Statement on the APPG on Hate Crime report
Statement on the APPG on Hate Crime report ‘How do we build on community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise’ released last week (Tuesday 05.02.19)
Nik Noone, CEO of Galop said:
Galop values the work of the All Party Partimentary Group on Hate Crime, however we cannot support some of the content of the latest report published by the Group. Galop initially endorsed and welcomed the report on the basis of the content of the executive summary, and we were unaware of its full content. On publication we saw that the report includes excerpts from submissions with statements that are transphobic, and promptly withdrew our endorsement of the report. Galop works actively to challenge transphobia, and we highlighted our concerns to the report writers last week. We are having a face to face meeting with them this week to convey this message in person and ask that lessons be learnt.