hate crime

  • April 24, 2013

    One in four disabled rail passengers has suffered a hate crime or abuse, according to new research published today (24 April)) by the TUC's Action for Rail campaign

  • November 20, 2012

    Campaigners and unions are marking Trans Day of Remembrance - an annual event that remembers transgender people murdered because of their identity.

  • January 13, 2012

    A Roman Catholic priest in the Australian state of Queensland is campaigning to end a law concerning murder and manslaughter that is widely seen as homophobic.

  • February 5, 2011

    The fear and hatred that inspired David Kato’s killers are not confined to the uneducated, says Bishop Pierre W. Whalon. Sadly, they have been replicated by many Christians. But God does not hate, and those who would call themselves Christian cannot do so either.

  • December 18, 2010

    Following a manslaughter conviction this week, human rights groups have warned that homophobic hate crime continues to be a serious problem in the UK.

  • November 21, 2010

    The UN has voted to remove sexual orientation from a list of characteristics that make people particularly vulnerable to prejudice-motivated murder.

  • January 28, 2010

    New research has drawn a direct link between prejudiced portrayals of Muslims in the media and an increase in anti-Muslim violence. Researchers from the University of Exeter say the press make some feel "licensed to abuse" Muslims.

  • November 26, 2009

    New statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the USA indicate an 11 per cent rise in reports of homophobic hate crime across America over the past last year - with a marked increase in those based on religion.

  • October 31, 2009

    US President Barack Obama has signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act, which strengthens existing US laws. The move has been welcomed by the United Church of Christ.

  • October 29, 2009

    Those who disagree with the allegedly homophobic views of a Norwich resident suspected of a hate incident have spoken up for her right to express them. Her supporters, on the other hand, have generally not issued statements showing such generosity or understanding.