Violence

Violence

Seattle: $6.4 million announced in supportive services for victims of gender-based violence

Health Local
Nationally, more than one-in-three women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. ...
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New Report Shows Highest Ever Rate of LGBTQ Hate Violence Homicides

National
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has released their annual national research report on hate violence targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities. ...
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Lambda Legal Sues Senior Housing Facility for Allowing Abuse of Lesbian Resident

National
The facility ignored Marsha's pleas for help after being harassed and attacked because she is a lesbian and a woman who loved and created a family with another woman for 30 years. ...
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Vigil for Murdered Transgender Woman to be Held at Montgomery City Council

Keyonna Blakeney
National
The murder of Blakeney is one of several reported recently. Last week, 34-year-old transgender woman Shante Thompson was fatally shot in Houston. ...
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Seattle Mayor Releases Action Plan for LGBTQ Safety

Seattle LGBTQ Task Force/Mayor's Office
Local
In the first seven months of this year, there were 41 anti-LGBTQ hate-based crimes or incidents reported to Seattle police. ...
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Delivered:10,000 Sigs for Prison Rape Elimination Act

Top News National
Since entering the male prison, Star has been raped, forced to submit to undesired sexual acts to escape violence, and threatened with sexual assault. ...
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LGBT Women Among Most at Risk of Poverty in America, New Study

Top News Health
Due to discriminatory laws, America’s 5.1 million LGBT women face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and violence. ...
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New Reports Find Discrimination, Economic Vulnerably, Health Disparities in Transgender Community

Two new reports shine a light on the health and economic disparities affecting the transgender community.
Top News Health
In a year when transgender Americans are experiencing unprecedented visibility in the State of the Union address, two new reports detail severe disparities. ...
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Hundreds Block Castro District Chanting ‘Black Lives Matter’

Top News National
The rally was in light of police killings of men in Missouri and New York. Demonstrators chose Christmas Eve to say this was “no time for celebration.” ...
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Murray: ‘The Truth is This is About Contraception’

Top News Politics Health
The brief filed by Senator Murray and her colleagues provides an authoritative account of the legislative history and intent underlying the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ...
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