Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Kingston — LGBT Jamaicans are vulnerable to both physical and sexual violence and many live in constant fear, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. They are taunted, threatened, fired from their jobs, thrown out of their homes, or worse: beaten, stoned, raped, or killed. Human Rights Watch found that police investigations are often inadequate or lacking altogether, in some cases due to homophobia within the police force.
Anti-LGBT hate crimes are rising, the FBI says. But it gets worse
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From the horrific murders of transgender women of color to other random acts of violence — this list is a snapshot of anti-LGBTQ violence in America and is not comprehensive. Austin, TX: A gay couple was targeted and beaten as they left a bar holding hands. Memphis, TN: A transgender student at a Memphis high school was followed by students who spit on her and threatened to kill her. The man has been charged with a hate crime.
Matthew Shepard has been laid to rest at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 years after he was brutally beaten and killed because of his sexuality. The men responsible for his murder admitted targeting Shepard because he was gay. His death is remembered as one of the worst US anti-gay hate crimes. In , Congress passed the Matthew Shepard Act, expanding hate crime laws to include sexual orientation.
BERLIN — The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, U. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration, is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin. The U.