A roadmap soon unveiled to fight violence. The government will present "before the summer" a plan to better act against anti-LGBT + violence while physical attacks against these people are on the rise. It will aim in particular to better "measure acts of hatred and discrimination and "better punish the perpetrators," government spokesman Olivier Véran said Tuesday at the end of the Council of Ministers.

A precise mapping of the most criminogenic areas against LGBT+ people will be deployed in the coming weeks, according to the spokesperson. He also announced "a strengthening of the training of police officers and gendarmes", the establishment of "a new school campaign to fight against anti-LGBT + hatred" and "actions aimed at a better inclusion in the world of sport".

A "worrying" evolution of physical violence

Insults, spitting, discrimination and even physical violence: hatred against LGBT+ people remains "anchored" in French society, alarmed in its annual report published Tuesday, the association SOS Homophobia, which calls on the government to "act much more resolutely" against this scourge. In 2022, the association collected some 1,500 reports of homophobic or transphobic hate situations, a level that was roughly stable compared to the previous year.

On the other hand, the evolution is "worrying" concerning physical attacks, up 28% between 2021 and 2022, or one every two days, said Joël Deumier, co-president of the association.

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