Your guide to taking action against homophobia

1 in 3 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people have experienced some kind of homophobic attack (according to a recent report by www.stonewall.org.uk)

In 2009, 4,805 people said that they were the victim of a hate crime because of their sexual orientation. After race, sexual orientation is the second highest figure for hate crimes motivated by prejudice (http://www.lgf.org.uk/police-body-say-hate-crime-is-on-the-rise/)

To continue to raise awareness of this issue and to encourage more people to be empowered to tackle this problem The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have published a guide to encourage LGB& T people to take action against homophobia and transphobia.

“I’m tired of being threatened for just being myself ” - One of the 'Voices against Homophobia' as featured in this resource.

This resource came about because of the need to encourage not only the reporting of hate crimes and to keep raising the issue of homophobia and transphobia in our society but also to show that there are positive outcomes when you do report such incidents.

Throughout the 24 page pocket-book guide are quotes from people who have themselves tackled homophobia or transphobia to illustrate that there can be positive outcomes from taking action. All the quotes in the resource have been given to the Lesbian & Gay Foundation directly from the individuals concerned.

Also featured in the resource is a tribute to Michael Causer, the Liverpool teenager who was the victim of a fatal homophobic attack in 2008.

The guide includes:

  • The difference between a hate crime and a hate incident
  • Personal safety tips
  • Why you should report homophobia
  • How to report and what to report
  • What you can expect the police and others to do.
  • Getting further support
  • Transphobic hate crimes and incidents

The resource also features useful contacts for further support, both for victims and witnesses of homophobic and transphobic hate.

This information resource is part of the LGF's ongoing Enough is Enough! campaign and is supported by The Equality & Human Rights Commission.


Enough is Enough! Hate Crime GuideYour guide to taking action against homophobia

Released/updated: 2010

Our comprehensive guide to homophobic and transphobic hate crime.

'Enough is Enough! Action against homophobia' is The LGF's ongoing and extremely successful national campaign to end homophobia.

This resource is aimed at promoting the reporting of hate crimes and also details how homophobia and transphobia takes place at home, at work, at school and what can be done to challenge it.

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