Campaign against hate crimes

WEST Midlands Police is backing a campaign to raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic hate crime and to encourage victims to seek help by speaking out.

Police support campaign tackling LGBT hate crimes

Growing up as a young lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans person is often a day-to-day struggle which can lead to low self-esteem, anxiety and suicidal feelings.

The It Gets Better project exists to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach if they can just make it through their teenage years.

We want young LGBT people to know It Gets Better, they're not alone and we're here to help.

– Assistant Chief Constable Steph Morgan, the ACPO lead for LGBT issues

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West Midlands Police backs campaign to tackle homophobic and transphobic hate crime

West Midlands Police is supporting a campaign to raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic hate crime and to encourage victims to seek help by speaking out.

In a film released today (video above) by International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHoT) a group of 36 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) police officers and police staff tell their stories and offer advice.