ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

‘A Homophobic Attack Destroyed My Life’: New Push to Tackle Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes

10/16/2018 | Pink News

To mark Hate Crime Awareness Week, the government Tuesday has outlined plans including extra funding to support victims, improvement to the way incidents are responded to, and a nationwide public information campaign to educate people about hate crimes and tackle intolerance. The plan seeks to focus on better ways to protect and support victims, and includes £1.5 million of funding to support educational programmes to tackle prejudice, and boosts support for LGBT+ anti-violence charity Galop. Pet shop owner Tom Barwick spoke to PinkNews about the drastic long-term impact hate crimes can have, after a violent homophobic attack during July’s Pride in London left him with a devastating back injury and a spinal fracture.

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