Experiences of hate
Hate can take many forms and can be frightening, confusing and degrading. The below scenarios are taken from real-life instances of hate crime from across the country, and have been altered slightly to protect the victims.
All demonstrate the different ways hate can take place, and all highlight the severe impact the crime or incident has had on the victim's life.
Tormented in own home
'I dread going home. Some people in my neighbourhood make me scared to be on my street and even inside my house. They block my path with their car, which means I can't use my son's pushchair, I find it so intimidating, especially because I'm a single mum...'View full scenario
Wrong colour - no entry
'I love going out on the town and having a few drinks with my mates, but there are some places that don't want my business. Recently, a nightclub doorman turned me away...'
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Attacked for being 'different'
'Being a transgender woman isn't easy - of course people look at you - but I can't be someone I'm not. Sometimes it can be more than just 'looks' though. I was out shopping in my local marketplace late in the day, no one was really around...'View full scenario