The Culture Awareness Hub Training: Understanding LGBTQ+ Rights and Embedding Inclusivity

Innovative educational training for all professionals working with and supporting the public. An opportunity to listen, learn and share in order to develop sustainable best practice.

7th May 2024
09:30 - 12:30
Virtual Event – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees

Understanding LGBTQ+ Rights and Embedding Inclusivity

Why attend: Educate organisations and individuals, with knowledge and understanding, enabling them to provide services to the LGBTQ+ community and empower their staff to ensure that individuals feel safe, understood, and recognised.

Outcomes of training: 

1. Strengthening Communities:  We will collaborate closely with individuals and organisations, working together to create stronger, more inclusive communities.

2. Promoting Equality:  We will actively raise awareness, increase visibility, and foster the inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals, ensuring they attain full equality in all aspects of life.

3. Developing Excellence:  We are dedicated to the ongoing growth of our services, ensuring the delivery and sustainability of excellence for the benefit of all those we serve.

Speaker Details:

Tracy Martinez is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity, with over two decades of dedicated service to the LGBTQ+ community. Tracy’s commitment to these important issues has had a positive impact on the lives of many LGBTQ+ individuals. Her personal journey has inspired her to make a difference to those who do not feel safe or confident to speak up. Growing up Tracy experienced biases from all walks of life which meant she did not feel comfortable to ‘come out’ until the age of 39.  She now wants to be a voice for the LGBTQ+ community, through her passion and deep commitment to promoting inclusivity, awareness, and understanding of her community.

Tracy’s extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals seeking support, has enriched her work and deepened her understanding of the LGBTQ+ community’s unique needs. Tracy has 30 years’ experience of policing and investigation, however it is her 10 years’ experience of safeguarding that has added to her understanding of the vulnerabilities of some LGBTQ+ people especially around hate crime and discrimination.

As the former Chair of the Essex Police LGBTQ+ network, Tracy tirelessly championed LGBTQ+ rights within the organisation and fostered a safe and inclusive environment. Under her leadership, Essex Police achieved recognition as a top-ranking Stonewall Workplace Champion.

How the training will be delivered: The training will be delivered through MS teams and will not be recorded. It will be delivered through a power point presentation, visual materials and facilitate case studies discussions. Each trainee will receive a copy of the training presentation and relevant hand-outs for future reference.

Audience: This training is for anyone working within Local Authorities, Police, Health and Social Care, NHS, Fire Service and partner organisations.

Cost: The cost to attend this training is £75 plus VAT. We can only accept card payment for this event and you will be required to make payment when booking your place. If you experience any technical difficulties when trying to book a place, this could be because our online payment system is not supported by Internet Explorer. Please check the web browser you are using.

If you have any queries please contact Rachel Heathcock, Equity and Equality Manager, East of England LGA, email;




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