- @MayorofLondon #IDAHO outside #CityHall http://t.co/xQp1OSdvun support LGBT people experiencing domestic violence: http://t.co/l2dB6bfEa9
- Us celebrating #IDAHO at #GSNflashmob http://t.co/xQp1OSdvun @may17IDAHO join us on facebook http://t.co/l2dB6bfEa9, thanks to @gaystarnews
- This #IDAHO think about young people impacted by homophobia and transphobia, often not out so support from us even more vital
- RT @PeterTatchell: Say NO to domestic abuse. Support @brokenrainbow - National #LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline. INFO http://t.co/4WaNyecEx…
- @Stonewallhousin Happy 30th Birthday!
About Broken Rainbow
Broken Rainbow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) domestic violence service (UK) is the first organisation dedicated to confronting and eliminating domestic violence within and against the LGBT communities. It was started in 2002 and became a registered charity in 2004.
LGBT communities have changed radically. Within the last five years, new legislation has given us rights and equalities that we could not have imagined only a decade ago. We have become confident and bold, challenging oppression and able to make demands. However, we are only just beginning to acknoledge the presence of domestic abuse and domestic violence within our community.
Broken Rainbow UK is dedicated to bringing the issue out into the open, raising awareness, and offering help and support to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence or domestic abuse.
Our objective is to relieve the distress and suffering caused to lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people by domestic violence and abuse, in particular but not exclusively by doing the following:
- Raising awareness in the LGBT communities and elsewhere of the impact of homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence on the lives of LGBT people;
- Offering advice, support and referral services to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence;
- Offering information, advice and training to people who are responsible for domestic violence policy and practice in mainstream and specialist organisations, or who are otherwise involved with the survivors and perpetrators of those suffering from domestic violence, with a view to increasing the physical safety and mental well-being of LGBT people who experience such violence or abuse.
Details on our funders
Our main funding is supplied by The Home Office. We are also funded by Lankelly Chase and Lloyds TSB.
Our thanks go to these organisations for this funding, and the ongoing help they have available to us.