A woman left bloodied and bruised after a homophobic attack says she has been targeted five times in the past few years due to her sexuality.
Charlie Graham, 20, was badly injured after being attacked from behind by two men in Sunderland in the early hours of Saturday.
She told Sky News she was punched in the head and pushed to the ground.
"When I tried to get up, I got pushed to the floor again, I grazed my face, cut my face open," she said.
Sky's Sally Lockwood reports.