The report provides recommendations to address the severe increase in violence against LGBTH communities (NCAVP, 2011):
- “Fund critically needed research and data collection on hate violence against LGBTQ and HIV affected communities, their access to services, and violence prevention initiatives.
- Gather data about sexual orientation and gender identity in all federal, state and local government forms.
- Create public and private funding streams and target the use of existing funds to increase access to anti-violence services for LGBTQ and HIV-affected individuals, particularly for transgender people and people of color who are disproportionately affected by hate violence.
- Create programs and campaigns to reduce anti-LGBTQ hate violence.
- Prioritize the leadership of those most impacted by severe hate violence within these programs.
- Stop the culture of hate through policymakers and public figures denouncing anti-LGBTQ violence.”
What are you doing in your community to end violence targeting individuals that self-identify or are perceived to be LGBTQ and HIV-affected people?