Hate crime can include verbal or written abuse, harassment and assault. We know all homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is wrong and any information you have could help prevent more. Even if you don’t want to go to the police yourself, we can liaise with them and you can remain anonymous.
Read Jonnie’s story
Jonnie was in a pub when some men near him started talking loudly about “batty boys” and “bum boys” while looking at him. He was afraid of what they might do and left.
When he spoke to us he was feeling guilty and angry at himself for not standing up to them. He had been through a homophobic attack years before and it brought back old feelings he had never had a chance to deal with, leaving him isolated. We talked about what might help and found him a specialist clinic which helps people deal with trauma as well as a social group for LGBT people who share his hobby.
He didn’t want to tell the police as he didn’t think there was anything they could do about it. After giving support and explaining his options, he decided he wanted us to let the police know about what happened without giving them his name. We sent a report to the police, who couldn’t investigate it without his consent, but they spoke to the pub landlord who put up a sign saying they don’t tolerate offensive language.
He said, “Thank you so much for the detailed information that you kindly arranged and sent to me. I will keep you informed of the referral and beyond. You are great!”.
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