Tag Archive | hate crimes

Russia: LGBT+ people erased from books with ‘gay propaganda’ law

Russia: LGBT+ people erased from books with ‘gay propaganda’ law

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’, a bestselling children’s book featuring 100 stories of prominent women, was published in Russia this year – but with one story missing. Liza Lazerson, a feminist blogger who owns a copy, said she was surprised to see that while the cover promised 100 stories, the book contained only 99, […]

Ireland pressed to introduce hate crime laws after LGBT attacks

Ireland pressed to introduce hate crime laws after LGBT attacks

LGBT campaigners called on the Irish government on Wednesday to make hate crimes illegal following a wave of violent attacks on the gay community. Over the course of the past few weeks, a brick was thrown through the window of a popular Dublin LGBT bar, homophobic slogans were scrawled on the walls of another, and […]

UK: Police ‘let down’ gay community as hate crimes soar – HMICFRS Report

UK: Police ‘let down’ gay community as hate crimes soar – HMICFRS Report

Hate crimes against the gay community are rising rapidly in England and Wales but victims are often “let down” by the police, a watchdog said in a landmark report on Thursday. Homophobic crimes rose by about 50 percent in two years to 10,015 in 2016/17, while transphobic incidents more than doubled to 1,510, police data […]

Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Colombia has made no progress in stopping killings of LGBT people, campaigners said, as new research showed more than 100 were killed last year despite an overall fall in the murder rate. Colombia’s murder rate fell to its lowest level in four decades last year, according to government figures, but the number of LGBT people […]

LGBT Serious Hate-crimes Double in Russia after Ban on ‘Gay Propaganda’

LGBT Serious Hate-crimes Double in Russia after Ban on ‘Gay Propaganda’

Hate crimes against LGBT people in Russia have doubled in five years, researchers said on Tuesday, in the wake of a law banning ‘gay propaganda’. Murders accounted for almost 200 out of 250 crimes analysed, the Center for Independent Social Research said, attributing the surge to Russia’s 2013 ban on the spreading of “propaganda for […]

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Britain have almost doubled in the past four years, campaigners said on Thursday last (7th September), with one in five people targeted in the past 12 months. A newly-released survey of 5,000 LGBT people by pollster, YouGov, found 16 percent of lesbian, gay and […]

US: Second Mississippi City Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

US: Second Mississippi City Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Yesterday (9th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organisation, hailed the Magnolia, Miss., Board of Aldermen, for unanimously enacting city-wide non-discrimination protections, that include sexual orientation and gender identity, in housing, public accommodations, and employment. The ordinance also includes a new LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes provision. Magnolia is now the second city […]