How to report and what to report

If you think you have experienced homophobia that is all that matters.

You may think that someone calling names is no big deal.

You may be used to it and have experienced it many times before but it is vital that you report any incident of homophobia.

You may prevent something that may be causing someone else much more distress and you may prevent even more serious crimes from happening to someone else.

If you do nothing, no-one will know what has happened to you.

If you do experience homophobia it is your duty to yourself and others to report it. 

Whatever the outcome, this is the most important thing you can do.

If you (or someone else) is in danger you must not hesitate to call 999.

Otherwise you can call your local police non-emergency number or a third party reporting centre such as The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (Tel: 0845 3 30 30 30)

Remember to say: ‘I WANT TO REPORT A HOMOPHOBIC HATE CRIME’ and make sure this statement is recorded.