In the first week of June, the killings of two gay men and a transgendered woman in Detroit and a gay man outside Atlanta have highlighted an alarming uptick in attacks against LGBTQ people and hate crimes in general, activists say. We know that the discrimination of LGBT folks is at an all time high. On Thursday, year-old Devon Robinson was charged in connection with the May 25th fatal shooting of three people in a home in east Detroit: two gay men Alunte Davis, 21, Timothy Blancher, 20, and a transgender woman, Paris Cameron, Georgia Equality's Graham noted that visibility for the LGBTQ community is especially high this month, particularly because the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots against a police raid of an iconic gay bar is on June Despite the progress against homophobia on many fronts, "amidst all the good, there tends to be a backlash," Graham said.
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AP — Lawmakers in Wyoming, where gay college student Matthew Shepard was killed more than 20 years ago, again decided not to adopt a hate crimes law. The killing of the University of Wyoming student inspired those laws in other states and at the federal level. The legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Pat Sweeney of Casper also would have provided for anti-bias training for law enforcement officers to help them identify and respond to hate crimes. Most public testimony Thursday was in support of the bill, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. Others said the bill went too far or not far enough to discourage hate crimes.
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The history of violence against LGBT people in the United States is made up of assaults on gay men , lesbians , bisexual , and transgender individuals LGBT , legal responses to such violence, and hate crime statistics in the United States of America. People who are perceived to be LGBT may also be targeted. The violence that has occurred over the existence of the LGBT community has been very extensive considering how long the incidents have occurred.
A gay man has been attacked in the US after supporters of Donald Trump allegedly shouted homophobic slurs at him in a bar. Chris Ball, a film producer originally from Calgary in Canada, was in a bar in Santa Monica as election results came in on Tuesday night and the atmosphere grew increasingly tense. When Mr Ball later left the bar alone, he said he was ambushed by a group of men in a nearby alley and smashed over the head with a glass bottle.