Homophobic and transphobic hate crime reports are increasing at record rates.
From autumn, all police forces in England and Wales will be asked to record crimes caused by “hostility” based on sex or gender.
Forces to log incidents from this autumn, pending possible change to wider law.
Jonathan Mok, who has studied in the UK for two years, was left bloodied and bruised by his teenager attacker.
Three-quarters of all of hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales over the last year were race-related.
People faced verbal abuse, being coughed at, and banging on walls or windows from their neighbours over summer.
Labour MP Stella Creasy urges women "abused or attacked online or offline" to “come forward and be heard”.
Video showed two people painting over the mural on Saturday. Racism, said one of them on camera, is a "leftist lie."
Anti-hate crime charity says increase is "quite clearly" linked to Covid-19 and points to Donald Trump's "Chinese virus" comments.
Police in England and Wales recorded 103,379 hate crimes in 2018/19 – 10% more than the previous year. While race remained the main trigger in the majority of reported offences there were also significant jumps in the number of transgender identity hate crimes – up by 37% in the last year from 1,703 to 2,333. In this report trans people talk about their experience of transphobia and the hopes they have for change.