August 15, 2022

Two LGBTI+ individuals were physically and verbally assaulted because of their sexual orientation

Incident
Incident due to sexual orientation or gender identity

What happened: On August 9, 2022 in Strumica, one person physically and verbally assaulted two LGBTI+ individuals in front of their local office. After the information of two more attacks on the LGBTI+ community in Strumica, it was requested immediate response by SIA Strumica.

Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is the sexual orientation of the victims, with the bias indicators being:

  1. Sexual orientation – the victims belonged to a different sexual orientation
  2. Pattern of previous incidents – previous incidents towards individuals from the LGBTI community, specifically previous assaults towards the victim on the grounds of his sexual orientation

Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in the country, cohesion among different groups in the society, and especially the safety and security of the LGBTI community.


Number of victims
2
Number of Perpetrators
1
Interlink with another incident
https://zlostorstvaodomraza.com/en/incident/physical-attack-against-lgbti-activist-in-the-center-of-strumica/
Status of the case
No information
Type of incident?
Physical attack (assault) Violence
Two LGBTI+ individuals were physically and verbally assaulted because of their sexual orientation image