Hate Crimes Against LGBT Community Are on the Rise, Report

Published: July 1, 2010

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary ………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
Major Findings in Brief ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
Recommendations in Brief ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6
2. Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
3. Selected Anti-LGBTQ Hate Violence Incident Narratives …………………………………….. 7
4. Defining Hate Violence Against LGBTQ People ………………………………………………. 11
5. Major National Findings ……………………………………………………………………………… 14
Monthly Incident Trends in 2009 ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 14
Victims and Survivors of Hate Violence …………………………………………………………………………….. 16
Hate-Motivated Incidents ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21
Law Enforcement Response ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
Hate Violence Offenders ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
Anti-LGBTQ Hate Murders in 2009 ………………………………………………………………………………….. 29
Limitations …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 28
6. Intersections: Transphobic, homophobic, and racist violence ……………………………. 40
7. Recommendations ………………………………………………………………………………………. 43
Recommendations for Policy Makers …………………………………………………………………………………. 43
Recommendations for Survivors & Victims, Service Providers & Community Organizers …. 48
8. Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 52
9. Regional Data & Summaries ………………………………………………………………………… 53
Community United Against Violence (San Francisco, CA)………………………………………………….. 53
LA Gay & Lesbian Center (Los Angeles, CA) ……………………………………………………………………. 54
Wingspan Anti-Violence Programs (Tucson, AZ) ……………………………………………………………….. 54
Colorado Anti-Violence Program (Denver, CO) ……………………………………………………………….. 55
Montrose Counseling Center (Houston, TX) ……………………………………………………………………….. 57
OutFront Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) …………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Milwaukee LGBT Center (Milwaukee, WI) ………………………………………………………………………… 58
Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (Kansas City, MO)……………………………………………………….. 59
Center on Halsted Anti-Violence Project (Chicago, IL)………………………………………………………. 59
Equality Michigan (Detroit, MI) ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60
Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (Columbus, OH) ………………………………………….. 63
New York City Anti-Violence Project (New York, NY) ……………………………………………………… 63
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley (Rochester, NY) …………………………………………………….. 68
Violence Recovery Program, Fenway Community Health (Boston, MA) ……………………………. 68
SafeSpace @ R U 1 2? Community Center (Winooski, VT) ……………………………………………… 69
10. Appendices ………………………………………………………………………………………………… i
A. NCAVP Member Organization List ………………………………………………………………………………….. i
B. Just Detention International Resources …………………………………………………………………………… ix
A Call for Change: Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ Detainees …………………………….. ix
Fact Sheet: LGBTQ Detainees Chief Targets for Sexual Abuse in Detention ………. xv

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