Deadly homophobia and transphobia take victims in Peru and Brazil
Advocates in Peru and Brazil have shared information about the impact of homophobia and transphobia in their respective countries. The Brazilian group released a report with statistics for 2014 showing an increase in violence. The Peruvian group reacted to the suicide of a 12 year old boy who was being bullied for being gay by both his stepfather and classmates.
Join LGBT advocates around the world for the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia
This Saturday, people in countries around the world will participate in the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (“IDAHOT”). Several events will take place to spread awareness of the unequal treatment that plagues the LGBT community.
Well said, an articulation of our collective work for human rights
The following letter came to our offices from peers in Uruguay, but it could just as easily come from organizations a
Philadelphia trans community and allies gather in Love Park, hold vigil for Diamond Williams
Last night, family and friends gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park to hold a vigil in honor of Diamond Williams, a trans woman of color who was brutally murdered and dismembered last week in an act of transphobic violence.
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.