What you can do

Have you experienced a hate crime or hate incident?

Share your story

Have you experienced a hate crime or hate incident because of your actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity?

  • One in six lesbian, gay and bi people have experienced a homophobic hate crime or incident in the past three years
  • One in ten of those were physically assaulted
  • Two thirds did not report it to anyone
  • Two in five trans people have been physically intimidated

At Stonewall, we know the terrible effects that experiencing a hate crime or hate incident can have on a person and their loved ones. No one should have to go through verbal or physical threats and violence simply for who they are. 

We work with the police, schools, workplaces, government and other people and institutions across Britain and around the world. We make them understand why hate crime against LGBT people is wrong, the impact it has and how to end it.

As a charity, the only way we can achieve this is with the support of our generous donors. To inspire new support, we need to help people understand what it means to be subjected to hate and discrimination. That’s why we need you to share your story. The statistics on anti-LGBT hate crime are shocking, but it’s personal stories that resonate with people and get them to act.

If you have a story or an experience that you think can help change attitudes and inspire action, please complete our ‘Share your story’ form.

What is a hate crime?

  • A hate crime is a criminal offence perceived by the victim or someone else as being motivated by prejudice or hate.
  • A hate incident is any non-crime perceived by the victim or someone else as being motivated by prejudice or hate.
  • A hate crime or hate incident is based upon any of the following: race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, or transgender identity

(Sources: Ask The Police, Police National Legal Database)

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