Homophobia & Hate Crime

Part of the Visible & Valued documentary commissioned and produced by The Centre For Excellence In Leadership as a teaching aid for educators.

“Visible and Valued is an innovative new training resource… to help further education and skills providers develop practical approaches to delivering sexual orientation equality…. Visible and Valued is the first ever sector specific staff guide on sexual orientation equality. It has been produced to fill a gap that was identified by sector leaders.” Note: The Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) joined forces with the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) and is now the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). © http://www.lsis.org.uk

If you are experiencing homophobia and discrimination (or any other hate crime) either at school/college, in the workplace/at home or in your local community – there is help available.

You do not have to put up with homophobic (or any other) hate crime. If you are a young person aged 25 or under you can contact us in confidence* and/or visit the GALOP website. Click here to find out how to contact us or telephone us on 020 7700 1323 (office hours).

The Home Office website states:

“A hate crime is any criminal offence that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based upon the victim’s:

• disability
• race
• religion or belief
• sexual orientation
• transgender

All hate crime is important. No hate crime is too minor to report to the police. Anyone can be the victim of a hate crime. We all have a racial identity, all have a sexual orientation, all have some sort of beliefs. Any one of us could be targeted because of some aspect of our identity. Tackling hate crime supports each and every one of us.”

Visit the Home Office website for more information: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime-victims/reducing-crime/hate-crime/

Homophobia and homophobic hate crime can include things like: threats, hitting or pushing, stealing of property, graffiti, name-calling, spreading rumours, sexual threats and other forms of violence because of someones actual or perceived sexuality. See below for links to support and advice services and for more information about how you can get involved to help put an end to homophobia and hate crime.

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Refer to us:
If you are a professional (teacher, social worker, youth worker etc) and want to refer a young person here are the guidelines and our referral form. All referrals require the young person’s consent and must be discussed with project workers first.

If you are aged 17 or under, identify as LGBTQ (or think you might be) and are being bullied – YOU CAN EMAIL FIRST MOVE IN TOTAL CONFIDENCE – OR CALL CHILDLINE (24hrs a day) on: 0800 1111

Support Services:

GALOP
Galop works to prevent and challenge homophobic and transphobic hate crime in Greater London. We reduce crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and campaign for an improved criminal justice system.

http://www.galop.org.uk/
helpline: 020 7704 2040

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Campaigning Groups:

17-24-30
The primary focus of 17-24-30 is:
To remember and mark the anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb Attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.
To support the communities that were and are attacked.
To unite people against all forms of Hate-Crime.
To develop our communities for the better.

http://www.17-24-30.com
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93432771424

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