Hate & Bias Violence. hate has no home in Ohio.
Hate and bias violence in its many forms is used by individuals and groups to cause harm to and instill the message of hate and fear throughout a community. All too often this leaves LGBTQI people feeling they have to rebuild their sense of safety and security on their own. We know that here in Ohio we know that this is unfortunately commonplace. Be it at school, work, and/or in our own communities all too often people are targets of harm for their actual or perceived identities. If you or anyone you know has experienced any form of hate and bias violence we encourage you to contact BRAVO for support and assistance.
Some examples of hate and bias violence as it pertains to the LGBTQI community include, but are not limited to:
- Theft, vandalism, or burning of a LGBTQI flag, home, car, and/or other personal property
- Neighbors, co-workers, friends, family, or other people (known or unknown) who make homophobic, biphobic, transphobic comments or threats
- Pranks, hazing, or other forms of intimidation
- Debris thrown into your yard or personal area
- Being fired from your job
- Being evicted or denied housing
- Being asked to leave or denied access to public accommodations
- Experiencing verbal, physical, or sexual violence
Contact BRAVO - WE can Help
Toll Free: 1 866 86 BRAVO (1 866 862 7286)
Columbus: 614 294 7867 Cincinnati: 513 453 4001 Cleveland: 216 370 7361
For national and local intimate partner violence/hate and bias violence statistics see the reports section of our website