We will be taking part in Pride celebrations across England and Wales this year to show our support to the LGBT+ community, and to promote awareness of LGBT+ issues and the support available for anyone affected by hate crime.

Earlier this year Victim Support (VS) was announced as the top-ranked LGBT+ third sector employer in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, at number 13 in the list overall and number 3 in Wales. We are proud to be an inclusive, diverse charity and we look forward to showing our support at Pride celebrations across the country.

Lucy Hastings, Director and LGBT senior champion at Victim Support, said: “Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Victim Support to ensure that all victims of crime – regardless of, for example, their gender identity or sexual orientation – get the support and help they need and the respect they deserve following crime.”

Look out for your local VS team at a Pride event near you. You can find us at the following events in 2016:

  • 28 May – Bradford
  • 11 June – Gloucester
  • 11-12 June – Blackpool
  • 18 June – Shrewsbury
  • 25 June – London
  • 9 July – Chelmsford
  • 9 July – Bournemouth
  • 10 July – Worksop
  • 16 July – Hull
  • 16 July – South Yorkshire
  • 30 July – Hereford
  • 30 July – Norwich
  • 30 July – Nottingham
  • 13 August – Cardiff
  • 20 August – Swindon
  • 3 September – Reading

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If you have been affected by crime, we can offer you support and information to help you recover, regardless of whether the crime has been reported. Our support is free, confidential and available to anyone. Request support online or contact our Supportline.

Victim Support (VS) is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. We help people feel safer and find the strength to move forward after crime. Find out how you can support our charity’s work.