Tuesday, June 10, 2014

LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, or NCAVP—a group of organizations dedicated to ending all forms of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, and HIV-affected communities—recently released its report on hate violence in 2013 against these communities, finding a 21 percent increase in physical hate violence. Those at greatest risk of severe forms of violence include transgender people, people of color, gay men, and LGBT undocumented people. Although undocumented immigrants account for less than 3 percent of the total adult LGBT population in the United States, they represent nearly 8 percent of LGBT hate violence survivors.

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