hate crimes

LGBT

A Fifth of Hate Crimes Reported Done in Trump's Name, Researchers Say

Despite the Trump administration's adamance that there's no connection between the advance of anti-LGBT policies and a recent onslaught of attacks against gay Americans, recent data on hate crimes in the US may indicate otherwise.
Steven Blum
3.21.17
LGBTQ

In Historic First, Killer of Trans Woman Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime

This week, Joshua Vallum pleaded guilty to brutally murdering a 17-year-old trans woman because of her gender identity. This is the first time someone has been prosecuted under hate crime laws for violence against a trans person—but some advocates...
Diana Tourjée
12.23.16
Donald Trump

10,000 Educators Weigh in on Hate and Bullying in Schools Since the Election

"In over 15 years of teaching high school this is the first year that swastikas are appearing all over school furniture."
Diana Tourjée
11.29.16
crime

A 21-Year-Old Just Survived Being Shot Twice

New reports from the police indicate the unnamed victim in a recent Philadelphia shooting identified as male.
Diana Tourjée
11.28.16
Donald Trump

Hate Crimes Have Surged in the Week Since Trump’s Win, New Report Says

According to figures released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been hundreds of election-related hate crimes in the past few days across the U.S.—the majority of which are anti-black, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim.
Kimberly Lawson
11.15.16
News

Street Harassment Is Now a Hate Crime, Declares Police Department

The Nottinghamshire Police department in the UK is now considering misogynistic incidents to be hate crimes. But will it help?
Candace Bryan
7.13.16
LGBT

Man Accused of Killing Trans Woman Says He Was 'Tricked by a Transgender'

The trial for the killing of Islan Nettles, a trans woman who was brutally beaten in Harlem, began this week. We attended the court proceedings, where the prosecution read a confession allegedly made by the man accused of the crime.
Diana Tourjée
4.1.16