There are no specific offences of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime. Instead, hate crime against LGBT people is dealt with by the police and legal system by arresting/charging the perpetrator depending on the nature of the offence (these are called regular offences). For example, if you were assaulted by the perpetrator, they would be arrested and/or charged with assault. The homophobic, biphobic or transphobic element is an aggravating feature which is relevant when sentencing takes place.. Any regular criminal offence can be aggravated by having a hate element. Sometimes, a criminal offence where hate is a motivating factor can lead to a longer sentence.
What is a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime?
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- Free film screening of Clapham Junction and panel discussion tomorrow at @BirkbeckNews for #HateCrimeAwarenessWeek @ShaanHQ @bbkinstitutes
- .@gaystheword thanks for publicising our film night- some of your customers came to say hi! Spotted your shop in @PrideMovieUK -congrats :)
- We're running an LGBT anti-prejudice stall at High Street Kensington Town Hall for hate crime awareness week until 12. Swing by and say hi