When researching statistics about hate crimes against gays, it becomes immediately apparent that there are large holes missing in the data. This creates a disturbing issue within society today because many hate crimes involve intimidation and harassment. Think about the bullies you might have seen in high school and now take that to an adult level where lives are being threatened. Because of this, 3 out of every 4 potential hate incidents are never reported to a police official.
Recent LGBTQ attacks highlight hate crimes
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But even some of the most restrictive nations are taking steps forward. Where are the most dangerous places in the world to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT? And even countries with no legal barriers, such as the US, record shocking levels of hate crimes — there were 53 transgender murders from to and not a single one was prosecuted, for example. Based on the data that is available, here are seven of the countries where LGBT rights are most under threat — but where campaigners are also making the occasional small step of progress. The latest one was in January — we knew several people who were killed but there were rumours there was a list of names. A rare opportunity for Iraqi activists has come up with Iraq being appointed to the UN human rights council.
Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes surge in England and Wales
According to the FBI data , of the nearly 1, incidents targeting people due to their sexual orientation, the majority targeted gay men roughly 60 percent , while approximately 12 percent targeted lesbians, 1. Transgender and gender-nonconforming people were the targets in reported incidents, approximately 2. When compared to , the number of reported incidents targeting the LGBTQ community increased from 1, to 1,, jumping from roughly 17 percent to 19 percent of each year's total number of reported hate crime incidents. In particular, reports of anti-trans violence is growing: Between and , the number of these reported incidents increased 34 percent.
By Amanda Chatel for YourTango. You'd think in , with DOMA having been found unconstitutional, people would step into the present and accept the future. That future being, of course, that, and you're going to want to sit down for this revelation: gay men and women are people, too! In the wake of Barilla's head honcho, Guido Barilla's homophobic and sexist remarks , a boycott followed, and we were once again forced to realize that some people just refuse to see everyone as equal.