Explore: Hate Crimes

Join the effort to end violence against LGBT people that terrorizes the entire community.

  • Hate Crimes Prevention Act

    Learn more about the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and what it took to get it passed.
  • State-Level Advocacy

    Read our guide to state-level advocacy following enactment of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
  • More Resources

    Find a timeline of the passage of the federal hate crimes law, info on state hate crimes legislation, and more.


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Latest Videos

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  • HRC Leads Call in Fight for Federal Equality for LGBT Americans on Capitol Hill

    July 23, 2015
  • “10 Years” - Judy Shepard Calls for Hate Crime Law

    April 20, 2009
  • Take Action against Hate Crimes

    June 7, 2007
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