Blog Posts for Hate Crimes & Violence
There are reasons to be concerned. But we must and we will push back against any attempts to normalize discrimination and hate, even as we steadfastly continue our work in the courts and at the state level to protect and advance justice for all.
As the year comes to a close, here are 15 (plus a bonus for the New Year) things your support helped GLAD take on in 2015:
Next Friday, November 20, marks the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. As we honor those lives lost to an epidemic of anti-trans violence, let’s also pledge to do more – to fight a climate of hate and intolerance by cultivating a culture of respect, empathy and love.
For the past few weeks, GLAD has been soliciting responses from our community on what ‘Justice’ means to them. Check out some of the inspired responses we got from Boston Pride on GLAD’s Instagram.
The real test of a movement is whether it has the vision to imagine an even more just society for everyone, and the tenacity to get it done.
In the last year, the trans community has suffered from an epidemic of violence, both physical and psychic. Black trans women targeted and murdered for who they are. Trans youth we’ve lost because society wasn’t strong enough to appreciate them. I know I don’t have the luxury of time to figure out all the answers before taking action. And so, as an ally, I am choosing to begin by writing about the importance of loving trans people.
The following is excerpted from The Huffington Post.
Together, if we have the tenacity to strive for an even more just and inclusive world, we can make this generation of young people the first to know what it feels like to, in Leelah's words, always be "treated like humans, with valid feelings and human rights."
In 2015, we at GLAD are committed to do better by our community with your help and support.
Simply removing discriminatory laws from the books should be the bare minimum of what we seek. The ultimate prize is not equality - it's justice.
As social media becomes increasingly present in our day-to-day lives, cyberbullying is also becoming more pervasive. Fortunately for youth in the 6 New England states, the law is on your side.