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Identity-based hate violence: How legislative and cultural hate-fueled violence intersects with sexual assault

We are living in a time when new anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is being introduced nearly every day. We are also living in a time that has reached an all-time high for anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ hate-motivated crime and incidents. Both have resulted in increases in violence of all types—including sexual and intimate partner violence, denial of life-saving medical care, harm caused by law enforcement or others in the criminal justice system, stalking, workplace, and street-based discrimination and assaults, and much more. This webinar will look at the current trends in anti-trans/LGBTQ+ hate-violence—sharing data, examples, and types of harm. We will examine how people with multiple marginalized identities are experiencing compounded violence and harm by individuals and systems. Interspersed in this heavy and heartbreaking content will be quotes about trans and LGBTQ+ joy and resilience. We won’t end before looking at ways we can all reduce hate-violence within our work (and our personal lives).

Facilitator: Michael Munson, Executive Director for FORGE

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List three types of anti-trans/anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that has been proposed or voted into law.
  • Identify one area of secondary or vicarious trauma that service providers might be experiencing when working with survivors of hate violence (or simply living in the current world that contains anti-LGBTQ hate-fueled violence).
  • Name three actions you can take today to help reduce the impact of anti-LGBTQ+ hate violence.