Hate Crime against LGBTQ

Sakshi Mahrotra
School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

Volume II – Issue I, 2020

We are living in a 21st century and had done progress in many areas over the last decade but still people in the world discriminate each other on the basis of race, caste and gender. People are   not in the position to accept lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons as a part of the community and not letting them to enjoy their fundamental rights. They always have a risk of becoming victim of hate crime and many do not receive protection when they are attacked in the street by the fellow citizen. The criminal justice system has made many laws and policies which deal with the definition of hate crime and also had explained why the crimes against LGBT people are different from other crimes. In United States violence against LGBT people has increased drastically and it became a societal issue there. LGBT people found it more difficult to determine than the white gay men whether the violence is based on their sexuality or due to their color.The project is viewed about how LGBT people are being harassed and become victim of hate crime. There is no specific law yet given by the legislature which deals with the sanctions for harassing LGBT people. Though victim group has defined hate crime as a crime in which LGBT people are the common target of harmful behaviour against them. This article, the author aims to introduce the psychology of the   transgender people how they face level of threat and anxiety and what are the situation in different countries. Further we will discuss in this paper about how gender biasness can be curbed and how we can contribute in making them feel safe, secure and treated equally. In conclusion, the following research paper dwells on the legal perspective and key issues and challenges faced by the court.


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