mobiles may cost more. Phone lines are open between 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday.
You can also submit your views by email or post using the contact information below. A pdf version of the consultation questionnaire is available to download below.
If any organisation would value a meeting via a focus group facility please contact us.

Deadline for responses - 6 June 2014

Contact us

Gender Equality and Sexual Orientation Unit
OFMDFM Equality Directorate
Room E3.15 Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast BT4 3SR
Tel: (028) 9052 2527
Email: geso@ofmdfmni.gov.uk

Research

Research has been carried out into a number of key issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual community. Please click on the links below to view some of the most recent reports.

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