Transgender vilification

What is transgender vilification?

Transgender vilification is against the law. It is a public act that could incite hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule towards people who are transgender.

Public acts include:

  • communications that can be seen or heard by the public (this includes print, radio, video or online)
  • signs, flags or clothing that could be seen by the public 
  • distributing and sharing information to the public. 

What can I do if I experience transgender vilification?

If you feel you have been vilified, you can contact us to make a complaint.

If you are unsure if you have experienced transgender vilification or need more information, you can contact our enquiry service. 

Public acts that threaten or incite violence

Any public act that threatens or incites violence towards a group of people on the basis of their race, religious belief or affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status or HIV/AIDS status is a criminal offence that should be referred to the police.

Complaint case studies

Last updated:

13 Oct 2021

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