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