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Hate crime against LGBT+ people

 

The TRUE VISION website explains clearly what a hate crime is and that includes internet hate crime. It gives advice and guidance about reporting hate crimes, including reporting hate crimes online, if you do not want to report directly to the police.  Go to http://www.report-it.org.uk

 

Stop Hate UK has launched a national 24 hour a day helpline for LGBT hate crime victims. Anyone experiencing LGBT Hate Crime or incidents, or witnesses a Hate Crime or incident, wherever they live, can access an independent third party;

 

   To report, or receive support to report,  the crime or incident

   To receive immediate emotional support

   To receive information and advice from a team of expert Hate Crime advisors

   And/or be referred to the police either anonymously or with full details for investigation

   And/or be referred local support agencies such as LGBT, housing, social care, health and legal

   organisations wherever appropriate  

 

The Helpline operates on 0808 8010661

 

Leicester University has published a report on LGBT Hate Crime Reporting: Identifying Barriers and Solutions   You can download the report by clicking HERE

 

Details of support available from Notts Police can be found on their website by clicking HERE

 

LGBT hate crime training

 

Nottinghamshire Hate Crime Steering Group has, with the support of Paddy Tipping the Police & Crime Commissioner. sponsored training sessions on supporting victims of LGBT hate crime.  The training is available free for any organisation which can gather a viable number of people and can provide a venue.          The training includes:

 

Getting the words right: what they mean; which words to avoid - language is important

 

The frequency of homophobic/biphobic/transphobic crime; who is affected by it; what are the consequences

 

Causes of homophobia/biphobia/transphobia

 

The myths and stereotypes which have affected LGBT people

 

The negative laws and the positive laws

 

What is "coming out" and why is it a big issue?

 

Why don't people report homophobic/biphobic/transphobic crimes?

 

What can be done to encourage reporting – including

making your service more LGBT friendly

 

Details of local and national support services

 

To arrange a training session e-mail the Network at info@nottslgbt.com

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