Article Title:Religion key factor in hate crimes
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:30th July 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1961
Text:Religion is the key factor amongst the immense number of homophobic hate crimes in Northern Island. A report released today in Belfast says that four out of every five members of the LGBT community in Northern Ireland have experienced hate-crimes and/or been violently assaulted. Five gay men have been murdered in the last five years. Neil Jarman, of the Institute of Conflict Research said Monday that homophobia knows no sectarian or class boundaries, and that prejudice against LGBT people was still acceptable in Northern Ireland.    
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