‘UK hate crime laws have been pieced together in an incremental manner, meaning they have quickly become outdated and are in need of reform to make them coherent and effective.’ This is according to a September 2018 Come Forward report (pdf) on access to justice in cases of LGBT hate crime.
Our data shows that where non-LGBT+ services are engaging with
LGBT+ people, there is a bias towards female bisexual women who have
experienced abuse from a male partner.
This is according to SafeLives’ August 2018 report which highlights the experiences of LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and what needs to change so that every survivor gets the support they need.
SOGICA is conducting research on asylum clams and gender identity, and invites both LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and those who work with or support them to complete surveys on their experiences.
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
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“Xenophobic populism and hate speech have continued to rise in 2017, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe.” This is according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), in their annual report for 2017.
The Government Equalities Office have published their July 2018 LGBT Action Plan: Improving the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People, alongside the results of a national survey of LGBT people.
A June 2018 report (pdf) by Stonewall exposes ‘alarming levels of racism’ towards BAME people within the LGBT community. Many trans, bi, LGBT disabled people and LGBT people of faith also feel excluded.
Legislation alone cannot change attitudes, but it can contribute. It can also raise awareness, and give victims of hate crime confidence that it will be taken seriously by authorities.
This is according to a May 2018 independent review (pdf) of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale – a senior member of the judiciary.
We want a UK where hardworking LGBT+ Brits do not find their existing rights diluted, or fall behind European workers in the future.
This is a statement is from the May 2018 briefing on Brexit and LGBT+ rights by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).