Experiences of anti-LGBT hate crimes survey

The aim of this study is to gain an understanding of the impacts that hate crime/incidents have on people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBT). This study has a particular focus on hate crime targeting people that are LGBT that happens on the internet.

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This includes e-mails, forums, blogs, websites, gaming, and any other communication or source online.

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The definition of hate crime/ incident is

“Any criminal offence or incident which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation OR against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.”

The survey will ask you about any previous experiences you have had of hate crime/ incidents, including those committed over the internet. Your participation will also help us gain an understanding of the scale and frequency the LGBT community experience anti-LGBT hate crime/ incidents on the internet.

So far there has been very little research in this area.

Take the survey here

The research is being conducted as part of a PhD at Sussex University. This research is being conducted by Harriet Fearn and is being supervised by Professor Rupert Brown and Dr Mark Walters.
The research is being funded by the Leverhulme Trust and has received ethical approval from the University of Sussex (crecscitec@sussex.ac.uk).

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