Community News

Repeat attacks on Gay Village store in Manchester triggers £2,000 reward and appeal by charity Crimestoppers

Graham Robson July 13, 2023

Clonezone, on Sackville Street, has been targeted four times over recent months. In the latest attack on Monday, May 22, masked men on a motorbike smashed the glass door before speeding off in the direction of Bloom Street.

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New volunteer patrol service to begin in Birmingham’s gay village amid safety concerns

Catherine Muxworthy December 14, 2022

A new patrol service, Rainbow StreetWatch, will begin in Birmingham’s gay village in response to concerns over safety from those in the city’s LGBTQ+ community who frequent the Southside area of Birmingham.

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International News

Acquittal of police officers in Greek LGBTQ+ activist killing ‘beggars belief’, say Amnesty

Graham Robson May 4, 2022

Zak Kostopoulos, queer activist and drag artist, was brutally beaten by two men after entering a jewellery shop in central Athens in 2018. According to Amnesty International, footage showed four police officers using unnecessary force to arrest the activist as he lay dying.

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Community News

West Midlands Police investigating homophobic attack in Birmingham

Catherine Muxworthy February 23, 2022

West Midlands Police are currently investigating a report of homophobic comments made to a man in the early hours of Saturday, February 19. The incident occurred in the Gay Village, on Lower Essex Street between the Fox Bar and the Nightingale Club. West Midlands Police they explained in a statement: “We received an initial report […]

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Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Elections: The LGBTQ+ Q&A

Rory Finn May 5, 2021

Rory Finn asks four candidates their thoughts on the right to protest and Sussex Police’s response to Black Lives Matter and other demonstrations.

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