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Campaign will help people recognise and report LGBT hate crime

25th June 2015

A consortium of 31 LGBT organisations across England and Wales have come together to launch a new anti-hate crime campaign.

It is estimated that over 39,000 people suffer some form of harassment, abuse, graffiti and other crime motivated by homophobia, biphobia or transphobia, yet only 6% of anti-LGBT harassment in the UK is reported to police.

This campaign is aimed at encouraging LGBT people and their supporters to recognise hate crimes when they happen, to seek help and support; and if possible, report it.

Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation work closely with – and proudly support the work of – the LGBT Fed, which is based in northeast England and is one of the 31 organisations who have launched this new initiative.

More information is available at the links below:

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