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12-06-2017, 09:37 AM
2016 Was the Deadliest Year Ever for LGBT Americans
A lot of people seem to have an attitude that LGBT Americans are safe. And while it's true that we are safe compared to a lot of places in the world, it's not true that we as a group as "safe". Especially not if you're a LGBTQ person of color.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/2016-was-th...-americans

Quote:2016 was the deadliest year on record for the LGBT community, according to a new report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.
And even setting aside the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre last June, the NCAVP still tracked a 17 percent increase in anti-LGBT homicides from 2015 to 2016.

Quote:"We must work to dismantle the biases, such as transphobia, biphobia, homophobia and racism, which undergird all of this violence," Brown added.

Quote:Anti-LGBT violence shows no signs of stopping in 2017. In the first 60 days of the new year, as The Daily Beast previously reported, there were already seven reported killings of transgender women, placing the year on track to be the most violent on record for the U.S. transgender community. Now in June, the Human Rights Campaign has tracked at least 12 reported killings of transgender people this year.

I think that it's important that we recognize that progress isn't a guarantee. It's entirely possible that any progress we've made as a society can be rolled back if we treat it with apathy.
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12-06-2017, 09:45 AM
RE: 2016 Was the Deadliest Year Ever for LGBT Americans
(12-06-2017 09:37 AM)Emma Wrote:  A lot of people seem to have an attitude that LGBT Americans are safe. And while it's true that we are safe compared to a lot of places in the world, it's not true that we as a group as "safe". Especially not if you're a LGBTQ person of color.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/2016-was-th...-americans

Quote:2016 was the deadliest year on record for the LGBT community, according to a new report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.
And even setting aside the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre last June, the NCAVP still tracked a 17 percent increase in anti-LGBT homicides from 2015 to 2016.

Quote:"We must work to dismantle the biases, such as transphobia, biphobia, homophobia and racism, which undergird all of this violence," Brown added.

Quote:Anti-LGBT violence shows no signs of stopping in 2017. In the first 60 days of the new year, as The Daily Beast previously reported, there were already seven reported killings of transgender women, placing the year on track to be the most violent on record for the U.S. transgender community. Now in June, the Human Rights Campaign has tracked at least 12 reported killings of transgender people this year.

I think that it's important that we recognize that progress isn't a guarantee. It's entirely possible that any progress we've made as a society can be rolled back if we treat it with apathy.

Sigh. I wish it wasn't so, but we've still got a lot of the marathon yet to run. We've reached the first mile (hundred yards?) but unfortunately I think we'll need a lot of the old guard and their attitude to die off before we feel close to the finish line.
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12-06-2017, 10:13 AM
RE: 2016 Was the Deadliest Year Ever for LGBT Americans
It's easy to get worked up over statistics.

That's not meant to offend. I simply point out that statistically speaking, any group is going to have "best year", " worst year", "largest number", " smallest number", ect....

The thing to watch are the trends over time.

Hopefully 2017 will be the least deadly year.....

For everybody....

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12-06-2017, 10:22 AM
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I can't even imagine being fearful of a violent attack simply for being yourself. I hope things continue to evolve for the LGBT community and one day this can be a thing of the past.

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12-06-2017, 10:26 AM
RE: 2016 Was the Deadliest Year Ever for LGBT Americans
(12-06-2017 10:13 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  It's easy to get worked up over statistics.

That's not meant to offend. I simply point out that statistically speaking, any group is going to have "best year", " worst year", "largest number", " smallest number", ect....

The thing to watch are the trends over time.

Hopefully 2017 will be the least deadly year.....

For everybody....

True, and I hope so too.
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12-06-2017, 10:33 AM
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Look whom we have in the White House a dangerous demagogue who has an anti LGBT Christian VP.

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12-06-2017, 11:13 AM
RE: 2016 Was the Deadliest Year Ever for LGBT Americans
(12-06-2017 09:37 AM)Emma Wrote:  A lot of people seem to have an attitude that LGBT Americans are safe. And while it's true that we are safe compared to a lot of places in the world, it's not true that we as a group as "safe". Especially not if you're a LGBTQ person of color.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/2016-was-th...-americans

Quote:2016 was the deadliest year on record for the LGBT community, according to a new report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.
And even setting aside the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre last June, the NCAVP still tracked a 17 percent increase in anti-LGBT homicides from 2015 to 2016.

Quote:"We must work to dismantle the biases, such as transphobia, biphobia, homophobia and racism, which undergird all of this violence," Brown added.

Quote:Anti-LGBT violence shows no signs of stopping in 2017. In the first 60 days of the new year, as The Daily Beast previously reported, there were already seven reported killings of transgender women, placing the year on track to be the most violent on record for the U.S. transgender community. Now in June, the Human Rights Campaign has tracked at least 12 reported killings of transgender people this year.

I think that it's important that we recognize that progress isn't a guarantee. It's entirely possible that any progress we've made as a society can be rolled back if we treat it with apathy.

Seems like a lot of slime oozed from under rocks with the latest round of elections. So much of the R side is bad about equal rights; having a majority of seats in the gov occupied by them doesn't help any.
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14-06-2017, 01:44 PM
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It seems like people do not realize Even though there is XX or XY, that doesn't make you not Transgendered, it is also controlled by your brain, but on the other hand I have a hard time with people who also say Gender is a social Construct.
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14-06-2017, 02:16 PM
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A notable quote from the article "Most of this violence, the report notes, came from “someone who was known to [the survivor]" (in regards to assaults).

I read through the list of transgender deaths, and observed very few hate crimes. Most were deaths at the hands of partners, muggings, arguments, or possible drug deals gone bad. Even a few that were killed by cops during crimes.

A report called "Anti-LGBT violence" should only report the 3 or so crimes that were actually because the person was LBGT.

Very disingenuous.

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14-06-2017, 02:57 PM
RE: 2016 Was the Deadliest Year Ever for LGBT Americans
(14-06-2017 02:16 PM)Lord Dark Helmet Wrote:  A notable quote from the article "Most of this violence, the report notes, came from “someone who was known to [the survivor]" (in regards to assaults).

I read through the list of transgender deaths, and observed very few hate crimes. Most were deaths at the hands of partners, muggings, arguments, or possible drug deals gone bad. Even a few that were killed by cops during crimes.

A report called "Anti-LGBT violence" should only report the 3 or so crimes that were actually because the person was LBGT.

Very disingenuous.

You can't count on something being charged as a hate crime to consider whether it was motivated, even in part, by a person's LGBTQ status. The fact of the matter is that LGBTQ people face a higher murder rate than cis-het people. It's not disingenuous to acknowledge that fact. It is disingenuous to pretend it's not happening just because some of the murderers were lovers or family members or drug-related, or victims were sex workers, etc.

Quote:Among the 53 known transgender
victims from 2013-2015:

• At least 46, or 87 percent, were
transgender people of color.
Among those, at least 39 were
African American and 6 were
Latino/a.

• At least 46 were transgender
women, one was a transgender
man, and the identities of other
victims were gender nonconforming
or unclear.

• 39, or 74 percent, were under the
age of 35 at the time of their deaths,
and the average age of all the victims
was less than 31 years old.
• At least 8, or 15 percent, were
killed by intimate partners.

• At least 18, or 34 percent, were
or likely may have been engaged
in survival sex work at the time of
their deaths.

• 18, or 34 percent, were killed in the
Southeast, more than twice that of
any other region in the country.

• Only 16, or 30 percent, were killed
in states that have hate crime laws
that account for crimes motivated
by the victim’s gender identity;
but despite these provisions and
a federal hate crime law, not a
single one of these murders was
prosecuted or reported to the FBI
as a hate crime.

The patterns found in these crimes
are indicative of the widespread
violence and harassment the
transgender community faces every
day in the United States — particularly
transgender women of color who
disproportionately live in poverty.
In addition to the data and reporting
challenges highlighted in this report,
the existing data on the size of the
transgender population in the United
States is limited, complicating further
analysis of this data. A conservative
estimate, based on the information
we do have, however, shows that
transgender women face 4.3 times the
risk of becoming homicide victims than
the general population of all women.

According to the National Coalition
of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
2013 report on hate violence against
lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer
and HIV-affected communities, 72
percent of the victims of LGBTQ or
HIV-motivated hate violence homicides
in 2013 were transgender women,
and 67 percent were transgender
women of color. When compared to
their non-transgender LGBQ and HIVaffected
peers, the report found that
transgender people of color were 6
times more likely to experience physical
violence from the police, 1.5 times
more likely to experience discrimination,
1.5 times more likely to face sexual
violence and 1.8 times more likely
to experience bias-based violence in
shelters.

Source

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