Tackling LGBT Hate Crime

In one of the largest collarborative projects that the LGBT Sector had ever seen, the LGBT Hate Crime Partnership brought together a partnership of 35 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England, Wales and Scotland. Delivered for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the partnership wokred to increase the reporting of Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Hate Crimes and incidents and to improve the support available to those targeted.

An independent evaluation of this project will soon be available.
The legacy of this project exists in form of The National LGBT Hate Crime Network, a network of 45+ LGBT groups all working the field of LGBT Hate Crime who meet regularly and work collaboratively towards a common goal. To find our more about the National LGBT Hate Crime Network and its work, contact vicky.worthington@lgbtconsortium.org.uk 

The Project Aims:

  • To develop and facilitate a National Framework Group.
  • To develop and roll out our national media campaign to encourage the reporting of hate crime.
  • To offer guidance for media outlets on reporting LGBT hate crime.
  • To deliver a national programme of training and skills, for both LGBT organisations and non-LGBT agencies.
  • To roll out a national programme of support for victims of LGBT hate crime.
  • To facilitate a Buddying Partnership that will reach out to other LGBT organisations and non-LGBT agencies working in the field.
  • To roll out a national Advice to the Advisor helpline, to support professionals working with victims of hate crime.

Project Partners

The Project partners were all Members of LGBT Consortium. All of the 35 partners provided valuable specialist knowledge, support and advice to the partnership on matters of intersectionality.

 


 

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