Law and Sexuality

A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests

Challenging Homophobia in North East England

The ARCH racist reporting line has been expanded to homophobic incidents. This was developed by a sub group of the Newcastle LGBT workers network and Newcastle Council Community Development section.

You don’t need to be able to prove that an event happened in order to report it. If you or someone you know has been the victim of homophobic harassment ARCH can help. You can report something that has happened to you, to someone else, or something you have witnessed
How do I report a homophobic incident to ARCH?

Call 0800 032 32 88. This 24-hour line is FREE even to mobiles and can be linked to language line.

Call into an ARCH reporting centre.
These include:
MESMAC, 11 Nelson Street, Newcastle, 0191 233 1333
Lesbian Line, 0191 261 2277
Metropolitan Community Church,07770 543 407
Outpost, 13 St James Street, Newcastle, 0191 222 1937
Any Newcastle City Council Customer Service Centre
Any Your Homes Newcastle Housing Office
Victim Support, 0191 2744274

Once you have told ARCH about your experience you decide what happens next. You can keep your details anonymous and you chose which agencies receive the information.

If you would like further information about ARCH please email:

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This entry was posted on May 14, 2009 by in Community, Homophobia, North East.

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