What is a Hate Crime?

This is a hate crime…

Have you been threatened, hit, raped or had your property damaged or stolen because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI)?

Then you have been a victim of a hate crime.

Here’s how a hate crime is officially defined:

1. It is an act considered a crime under South African law (such as intimidation, hate speech, arson, damage to property, assault, rape or murder);

2. The act is motivated in whole or in part by prejudice or hatred regarding an aspect of the victim’s identity or perceived identity – such as their sexual orientation or gender identity.

If you have been a victim of an LGBTI hate crime, let us know. We can help.

E-mail speakout@lovenothate.org.za and we’ll be in touch.