A Trans Person's Experience

Claire

When I reported the incident I thought nothing would happen, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.

The police were 100% behind me. They know the bigots need to be stopped! If I had kept quiet they would never have known how the incident affected my life.

The police listened and understood. It was brilliant to be able to educate them. The police know hatred has no place in our society and are working to stamp it out.

If you don’t report it, statistically it never happened. My report is logged against him now; he hasn’t said a word since!

To me it’s the perfect way to stop him attacking anyone else, even verbally. It was my little bit to help the entire trans community.

I could have just ignored his hatred as the only thing hurt was my feelings! But why give him the power to affect my life or the lives of others?

Irrational hatred has no place in our society. If we all report ‘hate incidents’ we’ll stop ‘hate crimes’ happening against others in the trans community!