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If you’ve been a victim of hate crime because of your gender identity or sexuality we can help.

What is Transphobia?

Transphobia is the dislike of or prejudice against transsexual or transgender people.

A transgender person feels that the gender they were assigned at birth is not the gender they are. There is no one specific offence in the law against transphobia. Instead, transphobia is dealt with by lots of different laws. If a transphobic incident or hate crime has taken place we can help.

Any form of physical, verbal and written abuse or threat is a hate crime. Anything from physical or sexual assault, name-calling, put-downs and threats. However, there are sometimes less obvious instances – for example, if you are asked unnecessary and intrusive questions about your gender identity, if someone uses ‘humour’ to belittle you, or if you are addressed by someone deliberately using an inappropriate pronoun. Any abuse received over the internet related to your gender or sexuality

Similarly, someone ‘outing’ you or disclosing information about your gender identity without your knowledge or permission is transphobic. Any persistent and unwanted attention regarding your gender identity from others is harassment and you should not have to tolerate it.

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How can we help?

No one should be a victim of hate crime or transphobia. If you are or know someone who has been then we can help. Find more information on the specific support we can offer you and how to report a hate crime of hate incident to us on our victims page.

Report a hate crime or incident

No one deserves to be a victim of hate. If it’s happening to you or someone you know, get in touch with us right away. If you live in Avon and Somerset, our service is free and completely confidential. And if we can’t help you, we’ll do our best to find someone who can.

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