The Metropolitan Police is showing support for the world's largest anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia day.
Police forces across the capital on Wednesday, May 17, will be hosting events and activities to celebrate diversity across the communities in London and help raise awareness in tackling hate crime.
As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), Hounslow Police will be in the Civic Centre.
People from over 130 countries worldwide come together to recognise IDAHOT, celebrating gender and sexual diversity and raising awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights.
This year, IDAHOT will address the theme of families.
Detective chief inspector Sam Faulkner, from the Met's Central Safeguarding Unit, said: "IDAHOT is an opportunity for the Met to continue raising awareness of hate crime and encourage victims to come forward.
"However, we know that all hate crime is under-reported which is why we will continue to work hard to gain the trust and confidence of all communities so that victims feel that they can come forward.
“Our message to all victims is, don't suffer in silence."
The Met is urging anyone who feels they are a victim of hate crime to contact them as soon as possible by calling 101, or in an emergency, 999.
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