Well, quite Owen, but we can take a guess

It is impossible to know how much of the surge in reported hate crimes against LGBTQ people is due to escalating harassment and violence, and how much is down to the increased willingness of victims to inform the authorities. What we do know that is that recorded homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have jumped every year since 2015, and yet with an estimated four in five still going unreported, the already grisly figures only hint at a far bleaker reality.

The incidents vary in nature and severity: from abuse hurled at someone identified as LGBTQ because of their appearance, or mannerisms, or a fleeting or profound show of affection towards a partner;

When a hate crime, which should be reported, now includes mispronouning someone, through shouting pansy at them, to actually beating them up on leaving a pub, whereas in times gone by only that last would qualify, we can take a stab at trying to explain the rise in reported LGBTQ hate crimes.

As the definition has changed so has the incidence.

If we do that interesting thing of going out and observing actual human beings the general societal attitude is hugely better than it was back then. Well, except among certain groups of new arrivals but then that’s also something not to be spoken of, isn’t it?

There are no openly trans national politicians,

Nonsense. I worked rather hard to get one elected as an MEP. True, I’d not argue that was the most inspired candidate selection ever but whatever errors there were were nothing to do with her being trans.

8 thoughts on “Well, quite Owen, but we can take a guess”

  1. “There are no openly trans national politicians” – eddie izzard keeps trying though.

    I suppose out of 650 mps and god knows how many msps and wams there could be some that are considering switching the sex they present themselves as…but till they do it can they be described as closeted trans? Now more interestingly would be the other possiblity – that there are a few tootsies on the benches that everyone believes and they’re thinking mission accomplished- no need to make a broadway musical about it.

  2. The Crime Survey of England & Wales (formerly British Crime Survey, until the porridge wogs decided to mess up the statistics) shows hate crimes have fallen over the last ten years.

    Reported crime just isn’t a useful metric.

  3. Andrew, the demand for hate crimes will always exceed the supply.

    Of course, the gang-rape, torture and sexual abuse of thousands of English women and girls every year by Asian and African Muslims is never counted in the hate-crime statistics. I wonder why?

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    “ It is impossible to know how much of the surge in reported hate crimes against LGBTQ people is due to escalating harassment and violence, and how much is down to the increased willingness of victims to inform the authorities. What we do know that is that recorded homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have jumped every year since 2015, ”

    Why are they still lumping the T in with LBG given the recent attacks on gays by Trans activists?

  5. “There are no openly trans national politicians,”

    Well, with them being 0.00001% of the population, how many would you expect??? Statistically you’d expect 0.006 MPs. Even ONE would be yuuuuugely over-representation.

    Innumerate lefty moron is innumerate moron.

  6. “Trans national politicians” sounds like what the new world order / great reset will have lordying over us if they get their way.

  7. There are no openly trans national politicians

    I thought there were plenty of openly trans-national politicians. Isn’t that what the EU is?

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