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Harassment or verbal abuse 

Many LGBT people have experienced harassment, threats or verbal abuse. This can include:

  • Homophobic/sexist or otherwise offensive graffiti or vandalism
  • Other damage to personal property or home (which could include rubbish being posted through the letterbox or door locks being glued shut)
  • Abusive/obscene mail (or hate mail) or phone calls
  • Threats
  • Blackmail
  • Malicious gossip or rumour spreading
  • Verbal abuse or name calling (by strangers or by people known to the victim)

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