There is no place for hate in Liverpool – LGBT+ Support Network
There is no place for hate in Liverpool. If there’s something that the last year has taught us it’s that when we come together and work together we bring out the best, most innovative and forward thinking city that we are.
The recent incidents in Liverpool are shocking and it is vital people feel safe and welcome in our city.
For advice on reporting hate crimes, visit: www.merseysidepcc.info/get-involved/resources-campaigns/hate-crime/
If you need someone to talk to or feel unsafe, these are some of the places you can reach out for support. Information kindly provided by LCR Pride Foundation.
- Stop Hate UK is a leading national organisation working to challenge all forms of hate crime and discrimination. 0800 138 1625
- Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline is a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being. Call 0300 330 0630 (10am – 10pm daily), visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Emails are typically replied to within 72 hours)
- The Anthony Walker Foundation aims to promote diversity and racial harmony in Merseyside through education, sport and the arts. 0151 237 3974
- GYRO is a collection of youth groups for people who identify themselves as: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans*, or who are Questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ+). You can reach out to them for advice by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Victim Support is an independent charity which aims to help people rebuild their lives after a traumatic event. 0808 1689 111.
- If your mental health has been affected by these incidents, you can find support services and groups near you on the Hub of Hope app, provided by Chasing the Stigma. The Hub of Hope app features a ‘need help now?’ button that connects you directly to Samaritans or Crisis Text Line.