The Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has just released a report that documents shocking increase in violence against LGBTQ people ...
Via AVP: From the introduction:
In just August of 2017, NCAVP had recorded the highest number of anti-LGBTQ homicides in our 20-year history of tracking this information, and decided to release a mid year report to raise awareness of this striking increase. Since the release of the Crisis of Hate report in August of 2017, the number of reported homicides continued to increase, reaching a total of 52 reported anti-LGBTQ homicides in all of 2017. This report provides a comprehensive look at all 52 of the hate violence, anti-LGBTQ homicides NCAVP reported in 2017.
We are releasing this report during a time when our communities are witnessing the few civil rights protections and policies being rolled back and discrimination being instituted into law, and media organizations and organizations working with survivors are receiving an unprecedented number of stories of hate fueled attacks.
The report found an 86% increase in single-incident reports over 2016, noting that an LGBTQ person died for every week of 2017.
Read the full report here.