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No Pride in Domestic Violence
« on: March 13, 2018, 04:24:52 PM »
No Pride in Domestic Violence


Ahead of Manchester Pride, Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to speak out against domestic violence.

Tony Lloyd was speaking as a new campaign is launched to raise awareness about domestic abuse in LGBT relationships. The first of its kind, it has been developed by Greater Manchester Police and national charity Broken Rainbow.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd said: “This campaign should bring hope to LGBT people who live under the cloud of domestic violence, encouraging them to come forward and get the help they need to break the cycle of abuse.”

Posters featuring same sex couples and the strapline ‘there is no pride in domestic abuse’ will be shared across Greater Manchester and on social media to make victims aware that support is available regardless of sexual orientation. Throughout the weekend there will be increased patrols in the Village and GMP will have a stand in partnership with Broken Rainbow where people can get help and advice. 

Jo Harvey Barringer Managing Director Broken Rainbow said “Having just recently relocated to Manchester, we welcome this initiative from Greater Manchester Police and we are really pleased to both support and partner it.

“Although there are a number of similarities to women experiencing abuse in heterosexual relationships – the ways they can all experience psychological, sexual, physical and financial violence and abuse – the one main issue that differs is the lack of support services available to LGBT survivors or perpetrators; particularly from statutory services.

“Last year we had over 6,500 points of contact from LGBT individuals from across the UK looking for help and support; often reporting a negative experience from the police.
Therefore to work with a forward thinking force like Greater Manchester Police on this initiative is a positive move for the LGBT community as a whole. We look forward to having a long and productive relationship with them.”

For confidential help and support to all member of the LGBT community, their family and friends contact Broken Rainbow call 0800 999 5428 or use their online chat service available via their website which will be open over the Pride weekend.

To report crime to police call 101, always dial 999 in an emergency.

Photo shows Deputy PCC Jim Battle, DCI Trish Owen and Jo Harvey-Barringer, managing director from Broken Rainbow, at the launch of the campaign.




Conflict of Interest Statement: Mary-Jane is Editor of Perth Gay News and The Media Annuncio of the Perth Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence of the Abbey of the Black Swan.

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No Pride in Domestic Violence
« on: March 13, 2018, 04:24:52 PM »