Brazilian LGBT community suffers under congressional inaction
LGBT Brazilians, like U.S. LGBT people, are facing inaction in their National Congress.
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.
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.
Guest Post: Was Marco McMillian killed in Mississippi because he was black or gay?
Guest blogger Irene Monroe discusses the murder mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, asking about the state of hate crime laws in Mississippi.
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.
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.