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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 12:30 AM

Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes increased during the Trump administration. Will Biden turn this around?

Illustrated below is a closer look at the growing number of hate crime incidents against sexual orientation during Trump’s first term in office, expected for an administration that has flamed hatred against LGBTQ Americans by stocking its ranks with anti-LGBTQ activists and ramped up inflammatory rhetoric, especially against transgender people.

Every November the FBI releases an Annual Hate Crime Statistics Report detailing the number of hate crime incidents reported in the U.S. for the year prior. The latest report, covering 2019, was released on November 16, 2020.

The numbers also tell a story consistent with the growing number of murders of transgender and gender non-conforming people over the last four years. In 2020 alone, at least 34 murders have been reported, the majority of which were Black and Latina transgender women – a number the HRC has dubbed “a culture of violence.”

However, there is hope for a less violent future in America. President-elect Joe Biden publicly thanked both “gay” and “transgender” voters in his victory speech, making him the first president-elect to ever do so.

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The charts at the link include all categories, the list I am providing below is my compilation based on top tier.

2016 -- There were 6,063 single-bias incidents that involved 7,227 offenses, 7,509 victims, and 5,727 known offenders.
2017 -- There were 7,106 single-bias incidents that involved 8,126 offenses, 8,493 victims, and 6,307 known offenders
2018 -- There were 7,036 single-bias incidents that involved 8,327 offenses, 8,646 victims, and 6,188 known offenders.
2019 -- There were 7,103 single-bias incidents that involved 8,302 offenses, 8,552 victims, and 6,268 known offenders.

2016 -- The 58 multiple-bias incidents reported involved 94 offenses, 106 victims, and 43 known offenders.
2017 -- The 69 multiple-bias incidents reported involved 311 offenses, 335 victims, and 63 known offenders.
2018 -- The 84 multiple-bias incidents reported involved 169 offenses, 173 victims, and 78 known offenders.
2019 -- The 211 multiple-bias incidents reported involved 257 offenses, 260 victims, and 138known offenders.

2016 - 17.7 percent resulted from sexual-orientation bias.
2017 - 15.9 percent resulted from sexual-orientation bias.
2018 - 17.0 percent resulted from sexual-orientation bias.
2019 - 16.7 percent resulted from sexual-orientation bias.

2016 - 1,218 single-bias hate crime offenses were motivated by sexual orientation. Of these offenses:
62.8 percent were classified as anti-gay (male) bias.
21.5 percent were prompted by an anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (mixed group) bias.
11.6 percent were classified as anti-lesbian bias.
2017 - 1,303 single-bias hate crime offenses were motivated by sexual orientation. Of these offenses:
58.2 percent were classified as anti-gay (male) bias.
24.6 percent were prompted by an anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (mixed group) bias.
12.2 percent were classified as anti-lesbian bias.
2018 - 1,404 single-bias hate crime offenses were motivated by sexual orientation. Of these offenses:
59.8 percent were classified as anti-gay (male) bias.
25.1 percent were prompted by an anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (mixed group) bias.
12.2 percent were classified as anti-lesbian bias.
2019 - 1,429 single-bias hate crime offenses were motivated by sexual orientation. Of these offenses:
61.8 percent were classified as anti-gay (male) bias.
25.0 percent were prompted by an anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (mixed group) bias.
10.0 percent were classified as anti-lesbian bias.

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Reply Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes increased during the Trump administration. Will Biden turn this around? (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Nov 2020 OP
The Roux Comes First Nov 2020 #1
abqtommy Nov 2020 #2
J Magarac Nov 2020 #3

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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 12:55 AM

1. Certainly the Answer is "Yes" to the Extent Words and Actions from the POTUS Encourage or Trigger

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But the yam-infant has done a lot of damage, and left behind am astounding load of resentment, self-entitlement, and rage. Of course most of those negative emotions should be directed at him, since he's done none of the presidential chore of educating his enfeebled cult that they are not somehow superior to or more deserving than our fellow citizens of color or more recent immigration and certainly never accomplished a whit of making "us" (i.e., them) great.

If I recall correctly Joe was instrumental in pressing for the legalization of gay marriage. I have every confidence that his intentions, to the extent they can be made effective, should serve to reduce hate crimes.

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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 07:15 AM

2. I agree. Well said.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:45 AM

3. Here's some more Trump fallout. Technically not hate crime related, but only technically/

 

Appeals court rules that banning LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ violates First Amendment
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-federal-court-bans-lgbtq-conversion-therapy-ban-first-amendment-20201120-3zv2a2u5b5fenhnnkuook7hupe-story.html

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bans on so-called LGBTQ “conversion therapy” violate the First Amendment.

The widely debunked — and potentially dangerous — practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity has been discredited by nearly every major medical association in the U.S.

It’s also associated with a higher incidence of suicide ideation.

A peer-reviewed journal study published in the American Journal of Public Health in July found that LGBTQ youth who underwent conversion therapy were more than twice as likely to report having attempted suicide and more than 2.5 times as likely to report multiple suicide attempts in the past year.

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