Tag Archive | hate crimes

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 […]

NI: PSNI figures for homophobic crime 2013/2014 up 14% on last year

NI: PSNI figures for homophobic crime 2013/2014 up 14% on last year

Homophobic crimes are on the rise in Northern Ireland, according to new figures released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). PSNI figures show reported homophobic incidents overall have gone up from 245 in 2012/2013, to 280 for 2013/2014. Violent homophobic crimes numbered 133 for this year, as opposed to 103 last year. The […]