Policing & Community Safety

Over the past twenty years Ireland has experienced great legislative and societal change for people who identify as LGBT. Despite the positive changes that this brings, there has also been an awareness of the problem of homophobia and homophobic incidents. It can comprise of any form of assault, verbal abuse and/or bullying. It takes place in people’s homes, in the street, in the workplace, in schools and in social settings. Violence and harassment, perceived as homophobic or not, is a crime and should be reported. GLEN work closely with the Gardaí and other organisations to ensure that LGBT people feel safe within their community.

 

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  • Supporting LGBT Lives

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    The most comprehensive survey of LGBT people's experiences at home, at school, at work, in the community and using services. It showed significant levels of 'minority stress' experienced by LGBT people.
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  • Supporting LGBT Lives - Key Findings

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    Key Findings from the most comprehensive survey of LGBT people's experiences at home, at school, at work, in the community and using services. It showed significant levels of 'minority stress' experienced by LGBT people.
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  • 2006 LGBT Hate Crime Report

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    This report aims to outline the key ?ndings of a hate crime survey of over 938 people that took place in Dublin and the greater Dublin area between April and July 2005. The report outlines the number of victims, their ages, sex, location, when and where they were attacked and the type of attack. It also deals with safety concerns, policing matters and the level of governmental support and action regarding hate crimes in the Republic of Ireland.
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