What is a hate crime?
Greater Manchester Police
defines a hate crime as 'any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.'
What is a hate incident?
A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone’s prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or alternative sub-culture (the way they dress or their lifestyle).
What do hate crimes towards LGBTQ+ people look like?
A anti-LBGTQ+ hate crime is committed against a person because of their gender identity or because of their sexual orientation. This can be abuse or violence and include:
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- Verbal abuse
- Violent behaviour
- Physical attack
- Threatening and intimidating behaviour
- Abusive and offensive messages
- Inciting hate, encouraging others to direct hate at LGBTQ+ people