Homophobia Awareness Liaison Team (HALT)
What is HALT?
HALT is a multi-agency partnership working to make Oxfordshire a safer and more inclusive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Who makes up HALT?
- representatives from the LGBT community in Oxfordshire
- the five district councils
- Oxfordshire County Council
- Thames Valley Police
- Terrence Higgins Trust
- Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Oxford Brookes University
- Oxford University
- Oxford Pride
- Soha housing
What does HALT do?
- has a presence at Gay Pride events across Oxfordshire
- is represented at community forums
- produces and distributes posters and literature to educate and encourage the elimination of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Oxfordshire (you can download copies of these on the right)
- runs workshops for local authorities and businesses to raise awareness of LGBT issues
- monitors the work of the Police and other agencies when dealing with homophobic, biphobic and transphobic incidents and highlights areas where increased action is required
- carries out a survey of the LGBT community each year to ascertain what issues need to be addressed and uses the results to formulate an action plan
If you have been a victim of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic abuse it is important to report it. For information about how to do this visit the or go to our Hate Crime page to find out what is considered a hate crime.
For more information about HALT, what to expect from the police when reporting a hate crime or to join the partnership, download the leaflets from the right hand side of this page. Alternatively, visit the HALT website
Last reviewed: 15 - 05 - 2013