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.
OUT manages the Love Not Hate campaign which, together with six other civil society groups, aims to combat the scourge of LGBTI hate crimes in South Africa. We can help in the following ways:
- Be informed: Sign up to our newsletter (email firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.lovenothate.org.za and our Facebook page. We’ll inform you about your rights and provide advice on how to deal with hate crimes.
- Take part: We host regular safe spaces where community members can interact and engage on the issues. Email email@example.com and ask to be added to our database.
- Ask for help: We assist LGBTI victims of hate crimes to report incidents to the authorities and provide medical, legal and psychosocial services, wherever possible. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Report an LGBTI hate crime and help us monitor these incidents using our unique reporting website here.
Love Not Hate partners
You may also contact one of the Love Not Hate partners directly:
- Access Chapter 2 (Pretoria): www.facebook.com/AccessChapter2
- Durban Lesbian and Gay Community and Health Centre (Durban): www.gaycentre.org.za
- Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) (Johannesburg): www.gala.co.za
- Gay and Lesbian Network (Pietermaritzburg): www.gaylesbian.org.za
- OUT LGBTI Well-being (Pretoria): www.out.org.za
- Social, Health and Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender Women of Africa (SHE) (Eastern Cape): www.transfeminists.org
- Triangle Project (Western Cape): www.triangle.org.za