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.
More top news
Sunny skies from the start tomorrow, but a little cool for this time of year.
A cool night leading into a chilly start tomorrow, but it will be fairly bright.
Andrew Dodsworth is hoping that by "banking" his voice he will be able to keep some of his identity, if the condition causes his voice to go