Jul 2015 - LGBT Hate Crime Partnership

16 July 2015 by Pure Radio

A hate crime is any crime that is motivated by prejudice against part of the victim’s identity.

The LGBT Foundation have joined forces with 30 other organisations across the country in the National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership – which aims to increase reporting, and improve support for victims.

Under the Rainbow has been hearing about it from the LGBT Foundation’s Community Safety Coordinator, Jessica White.

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Jan 2015 - Hate Crime Awareness Week

29 January 2015 by Pure Radio

A hate crime is an act of violence or hostility directed at someone for their disability, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or alternative subculture.

PC Kelly Appleton from Greater Manchester Police Stockport Partnership Team has been speaking to Under the Rainbow.

She said they’re encouraging the public to report hate crimes, and that it’s taken very seriously by the courts.

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Jan 2015 - Next Week Is Hate Crime Awareness Week

22 January 2015 by Pure Radio

From 26th January it’s Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Ben Muster from Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Greater Manchester Police PC Kelly Appleton.

We’ll hear more next week.

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Nov 2014 - Safe to Sing

13 November 2014 by Pure Radio

On Monday evening the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus will be boarding the Metrolink trams in the city centre.

Safe To Sing is their latest project. It aims to show support and solidarity to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community, as well as victims of hate crimes.

They’ll be going back and forth along the city centre tram routes, encouraging the public to sing along with them.

Kath Fox from the choir spoke to Under the Rainbow.

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May 2014 - International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia

15 May 2014 by Pure Radio

This Saturday is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

People are being encouraged to fly rainbow flags and bake rainbow cakes to raise awareness. A new website will be launched where hate crimes can be reported. And there will be a candlelit vigil in Manchester city centre, to remember all those affected by hate crime.

Under the Rainbow spoke to Grahame Robertson from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

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