Hate speech against LGBT up since media spotlight, says activist


Melati A. Jalil

Reports about LGBT rights are often followed by abuse and threats against the community, says a civil society group. – EPA pic, August 21, 2018.

HATE speech against transgender people saw a spike in the last two weeks in tandem with headlines and social media posts on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, trans women rights group Justice for Sisters said.

The group received between 10 and 15 complaints of vilification since LGBT rights were reported by the media and discussed in social media, said co-founder Thilaga Sulathireh.


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  • Legislate LGBT affairs to give redress, and adopt last month's updated (from 2011 practice) England's and UK report on the LGBT by their Ministry of Women and Equalities?..

    Posted 3 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA