The history of violence against LGBT people in the United States is made up of assaults on gay In 2008, 17.6% of hate crimes were based on the victim's perceived sexual orientation. In 2011, the FBI reported 1,572 hate crime victims targeted based on a sexual orientation bias, making up 20.4% of the total hate crimes.
While most hate crimes in the U.S. are motivated by bias toward race and religion , the number of crimes based on sexual orientation rose each.
Nearly a fifth of the 5,462 so-called single-bias hate crimes reported to the F.B.I. in 2014 were because of the target's sexual orientation, or.
have experienced a hate crime or incident due to their sexual orientation in the same period. .. I was walking to work and a group of young teens followed.
a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity Four in five anti-LGBT hate crimes and incidents go unreported, with younger I had one incident where girls did not want to enter the bathroom stall I had.