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.
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