Shocking levels of hate crime against LGBTI people in Scotland

Almost a third of LGBTI Scots who have experienced hate crime have been the victim of at least 10 attacks, new research has revealed.

A survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and inter-sex people in Scotland, published by the Equality Network, found that three fifths (61%) considered themselves to have been a target of a hate crime at some point in their lives.

Of those respondents who had suffered such an attack, 90% said they had been targeted two or more times, while 30% had experienced abuse on more than 10 occasions.

Read more: http://www.equality-network.org/?s=hate+crime

Meanwhile the Scottish Government has launched a new campaign titled ‘Hate has No Home in Scotland’ that runs from beginning of October to 26th November.

Find out more here: http://onescotland.org/campaigns/hate-crime-campaign/

Victim Support Scotland has also produced a report on fostering a victim-centred approach to hate crime.

Read the report here: https://www.victimsupportsco.org.uk/media-centre/

 

 

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