Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hate Crime Up Against LGBT Community

While the GOP presidential candidates are debating
signing hateful petitions against our LGBT community
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
(NCAVP) released its report that Hate Violence Against
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & HIV
Affected Communities in the United States has increased
13% from 2009 to 2010. In 2010 27 murders of LGBTQH
people were reported, the second highest total since the
coalition began keeping track in 1996. The report also
found that people of color & transgender people faced
the worst violence. Of the 27 reported murders motivated
by LGBTQH hatred, 70 percent of the victims were people
of color. Transgender women made up 44 percent of the
murders, which were predominantly committed by white,
non-transgender men, said Ejeris Dixon, deputy director
in charge of community organizing & public advocacy for
the New York City Anti-Violence Project.
NCAVP collected data concerning hate violence against
LGBTQ & HIV-affected people, from 17 anti-violence
programs in 15 states across the country including:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York,
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Anonymous Jake Finney said...

This increase in murders signals a pattern of severe, ongoing violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. Transgender individuals and people of color face multiple forms of discrimination on the basis of race, gender identity and other factors, which can make them more vulnerable to severe violence. Additionally, the general public, law enforcement, and the media may be less inclined to address, prevent and respond to violence against these communities, making this violence seem invisible and ignored.

July 13, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

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