More than 20 transgender people have been killed in the U.S. in the last three years, but hate crime laws almost never are invoked. Missouri authorities won’t use a hate crime law in the case this week of a transgender teen who was stabbed in the genitals and had her eyes gouged out.
In most prisons in America, LGBTI inmates face systematic discrimination and cruelty. But the Stafford Creek facility in Washington state has implemented model policies that address their special needs.
Even after the death of activist Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, legislators in several states defend their proposals to give immunity to drivers who strike protesters. The measures were filed primarily in response to protests by Black Lives Matter and opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline.