Today the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its 20th annual report Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Hate Violence in 2016. For this report – the most comprehensive of its kind – NCAVP collected data on 1,036 incidents of hate violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected people from 12 local NCAVP member organizations in 11 states. Key findings include:
- 2016 was the deadliest year on record for the LGBTQ community.
- LGBTQ people of color and transgender and gender non-conforming people made up the majority of homicides.
- There was a 17% increase in homicides of LGBTQ people, not including the lives taken during the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
- The majority of survivors reporting hate violence to NCAVP member programs in 2016 experienced violence by someone they know.
- More LGBTQ survivors reported experiencing hate violence online in 2016.
- Of the LGBTQ survivors who interacted with the police, 66% said that police were indifferent or hostile.
Read the full NCAVP 2016 Hate Violence Report here.
Access NCAVP’s Hate Violence in 2016 Advocacy Toolkit for key messages, shareable images, and sample social media posts here.
Read and share NCAVP’s call to action to all people working to end hate motivated violence against LGBTQ communities here.