The date for the next GLA meeting of London’s LGBT organisations has yet to be confirmed.
Richard Barnes who previously held responsibility for the meetings lost his seat as a London Assembly member during the Elections that took place on the 3rd May. Three weeks on his extensive portfolio is still under consideration.
Mark Healey, chair of 17-24-30 said “We thank Richard Barnes for the help and support that he gave us as the Deputy Mayor of London whilst we were organising the London Vigils against Hate Crime. The vigils have been organised for the last three years since the homophobic attack on Ian Baynham in September 2009. Richard joined us and spoke at the first two vigils in 2009 and 2010, representing the Mayor of London Boris Johnston and reading out the letter of support that we received from David Cameron. Unfortunately he was unable to attend in 2011 as he was abroad visiting Olso.”
Huma Munshi who worked for Richard is currently on secondment and Rob Downey is currently covering the work that she was doing on LGBT issues.