/ LGBTQ Communities

GMP takes pride in playing an active part in the diverse communities we serve, not least Greater Manchester’s large and growing LGBTQ+ communities. We are here to serve you, respond to you and meet your needs.

Gay Village Policing Team

  • Canal Street has its own dedicated policing team. The team holds an advice surgery at the LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester between 6pm-8pm on the second Monday of every 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 Policing Team page.

The LGBT Foundation’s Village Angels

  • The LGBT 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. 

Manchester Pride

  • 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 - in 2009, we won the best public sector entry in the overall parade which we are proud to have been awarded.
  • 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 LGBTQ+ issue, and it is not an emergency, please call 101.

Reporting Hate crime

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.

Equality Statistics

  • Greater Manchester Police regularly publishes Diversity Monitoring Data which include statistics on hate crime. Visit Equality Publications to find out more.

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