Group calls for introduction on hate crime legislation
An organisation representing the transgender community in Ireland is calling on the Government to introduce hate crime legislation.
Speaking at the launch of a report on transphobic hate crime from the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), Chief Executive Broden Giambrone called for changes in policy and law and delivery of training to the gardai and PSNI
The STAD: Stop Transphobia and Discrimination Report for 2013 documented 32 hate incidents, of which 15 were designated hate crimes.
The report said 88pc of respondents experienced verbal abuse or insults, 28pc experienced threats of violence, 19pc experienced physical violence and 6pc experienced sexual harassment.