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Last year deadliest on record for transgender community, with victims predominantly women of color

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, joins the nation in remembering the death of Matthew Shepard 20 years ago today and calls on policymakers at all levels to act with urgency in addressing the ongoing epidemic of anti-LGBTQ violence. While significant progress has been made to expand protections and support for victims of hate-motivated crime, too many in the LGBTQ community, particularly transgender women of color, are targeted with violence.

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — An anti-LGBTQ amendment which was added by the House Appropriations Committee to the FY 2019 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations bill in July was defeated on Wednesday.

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen calling on her to take action ensuring the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) addresses the alarming rate of reported sexual abuse that LGBTQ people face while in ICE detention.

      

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