The LGB&T advocate is there to support men or women who identify as LGB or transgender and their families to report homophobic/transphobic hate incidents and crimes. It also helps people who experience homelessness, risk of homelessness or other housing difficulties as a result of homophobic and/or transphobia to access support.
Homophobia & transphobia can be verbal, physical, spiritual and or sexual – it can feel like harassment, it can hurt, it changes that way you are/behave and makes you feel unsafe. You can report homophobia and/or transphobia to the PSNI no matter how big or small. In fact the small stuff is often the most important because it’s an indicator of a problem and if addressed at the right time can stop other more serious things happening.
LGB&T Advocacy Officer