Hate Crimes 'Routine' for Britain's LGBT Community, Report Warns

A new report published Tuesday says hate crimes are a routine and underreported part of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Britain.
The report from the University of Leicester's Centre for Hate Studies says that some 35,000 hate crimes towards people in the LGBT communities go unreported every year, motivated by the fears of being outed, negative experiences with authorities and the normalisation of victimisation.
The report also says 88% of LGBT people have experienced a hate incident that left them with emotional and physical scars.
Publication of the report, which was produced for Britain's Equality and Human Rights Commission, coincides with the launch of the Recognise it. Report it. campaign led by the commission and 31 different organisations.



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