UK charity Broken Rainbow will launch a new helpline for trans
people as part of LGBT History Month celebrations.
Marked with an event at Bar Wotever, the 14 February launch will
take place at the RVT in London's Vauxhall from 6pm until midnight.
It will feature celebrities, DJs, performers and trans
organisations who are supporting it.
Broken Rainbow is the only UK-wide charity working with lesbians,
gay men, bisexuals and trans people who suffer domestic
With the service, trans people will be able to call and speak to
a trans helpline worker on Tuesdays 1-5pm and all helpline staff
are having trans awareness training.
The new service is also being widely advertised to LGBT people
across the UK.
Jackie Fernandez, Broken Rainbow's chief executive told DIVA: "We
are excited to launch a new dedicated service for trans people
across the UK. Broken Rainbow UK encourages any trans person
experiencing violence from their partner, ex or family to take that
brave step forward and contact us in confidence."
Max Zachs, one of the stars of Channel 4's My Transsexual Summer,
stated: "I know that as queer people we are already working hard to
reclaim the streets.
"If you need to, now is the time to call and make your home safe
Denise Anderson, from Press for Change, a key lobbying and legal
support organisation for trans people in the UK asserted: "Between
one third and three quarters of transgender people have experienced
domestic violence. Broken Rainbow UK's trans helpline is great -
trans people can now get support when they most need it."
If you are experiencing violence or are worried that someone you
care about is then call Broken Rainbow on 0300 999 5428, email
firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our web site