A series of workshops celebrating lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender rights will be delivered to schoolchildren in a push to celebrate diversity and equality.

Haringey council is intent on furthering the borough’s commitment to LGBT+ inclusivity.

It has pledged renewed action in partnership with Stonewall Housing – a specialist LGBT housing advice and support provider in England - to ensure homeless young LGBT+ residents get the support they need as well as a police campaign to tackle hate crime.

Haringey has the eighth highest LGBT+ community in the capital.

Cabinet member for housing, regeneration and planning, Alan Strickland said: “Haringey’s fantastic diversity is something to celebrate and it’s really important that our LGBT+ community feel welcome and safe.

“By working closely with the community and our partners we can ensure that we are offering services that truly work for LGBT+ people, and that everyone feels at home here in Haringey.”

He added that they were plans to “capture Haringey’s rich history of LGBT+ activism through a Heritage Lottery bid, with local organisations teaming up to produce a piece of work based around 1989 Pride celebrations in Haringey”.