Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Liaison
GMP takes pride in playing an active part in the diverse communities we serve, not least Greater Manchester’s large and growing LGB&T communities. We are here to serve you, respond to you and meet your needs.
Gay Village Neighbourhood Policing Team
Canal Street has its own dedicated policing team. The team holds an advice surgery at the Lesbian and Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, every first and third Thursday each month. You don’t need to make an appointment and can rest assured that your issue will be dealt with in confidence. For more information, visit our Gay Village Neighbourhood Policing Team page.
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Village Angels
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Village Angels are volunteers who are out every weekend until the early hours of the morning in Manchester’s Gay Village to help keep you safe and offer non-judgemental advice and guidance. They are specially-trained to support people with reporting Hate Crime. For more information visit: www.lgf.org.uk/angels
As well as policing Pride, we also actively participate. Police officers, police staff, families, friends and colleagues once again took part in the Manchester Pride Parade. It was the ninth year that the police have taken part in the parade. In 2009, we won the best public sector entry in the overall parade.
Each year we walk as part of the 'Police with Pride' contingent. Police with Pride was formed by the North West regional police forces of Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire Constabulary, Cheshire Constabulary, Cumbria Constabulary, Merseyside Police and North Wales Police.
Info & Support
- If you need to contact police in an emergency, always dial 999.
- If you want to contact GMP about any LGB&T issue, and it is not an emergency, please call 101.
Abuse because of someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity is hate crime. If you have been verbally or physically abused, harassed or attacked in any way by someone because they think you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, please help yourself and the community by reporting these crimes.
Even if it seems like a minor offence, we want to hear from you and will treat you seriously and with dignity. You can report hate crime by calling police on our non-emergency line - 101 – by using the online form on the True Vision website.
If you do not feel comfortable enough to report crime to the police this way, then you can utilise a third party reporting centre like The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and you can do this anonymously if you wish.
You can report a Hate Crime to The LGF in a variety of different ways – phone The LGF Helpline on 0845 3 30 30 30 (10am-10pm daily), pop into The LGF, email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can report using The LGF’s easy access Hate Crime Reporting web-app at www.lgf.org.uk/report
Don’t think prejudice is something you just have to put up with – together we can beat it.
Find out more by visiting our Hate Crime pages.
Greater Manchester Police regularly publishes Diversity Monitoring Data which include statistics on hate crime. Visit Equality Publications to find out more.