Hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual or group, or because it disparages or intimidates a protected individual or group.
So basically, any disparaging comments directed at anyone based in the below criteria, would fall under hate speech. This however does not mean you cannot talk about the below groups but you must include facts only and not fall into using terminologies of hate.
- National Origin/Ethnicity
- Gender and/or Gender Identity
- Sexual Orientation