Transphobic hate crime is:
- threats and intimidation
- harassment and bullying
- physical harm and assault
- and damage to property
where the perpetrator is motivated by how they perceive a person’s gender identity.
Hate crimes can also be motivated by a persons sexuality, disability, religion, race, ethnicity or nationality 1.
GALOP have a trans advocacy service that can help provide advice and support if you are experiencing or have experienced a hate crime.
LGBT Foundation have produced A Guide to Reporting Transphobic Crime.
There is detailed information about sexual orientation and transgender identity hate crime on the Citizens Advice England website.
Stop Hate UK provide a LGBT hate crime support line and tools to report hate crime online.
Complaints about professionals
If you want to make a complaint about transphobia from a professional, there is information available on how to make a complaint about:
- a doctor or surgeon on the GMC website
- a nurse on the NMC website
- a police officer on the Galop website
- a teacher on the GOV.UK website
You may also be able to get advice on making complaints about medical professionals from PALS.
- 1.Crown Prosecution Service (2016) “Hate Crime - What it is and how to support victims and witnesses.” Link
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