Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New U.S. Hate Crime Report Reveals Disturbing Upward Trend in Violence Against LGBT Community

"The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has issued their annual report on the number of reported violent crimes against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in 2009," writes Waymon Hudson. "Keep in mind that such statistics are notoriously under-reported, with many law enforcement agencies not collecting, reporting, or recognizing anti-LGBT animus in violent crimes or including crimes in which perceived (not actual) sexual orientation or gender identity are factors." READ MORE

NCAVP's conclusions are extremely worrying:

  • Murders at second-highest rate in a decade
  • Spike in anti-LGBTQ violence at time of federal hate crimes law passage
  • Economic crisis depletes resources for LGBTQ survivors of violence
  • Continue reading: New U.S. Hate Crime report reveals disturbing upward trend in violence against LGBT community


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