hate crimes

Beating bullying: How England and Wales are combating LGBT hate crimes in schools

Yesterday was the launch of a new campaign designed to tackle homophobic and transphobic abuse in schools in England and Wales.

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September 6, 2013

Joyce DiDonato dedicates BBC Proms performance to Russian LGBT people

Singer Joyce DiDonato will dedicate her performance at the Last Night of the Proms to those affected by anti-LGBT sentiment in Russia.

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June 4, 2013

NCAVP report: 2012 hate violence disproportionately target transgender women of color

2012 saw the 4th highest murder rate of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in history, according to the annual Hate Violence Report released by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report analyzes statistics collected in 18 states about survivors and victims' age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and type of violence experienced in order to track trends in the violence directed at the LGBTQH community.

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May 28, 2013

NYC LGBT Activist Is Victim Of Anti-Gay Crime

On May 24th, just a week after speaking at a vigil in honor of Mark Carson, Eugene Lovendusky became a victim of another anti- gay hate crime in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Eugene's attack is the ninth anti-LGBT attack for the month of May and the 27th since the start of the New Year.

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Remembering Matthew Shepard

Matthew’s death changed the way people viewed and talked about LGBT people, and eventually led to the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a federal law against bias-motivated crimes targeting LGBT people, among others.

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Govt-funded Campaign Educates to End Violence & Discrimination against DC's Trans Community

As violence against the trans community increases in our nation’s capital and adds onto the many forms of systemic discrimination trans people face, the DC Office of Human Rights is launching a campaign to promote respect and educate the public on these issues in the first government-funded campaign of its kind.

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Remembering Sean Kennedy Five Years Later

Five years ago today, Sean Kennedy was the victim of a brutal anti-gay hate crime that brought his life to an untimely end. He was just 20 years old. Today Sean’s memory lives on through the tireless work and indomitable spirit of his mother Elke.
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