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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Worries Brexit Could Lead To Rise In Homophobic Attacks

Worries Brexit Could Lead To Rise In Homophobic Attacks
- It's 50 years since being gay was made legal in England and Wales, and LGBT support workers in Birmingham have told us the messages from politicians have almost given clearance to people to act upon hostile and negative attitudes and that they're concerned the clock could be being turned back.
Figures show 601 homophobic hate crimes were reported to West Midlands Police, West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police in the year to November 2016, compared with 576 the year before.