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28 February 2009

Lewis Turner (196? - ) Hate Crimes Officer, researcher.

Revised October 2011, July 2012.

Lewis Turner has written academic papers and research reports on race equality, diversity and governance.  He spent many years researching trans issues.

He was Hate Crimes Officer for Wyre Borough Council and Lancaster City Council in Lancashire where he worked with the Lancashire Police. He was a member of Trans Lancs which advised the Lancashire Constabulary.

He completed his PhD in 2004:   Gender Renaissance: Re-configurations of femininity.  This, a study of a male-to-female group in Blackpool, was the first ethnographic study of a trans group in the UK.

In 2006 Lewis joined the trans rights group Press For Change, and was Vice president.  He co-wrote several studies and guides on trans rights with Stephen Whittle, Ryan Combs and others for Press for Change, ILGA Europe, and TGEU.

He represented Press For Change in meetings with the Crown Prosecution Service, the Home Office and the Association of Chief Police Officers.  He was awarded a Lancashire Criminal Justice Board Justice Award for ’Outstanding Commitment to Diversity'.

In 2012 he became project manager for Lancashire LGBT.

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