Sup­port for LGBT com­mu­nity

Aldershot News & Mail - - NEWS -

LES­BIAN, gay, bi­sex­ual and trans­gen­der mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are be­ing of­fered ded­i­cated sup­port from po­lice of­fi­cers to com­bat vi­o­lent re­la­tion­ships.

Hamp­shire Con­stab– ulary les­bian and gay li­ai­son of­fi­cers (LAGLOs) have been work­ing with the North East Hamp­shire Do­mes­tic Abuse Fo­rum and na­tional char­ity Bro­ken Rain­bow to reach out to mem­bers of the LGBT com­mu­nity ex­pe­ri­enc­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. Sta­tis­tics show that one in four same-sex re­la­tion­ships is abu­sive, and the scheme is aimed at sup­port­ing those who feel they are un­able to ask for ad­vice or sup­port for fear of be­ing ‘outed’ or be­cause they rely on their part­ner.

Any­one with con­cerns can con­tact a LAGLO on 101 or email post­mas­ter@ hamp­shire.pnn.po­lice.uk.

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