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As part of a series of events across the borough this week that aimed to raise awareness of Domestic Violence, this event forcused on the impact this has on members of the LGBT community.

Mayor with panel members at the LGBT Domestic Violence Awareness event

Mayor with panel members at the LGBT Domestic Violence Awareness event

The event included past victims talking about their experience and voluntary groups and authorities discussed how they are working to support people who come forward and are looking for help.

I spoke of the importance of individuals to support their friends and family members who experience domestic abuse and how I hoped that by talking about this issue more openly we can give strength to the victims and help them feel more able to seek help.

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