I will never be a bystander to hateful language and abuse. If I hear it, I will call it out and report it, and if I can, I will stop it. By adding my name I promise to stand up for fairness, kindness and never be a bystander.
#NOBYSTANDERS. JOIN THE MOVEMENT. TAKE A STAND
Hate crime reporting has been on the rise. We are hearing reports of hate crimes across the country and affecting many different communities.
Hate crime is not new. The fear of difference has always driven hate and divisions between communities. As LGBT people we know that all too well. In November 2015, YouGov polling for Stonewall revealed that 1 in 5 people admitted to making offensive remarks about LGBT people in the last year. In one month alone, 30 per cent of people heard offensive remarks about LGBT people, but 63 per cent didn’t do anything about it.
But we must remember that hate affects everyone, because where you see homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, you are also likely to see other forms of social exclusion, discrimination and prejudice, whether that’s because of faith, gender, ethnicity, disability, age, nationality or anything else that makes us different.
#NoBystanders is our campaign to stand up to hate and abuse. We want to empower others to challenge all forms of hateful language and abuse when they can. We can only succeed if we all play a part – join us today.