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Attack on trans Charlotte woman latest in rising hate crime numbers

Report: 2017 saw an 86% jump in anti-LGBTQ homicides

An attack on a transgender woman riding a CATS bus on April 7 went viral last week, garnering news coverage from a variety of local sources. The brutal attack left the victim with a broken jaw, and is just the latest in what advocates say is an exponential rise in anti-LGBTQ violence.

Black trans woman dies as result of Charlotte assault

Sherrell Faulkner is the 11th transgender homicide victim in 2017

Sherrell Faulkner, a transgender native of Charlotte, died on May 16. Her death was the result of injuries sustained during an assault in Nov. of 2016. Faulkner is the 11th transgender homicide victim nationwide so far this year.

North Carolina man arrested for Florida anti-gay hate crime

Man who reportedly yelled homophobic slurs during assault fights extradition

Brandon Ray Davis, 30, was arrested on March 1 by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department with an extraditable warrant on hate crime charges. The incident occurred in downtown Key West and involved anti-gay slurs.

Hate crime bill would expand LGBTQ protections in NC

Bill would address growing hate violence

A bill introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly would expand state hate crime statutes to include crimes against individuals based on sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability. House Bill 152 would also shift certain crimes from misdemeanors to felonies.

Jesse’s Journal: Orlando Strong

Remembering those lost amidst bigotry and hate

It has been a couple of weeks since Omar Mateen went on a shooting spree that killed 49 men and women, mostly LGBT Latinxs, and tragically made the Pulse night club in Orlando the most famous LGBT bar since the Stonewall Inn.