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Posted by Aston Avery

New app launched to help tackle hate crime within the LGBTQ+ community

Nearly 7 out of 10 people in the LGBTQ+ community say they have been subjected to a hate crime because of their sexual orientation or transgender status in the last year.

That’s according to the results of a new study to highlight the alarming rise in hate crimes and hate incidents directed against people who identify as LGBTQ+.

The research coincides with the launch of Zoteria, a new app which enables people to report hate crime incidents, either against themselves or on behalf of someone else, and access support from LGBTQ+ charities. It also aims to improve the reporting of trends relating LGBTQ+ hate crime and so build a more accurate picture of the issue across the UK.

Aston spoke to Leni Morris, CEO at Galop and Marta Lima from Vodafone UK.

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