Tag Archive | hate crimes

Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Colombia has made no progress in stopping killings of LGBT people, campaigners said, as new research showed more than 100 were killed last year despite an overall fall in the murder rate. Colombia’s murder rate fell to its lowest level in four decades last year, according to government figures, but the number of LGBT people […]

LGBT Serious Hate-crimes Double in Russia after Ban on ‘Gay Propaganda’

LGBT Serious Hate-crimes Double in Russia after Ban on ‘Gay Propaganda’

Hate crimes against LGBT people in Russia have doubled in five years, researchers said on Tuesday, in the wake of a law banning ‘gay propaganda’. Murders accounted for almost 200 out of 250 crimes analysed, the Center for Independent Social Research said, attributing the surge to Russia’s 2013 ban on the spreading of “propaganda for […]

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

UK: Survey shows hate crimes against LGBT almost double in 4 years

Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Britain have almost doubled in the past four years, campaigners said on Thursday last (7th September), with one in five people targeted in the past 12 months. A newly-released survey of 5,000 LGBT people by pollster, YouGov, found 16 percent of lesbian, gay and […]

US: Second Mississippi City Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

US: Second Mississippi City Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Yesterday (9th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organisation, hailed the Magnolia, Miss., Board of Aldermen, for unanimously enacting city-wide non-discrimination protections, that include sexual orientation and gender identity, in housing, public accommodations, and employment. The ordinance also includes a new LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes provision. Magnolia is now the second city […]

NI: PSNI figures for homophobic crime 2013/2014 up 14% on last year

NI: PSNI figures for homophobic crime 2013/2014 up 14% on last year

Homophobic crimes are on the rise in Northern Ireland, according to new figures released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). PSNI figures show reported homophobic incidents overall have gone up from 245 in 2012/2013, to 280 for 2013/2014. Violent homophobic crimes numbered 133 for this year, as opposed to 103 last year. The […]