Police are appealing for witnesses after homophobic abuse was shouted at two men from of a car window in Jesmond, Newcastle.
It happened at around 7:15pm on Sunday, September 4 as the men were walking down Osborne Road.
The car is believed to be a blue VW Polo style vehicle.
Northumbria Police is encouraging anyone who experiences homophobia to speak out by reporting it.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact the police on 101.
Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has been talking to ITV News about how the council is marking International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The councillor said he was proud of the steps forward that the region had made in tackling discrimination.
Phillipa Scrafton also spoke to us about how important it was to educate people about the issues surrounding discrimination.
Newcastle City Council has a raised a rainbow flag above its civic centre to mark International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The council is just one of three around the country which is led by an openly gay councillor, Councillor Nick Forbes.
Newcastle City Council is marking International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
A rainbow flag has been raised over the civic centre in Newcastle this lunchtime to support the day that fights against the discrimination of the transgender community.