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Some of Jersey's LGBTQ+ community still 'live in fear'

Jersey Police's anti-hate crime campaign enters its third week. Credit: ITV Channel TV

There's evidence that hate crime means some members of Jersey's LGBT+ community continue to live in fear, 29 years after homosexuality was decriminalised.

There are still no dedicated, "safe" spaces for people to socialise meaning some feel they're stigmatised.

As Jersey Police's anti-hate crime campaign enters its third week, one woman has shared her experiences with ITV Channel TV.

Abigayle Blood routinely faces abuse. Credit: ITV Channel TV

It's little incidents, it's comments, it's people spitting in your direction. It's very, very difficult to police. But it should definitely be called out and, if it's not the police dealing with it, it should be members of the public standing up for other people.

– Abigayle Blood, LGBTQ+ campaigner

Abigayle Blood acknowledges there is far more acceptance, but still routinely faces abuse.

Jersey Police has launched a new ad campaign, to increase awareness and encourage more victims to come forward.

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