Category: Violence Prevention

Senator calls for special envoy for LGBT rights

Senator calls for special envoy for LGBT rights

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced a bill that would create a special US envoy for LGBT rights abroad. J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: The bill, titled “The International Human Rights Defense Act,”...

Report documents high levels of anti-gay violence

Report documents high levels of anti-gay violence

On May 28 the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its annual report documenting the high level of hate violence experienced by LGBTQ and HIV-affected persons in the United States in 2013.  The...

Two more anti-gay hate crimes hit NYC

Two more anti-gay hate crimes hit NYC

ABC7 last night took a look at anti-gay hate crimes in NYC after two more, one against a nightlife promoter in NYC’s East Village and one against a couple in Soho, were reported. CBS2...

Thousands protest hate violence in NYC

Thousands protest hate violence in NYC

A massive rally to end homophobia and anti-gay violence got underway in the West Village Monday night as thousands marched to the spot where Mark Carson was murdered over the weekend in an anti-gay attack....

House passes Violence Against Women act with LGBT inclusion

House passes Violence Against Women act with LGBT inclusion

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the bi-partisan Senate Bill S.47, which re-authorizes a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by a vote of 286...