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Greystone bridge lit in rainbow colours

Greystone Bridge to be lit to celebrate diversity in Knowsley

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley’s Greystone Bridge will be lit in rainbow colours on Wednesday 17 May to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT 2023).

IDAHOBIT was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex people, and all of those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

No More campaign

Residents are reminded of Knowsley Council’s No More campaign which addresses global issues of inequality and discrimination and uses its power as a local authority to make positive change in Knowsley for its residents.

By working in partnership with a number of organisations including Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, housing associations, Knowsley’s Youth Parliament, and the International Slavery Museum it aims to prevent incidents from occurring in the first place, but also to empower victims of hate crime to come forward, either as an individual or as a community.

Here you can read more about what hate crime is and the methods you can use to report it.

How can I report hate crime?

If it feels like the situation could get heated or violent very soon, or if someone is in immediate danger call 999 straight away.

You can report hate crime online or call 101. If you’d prefer to speak to a police officer in person visit a police station. Merseyside Police can provide a safe and comfortable environment at any police station.

Alternatively, if you don’t feel comfortable reporting it to the police, you can report it to Stop Hate UK 0800 138 1625.

For more information about the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia visit What is May 17? ~ May17.org