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A hate crime is any incident or crime which is motivated by someone’s irrational hatred of the differences of others such as sexuality or gender identity. Sadly, hate crime against transgender people is on the rise so we offer resources to help you deal with and report hate crime.

Whilst not all hate crime and transphobia is violent, discrimination still occurs in many forms, such as repeated or deliberate misgendering of an individual, exclusion from services or activities, or refusing to stop using a person’s birth name (also known as ‘dead-naming’).

As much as we hope that you do not experience any hate crime or discrimination in your day-to-day lives, these incidents do happen, and we are here to support you and provide you with additional resources to help you cope with and report any incidents.

In an emergency, please contact the police. However, if you require support following a hate crime, you can email our legal support officer or call our helpline between 9am and 9pm.