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Homophobic or transphobic harassment and violence against LGBT people are crimes and if you are the victim of such a crime you can report it directly to An Garda Síochána and you can tell us what happened anonymously at www.stophatecrime.ie . Telling someone about what happened means you’re standing up for your rights and challenging people who think LGBT people should be in the closet or afraid.
If you call a helpline, their volunteers will listen and provide you with support if you have experienced homophobic or transphobic crime.
LGBT Helpline - The LGBT Helpline is a non-jugmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends. Call them in confidence - 1890 929 539 - 7 days a week
Gay Switchboard Ireland - Gay Switchboard Ireland is an LGBT support service and is open 7 days a week. Their volunteers are trained to offer confident support signposting and information. Call them in confidence - 01 872 1055.
Crime Victims Helpline - 116 006
Liaison Officers - To ensure the delivery of an effective service to LGBT people, the Gardaí have appointed LGBT liaison officers throughout the country. These officers have been trained on issues relating to LGBT people and are there to give advice and assistance in the event of you having difficulty reporting a crime.