Broken Rainbow

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Broken Rainbow was a charity aiming to relieve the distress and suffering caused to lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people by domestic violence.

It was formed in in 2002 and became a registered charity in 2004.[1]

In June 2016 it was reported that Broken Rainbow had ceased trading.[2] The helpline on 0300 999 5428 was being taken over by Galop.[3]

Lesbian, gay, bi and trans people experience domestic violence too

Broken Rainbow helps:

  • LGBT people who experience homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence
  • The wider LGBT communities
  • Friends and family of LGBT people
  • Agencies that support LGBT people
  • People who are responsible for domestic violence policy
  • Agencies involved with the survivors and perpetrators of those suffering from domestic violence

How Broken Rainbow helps

  • Running the only national LGBT-specific domestic violence helpline
  • Raising awareness of the impact of domestic violence on the lives of LGBT people
  • Giving information, advice and training to agencies that would like to help increase the physical safety and mental well-being of LGBT people who experience domestic violence.


  1. Retrieved 4 June 2016. Archived by Webcite at
  2. Alanna Jane Higginson, "Exclusive: Britain’s only LGBT domestic abuse charity has ceased trading" Out News Global 3 June 2016
  3. Galop Press Release:"Galop to run National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline". Accessed: 2016-06-04. (Archived by WebCite® at