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More than 60 religious institutions have been targeted for supporting LGBTQ+ rights: report

At least 66 incidents occurred between June 2022 and January 2024 in which a religious institution was targeted for its perceived support of LGBTQ+ people.

Transgender people are being killed at an alarming rate, especially in the South (exclusive)

New findings reveal a disturbing increase in violence against transgender individuals, spotlighting the South’s lax gun laws and discriminatory policies.

Ohio man sentenced to 18 years in prison after firebombing church for hosting drag events

Aimenn D. Penny admitted to attacking the Community Church of Chesterland on March 25 using homemade Molotov cocktails, citing anger at two upcoming drag events.

Hate crimes are on the rise at schools, and it's only getting worse for LGBTQ+ students

New FBI data reflects the growing number of hate crimes in the U.S., while highlighting the role that schools play in combating such incidents.

Arson at Georgia gender-affirming care clinic investigated as hate crime

A fire at a clinic that provides gender-affirming care is being looked at through the lens of recently passed hate crime legislation.

3 transgender people were slain in just two weeks. The community wants answers

Samantha Gómez Fonseca, a transgender activist and politician, was shot multiple times inside a car in south Mexico City on Sunday.

Florida Men Arrested in Brutal Beating of Group of LGBTQ+ Women

Two men have been arrested and charged with battery with prejudice for assaulting a group of LGBTQ+ women in November.

Minnesota Investigators Weigh Whether Killing of Transgender Woman Was a Hate Crime

Savannah Williams was shot in the head shortly after a sexual encounter with the suspect, according to authorities.

Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Hate Crime Conviction in Pride Flag Case

The court’s ruling reaffirmed the hate crime statute’s application to symbolic acts, balancing protection against hate crimes with free speech rights.

Two Men Sentenced for Videotaped Hate Crime Attack on Murdered Trans Woman

Alexa Neulisa Luciano was murdered not long after the two men attacked her.

Election Offices Targeted with Fentanyl-Laced Letters and Pride Flags

Suspicious letters containing fentanyl were sent to multiple states’ election offices, and the inclusion of the Progress Pride Flag raises questions about the sender’s motives.

Gay Dads Call for Hate Crimes Charge After Being Attacked in Front of Daughter

The two husbands were taking their daughter for a day trip when they were attacked by a man with a metal broomstick.

No Hate Crime Charges in Shooting Death of California LGBTQ+ Advocate Despite Antigay Slur

Daniel Landeros was celebrating his birthday when he was shot dead in a Bakersfield park.

Stochastic Terrorism: Links Between the GOP, Right-Wing Influencers & Neo-Nazi Violence

The right is weaponizing language to encourage acts of violence against marginalized communities.

Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ+ People Surge, FBI Reports

The FBI’s Annual Crime Report unveils a stark rise in hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community, fueling national concern.

Schools Keep Receiving Bomb Threats After Libs Of TikTok Posts About Them

A pattern of bomb threats trails Libs of TikTok posts, spotlighting the dangerous cusp of online rhetoric and real-world terror.

2 Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crime Against Trans Woman Hours Before Her Murder

The men harassed and shot Alexa Neulisa Luciano with paintballs; she was found shot dead the following day.

New York City Police Arrest 2 More Over Stonewall Pride Flag Vandalism

Three men were arrested overall.

This Transgender Harvard Law Instructor’s Front-Row Seat to Domestic Terrorism

Alejandra Caraballo has been copied on dozens of email bomb threats made across the country.

Neo-Nazis Parade Around Florida Chanting ‘Jews Will Not Replace Us’

Some of the neo-Nazis took their hatred on the road to the Sunshine State from Ohio, Wisconsin and Maine.