2017 Anti-LGBTQ Violence Significantly Outpaced Previous Year

An August 2017 report from an LGBTQ advocacy group found that LGBTQ hate violence resulting in homicide in 2017 significantly outpaced those in 2016. These individuals appear to be targeted based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBTQ violence on a nationwide scale means that LGBTQ people are not safe in both public and private spaces. According to a November 2017 report homicides of trans people hit a record high in the same year. This report also notes that trans people disproportionately suffer poverty. Many states do not protect trans people from discrimination. All of these are examples of discrimination and oppression of LGBTQ people.

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