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Online Hate Crime Report 2017

This report is our first piece of research into the nature and impact of online anti-LGBT+ hate crime, in the words of those who have experienced it themselves.  

The growth of online spaces have bought many benefits to LGBT+ people, providing unprecedented access to information, opportunities for self-exploration, and ways to connect with other LGBT+ people and communities.  Unfortunately, the anonymity and lack of usual social boundaries in these spaces can mean that online environments are permissive of abuse and hate.  This report presents evidence about the scale of online hate crime and hate speech against LGBT+ people in the UK, and sets out its impact and consequences.