Tag Archive | hate crimes

Rugby teams don rainbow laces to support hate-crime victim Gareth Thomas

Rugby teams don rainbow laces to support hate-crime victim Gareth Thomas

International rugby players, including New Zealand’s World Cup-winning All Blacks, have taken to the field wearing rainbow laces in a show of support for former Wales captain, Gareth Thomas, who was recently victim of a homophobic attack. Stadiums across Britain were awash with rainbow flags on Saturday, as fans also rallied behind Thomas during rights […]

IGR Congratulates Rugby Community for Uniting Against Discrimination and Hate-Crime

IGR Congratulates Rugby Community for Uniting Against Discrimination and Hate-Crime

International Gay Rugby (IGR) the umbrella organisation for the world’s gay and inclusive rugby clubs, with 76 member clubs around the world, has applauded all unions, its member clubs, and World Rugby, for standing together and standing united, against discrimination and hate-crime. This comes after a week-long campaign by IGR, to urge all national teams […]

Murders of transgender people rising worldwide – activists

Murders of transgender people rising worldwide – activists

Transgender people are suffering a spiral of “horrifying” violence worldwide, activists said, ahead of an annual day of remembrance for victims on Tuesday, aimed at raising awareness of transphobic hate crimes. Activists have identified at least 369 reports of trans people killed within the last 12 months, but said the true number may be significantly […]

Statement: International Gay Rugby denounce homophobic attack on rugby star Gareth Thomas

Statement: International Gay Rugby denounce homophobic attack on rugby star Gareth Thomas

International Gay Rugby (IGR) stands shoulder to shoulder with Gareth Thomas in condemning the homophobic attacks that he was subject to on Saturday evening in Cardiff, following Wales’ 74 – 24 win over Tonga. The IGR community offers their full support and a speedy recovery to Gareth who first came out as being gay in […]

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 […]