LGBT hate crime

Authored by: Leslie J. Moran

The Routledge International Handbook on Hate Crime

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  July  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415818902
eBook ISBN: 9780203578988
Adobe ISBN: 9781136684364

10.4324/9780203578988.ch21

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Abstract

Violence associated with sexual orientation and gender discrimination is at the heart of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) hate crime. The focus of this chapter is the challenges that LGBT experiences and perceptions of these forms of violence raise for the hate crime agenda, campaigning and activism, law and institutional reform, and the realisation of safety and security. Throughout I use ‘violence’ to refer to the full spectrum of acts ranging from the most extreme and exceptional, bringing life itself to an end, to the pettiest and most frequent, so-called ‘low level’ acts such as harassment, intimidation, or fear-inducing name calling.

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