City’s minute of noise to tackle prejudice

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A ‘ONE minute noise’ to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia will take place in the Peace Gardens in Sheffield at 6pm tonight.

The aim is to raise awareness of the impact of prejudice and discrimination on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the world.

The event, organised by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Centre for HIV and Sexual Health, is being supported by South Yorkshire Police - and Detective Inspector Mel Palin will be there to talk about the impact hate crime can have on victims and how important it is incidents are reported to South Yorkshire Police.

The event will close with a performance by Out Aloud, Sheffield’s LGBT choir, and a ‘one-minute noise’, which originated at Sheffield’s first event eight years ago and has since been recreated across the globe.