Sexual assault perpetrated against any person based on their perceived sexuality or gender identity is a hate crime. Resources in this section provide information on sexual violence as a hate crime.
This article reacts to comments on the proposed repeal of the "Dont Ask, Dont Tell" policy that keeps LGBTIQ individuals from openly serving in the military.
This article addresses the use of sexual violence as a weapon in hate crimes against lesbians. It provides resources for dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault, as well as information on the prevalence of this type of bias-based crime.
Hate Violence Against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Communities in the United States in 2009
This report documents hate-motivated violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in 2009 in the United States as reported to member organizations of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). It includes statistics, trends, narratives and responses and recommendations for change.
This article relates the experiences of sexual violence as a hate crime and challenges of labeling such crimes in a binary gender system. It includes stories of two transgender persons who experienced sexual assault in both an intimate relationship and by strangers.
This resource provides information on what a person who has experienced a hate crime can do to report it and find support.
Why It Matters: Rethinking Victim Assistance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Victims of Hate Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
This report, the product of a 2009 survey of victim assistance providers and LGBTQ anti-violence programs throughout the United States, describes widespread gaps in victim services for LGBTQ victims of crime and recommends steps to improve both the services and their accessibility.