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Researchers reach out to Newcastle’s LGBTQ+ community

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Researchers at the University of Newcastle are seeking to uncover some of the hidden histories of relations between members of the LGBTQ+ community and police between 1950 and 1980.

The research, funded by the local Copley Bequest, aims to consolidate knowledge and understanding of police-queer community relations in the Hunter and share these stories back with residents to encourage ongoing dialogue about the importance of inclusion and diversity.

Dr Justin Ellis and Dr Kate Senior from the University of Newcastle invite members of the LGBTQ+ community in Newcastle and surrounds, who have knowledge and experience of police-queer relations during these years, to tell their stories and have them documented.

Interviews, conducted between April and June, will be audio or video recorded at a place of convenience for the interviewee.

To participate in the research or obtain further information, contact Dr Justin Ellis on 0449 255 658 or email [email protected]

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