Over the past four years attacks on LGBT people have risen by 80% with more than five people being verbally or physically attacked in last 12 months.

This comes as a survey shows that one in three Brits still think that being gay is a choice, with 40% of those views coming from the over 50s.

This comes despite a record-breaking turn out at Nottingham pride this year of 6,000 people.

Picture: Nottingham Gay Pride.

Notts LGBT+ Network says it works frequently with the police to stop any hate crimes in Nottingham.


Jens Zimmerman, member of Notts LGBT+ Network; said: “There are very limited services available, and individual support for someone who’s experience hate crime, I feel like there’s a massive gap.”

He said they work very closely with the police in addressing this ongoing issue. “The fact that we’re now in a position across the board, but also in terms of homophobic hate crime, is on the rise,” he added.

One in five LGBT people experience a hate crime.

Four in five LGBT people don’t report hate crimes to the police.

Three in ten LGBT people avoid certain streets for their own safety.

Last year 7,194 hate crimes were recorded based on people’s sexual orientation. With the surprising statistic growing, will Nottingham do more to help the city progress?

Video: Student Harry Hitchcock shares his feelings about the statistics.

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