Category: Hate Crimes

FBI Reports 11 Percent Increase in Victims of Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation in 2008

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded today to the Federal Bureau of Investigation report which showed the number of victims of bias-motivated crimes based on sexual orientation increased by 11 percent in 2008. The statistics show that reported hate crimes against the LGBT community have increased for the third year in a row. Hate crimes based on sexual orientation remain the third most common type of hate crimes, behind race and religion.

Recent Hate Crimes Highlight Need to Teach Respect as Students Commemorate Transgender Day of Rememb

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is proud to support students and Gay-Straight Alliances across the country participating in the 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance today to bring attention to bullying based on gender identity/expression and to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.