Need support in Greater Manchester?

Broken Rainbow are running a new drop in service for any LGBT people in Greater Manchester who are experiencing violence or abuse in their intimate relationships. 

Starting Tuesday 29th March 5pm-7pm, and every Tuesday after that, our IDVA  will be there for clients either wanting advice or a referral into the LGBT IDVA service. She can help you find a way to cope with what's happening for you, talk about how you can leave, and offer advice and information. 

If you are unable to attend these sessions, you can also contact our IDVA by email for support - click here


Bleeding Love research project in Europe

Read all about a cross-European research project into domestic and dating violence in lesbian, bi women and trans womens relationships here.


Live in Greater Manchester and need help with your abusive relationship?

Broken Rainbow has a Independent Domestic Violence Advocate, who can work with you to provide support.  You can refer yourself to this service if you need help.  For more information see our IDVA page and follow our IDVA on Twitter using @RainbowIDVA


Volunteer with Broken Rainbow

Broken Rainbow are recruiting.

Our online chat service is open every day from 2pm until 10pm, and we are now recruiting new volunteers to join this team. If you want to get involved with helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are experiencing domestic violence or abuse, this role is both challenging and rewarding.

We provide thorough training and induction, and support after every shift. In return we ask for a minimum of six months commitment, for just 4 hours a week.

Interested in joining us? See here for more details about how to apply or email the Volunteer Coordinator for an application form. Closing date for applications is Friday 12th February. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS ROLE

Rainbow Dot campaign

Read all about our latest publicity campaign:


Research into human and animal relationships after domestic abuse

Researchers are exploring LGBT human and companion animal relationships including experiences of violence and abuse aimed at humans and companion animals. Dr Catherine Donovan is working on this project which aims to better understand the value and meaning that LGBT people accord to relationships with animal companions, the impact of animal companions on wellbeing, in addition to experiences of domestic violence and/or violence against animals.

If you would be interested in taking part in this survey, or finding out more, please click here