LGBTQ Violence

Violence targeted at LGBTQ victims

They Still Have Rights: The Search for Humanity and Justice for Sex Workers

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Earlier this month — December 17th, 2012 — was the 10th annual International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, a day for mourning and solidarity for Ridgway's victims and all sex workers who have been murdered or harmed. It's also a day for acknowledging and addressing the structural violence that we live with, as sex workers and in all of our communities.

 

NBJC on the Move: Building Stronger Responses to Violence Within and Against LGBTQ Communities

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Regional Training Academy took place earlier this month at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, the 4.5 hour program allowed a safe space for community organizers and service providers to convene and share tactics and strategies for addressing and preventing violence within and against LGBT communities. At the end, trainees were awarded a certificate of completion and the opportunity to receive five Continuing Education Credits (CEU) by the National Association of Social Workers.

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Regional Training Academy took place earlier this month at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, the 4.5 hour program allowed a safe space for community organizers and service providers to convene and share tactics and strategies for addressing and preventing violence within and against LGBT communities.

We Won't Solve Problems Confronting Our Community Without a Group Effort

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One sunny afternoon last week, Darnell "Dynasty" Young, fresh from a wardrobe change that involved black tights and a tight red top, told a crowd of supporters at American Legion Mall that he was dedicating his rally to "all of the bullied kids" who felt so alone that they killed themselves.
Darnell could've easily become one of those kids without the support of his mother and twin brother.
Hearing his words, dozens of mostly gay and white people cheered and waved rainbow flags.
Dynasty burst into tears.
Skinny, effeminate and sporting a mohawk, 17-year-old Dynasty is a bullied kid. His story is as sad and as unjust as any child's who is bullied for being somehow different from the norm.
But Dynasty isn't just any bullied kid. He's a gay bullied kid. He's a kid who gets beat up because he's gay, carries purses and wears his mom's jewelry.

One sunny afternoon last week, Darnell "Dynasty" Young, fresh from a wardrobe change that involved black tights and a tight red top, told a crowd of supporters at American Legion Mall that he was dedicating his rally to "all of the bullied kids" who felt so alone that they killed themselves.

Darnell could've easily become one of those kids without the support of his mother and twin brother.

Hearing his words, dozens of mostly gay and white people cheered and waved rainbow flags.

Dynasty burst into tears.

NBJC Stands in Solidarity With CeCe McDonald and Community

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Washington, D.C. - May 3, 2012 - Reports out of Minneapolis reveal that CeCe McDonald, a Black transgender woman who was allegedly attacked with racist and transphobic slurs, has accepted a plea deal to second-degree manslaughter due to negligence. Supporters have rallied at the courthouse all week, saying that her case is a blatant example of institutional biases against Black and transgender people. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading Black LGBT civil rights organization, stands in solidarity with CeCe McDonald and community members.

Charges to be filed against several people in death of Fla. A&M drum major

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At least five Florida A&M band members will face charges in the hazing death of a drum major in Orlando last fall, authorities said Tuesday.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told The Associated Press that multiple defendants will be charged in Robert Champion’s death, although he refused to say what the charges are.

At least five defendants face a wide range of misdemeanor and felony charges, said Danielle Tavernier, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney’s Office in Orlando. She refused to name the charges pending an announcement by prosecutors on Wednesday.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At least five Florida A&M band members will face charges in the hazing death of a drum major in Orlando last fall, authorities said Tuesday.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told The Associated Press that multiple defendants will be charged in Robert Champion’s death, although he refused to say what the charges are.

Gary Niles Montgomery arraigned, charged with murdering transgender woman, JaParker Jones

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At his arraignment hearing, Gary Niles Montgomery, 55, was ordered by a judge to be held without bail.

Wearing handcuffs and shackles in the court room, Montgomery appeared disoriented at times.

At one point, three U.S. Marshalls prevented him from collapsing and sat him in a chair when the court reporter read his charge—second-degree murder.

At his arraignment hearing today, Gary Niles Montgomery, 55, was ordered by a judge to be held without bail.

Wearing handcuffs and shackles in the court room, Montgomery appeared disoriented at times.

At one point, three U.S. Marshalls prevented him from collapsing and sat him in a chair when the court reporter read his charge—second-degree murder.