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Call It Out campaign launched at University of Limerick

Stephen O’Hare, Teni, Piotr Godzisz, Lambda Warsaw, Ellen Murray, Teni, Richard Lynch, ILove Limerick, Dr Jennifer Schweppe, HHRG UL and D. Amanda Haynes, UL. Picture: Alan Place

‘Call It Out’ is a civil society campaign to highlight and address the harm caused by homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Ireland. The campaign is being led by the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland (TENI) and the Hate and Hostility Research Group at the University of Limerick. The team from Transgender Equality Network Ireland were welcomed by the Hate and Hostility Research Group to a reception in the Glucksman Library on May 30th where the campaign was launched.

Despite recent positive changes for LGBT+ people in Ireland, many still experience harassment and intimidation simply because of who they are.  

The results of a survey conducted by HHRG showed that while only 36% of respondents believed that violence against the LGBT+ community is a serious problem in this country, it reported that in actuality, one in five, or 21% of those surveyed, have been punched, hit or physically attacked in public for being LGBT+. Of the 1,395 people who replied, one in three members of the LGBT+ community have been threatened with physical violence.

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