Hate crime touches the lives of people locally and globally. At a national level LGBT hate crime reports have tripled over the last 5 years and at a more local level and in just the last 12 months, 43% of our service users claim to have been the victim of a hate incident either online, in their homes or in the community. Furthermore, 50% of our young people claim to have seen an increase in anti-trans trolling taking place on social media and a recent teachers report claims that LGBT+ bullying is the most common form of bullying in UK schools today.
Hart Gables, along with service users and allies, smashed their total of 17 miles – their aim is to raise awareness and show solidarity against all forms of hate. See below for the gallery of photos from the day.