Hate Crime is a serious issue for LGBT people, and experiencing it can have significant impact on an individuals emotional wellbeing. We hope by offering this service it will encourage people who have suffered hate crime and in particular homophobic hate crime to have the confidence to report it, in a safe and friendly environment. Third Party Reporting Centres are a safe neutral location within the community where people can report hate crime or hate incidents without having to contact the Police directly.
Printable PDF. Hate speech does not necessarily involve a crime being committed, but all of it can be harmful regardless of whether it is illegal or not. There are a number of criminal offences that someone may commit in being abusive online.
Cape Town - The question of religion in schools has again reared its head after a pastor made a number of offensive remarks which left pupils traumatised. Swain went on to say that: "While public schools may not promote a particular religion, the law is clear that religious sermons are allowed at schools. That said, although religious speakers who are invited into schools have a right to express their religious convictions and beliefs, it is important that they do so in a manner that extends dignity and respect to all.
Cyprus's top law officer instructed police on Thursday to investigate a Greek Orthodox bishop for possible hate speech after he claimed homosexuality is passed on if a pregnant mother enjoys anal sex. The comments made by Bishop Neophytos of Morphou during a speech in June have gone viral and caused huge controversy on an island where the Orthodox Church wields immense influence over the Greek Cypriot majority. In a statement issued on Thursday, Attorney General Costas Clerides said he had instructed the island's police chief to "investigate the possibility of any criminal offence committed" in connection with statements made by the bishop about "homosexuals and related matters".
Click below to become a member of MAP. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people can face violence motivated by hateful attitudes towards their sexuality or gender identity. Violence targeted at people because of their perceived sexuality can be psychological or physical and can extend to murder. These actions may be motivated by homophobialesbophobiabiphobiatransphobiaand may be influenced by culturalreligious   or political mores and biases.
Anti-LGBT rhetoric and anti-gay slogans are themes, catchphrasesand slogans that have been used against homosexuality or other non-heterosexual sexual orientations and to demean lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT people. They range from the demeaning and pejorative to those expressing negativity on religiousmedical, or moral grounds. It is a form of hate speech   which is illegal in countries such as the Netherlands,  Norway,  and Sweden.