The Hill reports:
Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes rose sharply in 2022, jumping more than 19 percent over 2021, according to the FBI’s annual crime report released Monday. Hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people were up significantly compared with 2021, with 622 reported single-bias, anti-LGBTQ hate crimes.
Hate crimes motivated by an anti-transgender bias rose more than 35 percent year over year, reaching 338 incidents.
More than 500 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced in state legislatures this year, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and at least 84 became law. President Biden denounced laws that target LGBTQ people as “hateful” and “dangerous” during a speech Saturday at the Human Rights Campaign national dinner.
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