Hate Crimes

The LGBTQ community, and particularly trans women of color, is acutely vulnerable to acts of violence. Learn how we’re using the progress we’ve made and pushing to end crimes based on hate.

The passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act sends an important message to our nation that the federal government will not tolerate violent crimes that target individuals because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics. Passage of the HCPA does not, however, end the need for state lawmakers to address hate-motivated crimes that terrorize communities across our country. Every state must consider ways to use state laws to supplement the HCPA.

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Fatal Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020

Sadly, 2020 has already seen at least 40 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means, the majority of which were Black and Latinx transgender…

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