The UK’s first ever Broken Rainbow Month has been announced for May.

 ‘Broken Rainbow Month’ will celebrate the 10 years that the LGBT charity has been campaigning to bring the issue of LGBT domestic violence and abuse out into the open.
Broken Rainbow Month will be starting off with a social media campaign from Thursday 1st May followed by activities including a flagship reception in London engaging politicians and sector leaders (Tuesday 13th May), a panel discussion in Hove, featuring Linda Bellos OBE (Thursday 15th May), exhibitions and a host of other fundraising events.

Nearly 6.2% of gay or bisexual men in a relationship suffer from partner abuse in 2008/09, which is nearly double that for heterosexual men, whilst 12.4% of lesbian women suffer from abuse. Domestic abuse is said to cost victims, services and the state a total of £23 billion per year. Male victims (29%) are nearly twice as likely than women (17%) to not tell anyone about the partner abuse.

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