LGBTQ Issues: Violence Against the LGBTQ Community, 1st Edition

  • Hal Marcovitz
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  • ISBN-10: 1682829200
  • ISBN-13: 9781682829202
  • DDC: 306.87
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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Members of the LGBTQ community have suffered through a particularly ugly form of bias for decades—many have been the victims of violent acts. In the 1990s the brutal murder of a gay man, Matthew Shepard, brought attention to the violence faced by LGBTQ individuals. Since then, lawmakers and prosecutors have stepped up efforts to bring perpetrators to justice; nevertheless, violence against the LGBTQ community continues to persist in American society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Very Real Dangers Facing the LGBTQ Community.
1: A History of Violence Against the LGBTQ Community.
2: Internet Threats.
3: Targeted by Hate.
4: Pain and Anguish: The Effects of Violence.
5: Confronting Violence.
Source Notes.
Organizations and Websites.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.