COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –
ELOP exists to support Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people living in East London. ELOP also works to raise awareness of LGBT issues across London, to confront discrimination, and to influence national policy. This extraordinary organisation has been supporting local and pan-London LGBT communities for 20 years. Set up in 1995, ELOP is the only East London based organisation providing a range of dedicated services specifically for LGBT people. They support 5,000 LGBT people of all ages each year and have an impressive core team of 50 volunteers. In addition, ELOP delivers regular assembly and classroom activities in primary and secondary schools to support LGBT young people and challenge homophobia; this work reaches 2,500 young people each year. Their service to support LGBT asylum seekers was also established 3 years ago in response to the crucial need for this service.
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