Definition of Hate ViolenceBias-motivated or hate violence against someone’s race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability. It takes many forms, including sexual violence, verbal abuse, physical assault, harassment, and attacks on homes or places of worship and vandalism or robbery. This type of violence can come from a stranger, neighbor, landlord, school or work colleague, boss, service provider or acquaintance.
Victim SupportIt's not your fault. Nobody has the right to violate your boundaries or commit violence against you, no matter where it happens or how you met.
- Document the incident. Take photos of any injuries; keep records of emails, texts, calls.
- Consider medical attention or counseling after an incident. Violence can have many physical and emotional impacts. Tu Casa has free and confidential counseling available.
- Call Tu Casa, Inc. Tu Casa is here to support LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of all forms of violence, including hook-up, dating, sexual, intimate partner, hate, and police violence. If you have witnessed or experience violence, we encourage you to call our 24-hour hotline 719-589-2465 to speak with an advocate.
- Take care of yourself. Utilize the help of supportive friends, partners and family.
- Get involved. To help keep our communities safe, get involved with Tu Casa’s community organizing work. Help develop our programs and projects to bring safety for all communities.
- Find out more. Learn about the Tu Casa on our Facebook page and Twitter.
*Taken from and adapted from:http://www.avp.org/resources/avp-resources/96-avp-online-dating-and-hook-up-safety-tips
StatisticsVictims and Perpetrators
In 1996, the FBI received reports of 10,706 hate crimes from State and local law enforcement agencies, involving 11,039 victims, and 10,021 known perpetrators. The crimes included 12 murders, 10 forcible rapes, 1,444 aggravated assaults, 1,762 simple assaults, and 4,130 acts of intimidation.
Among the known perpetrators, 66 percent were white, and 20 percent were black. Some perpetrators commit hate crimes with their peers as a "thrill" or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol; some as a reaction against a perceived threat or to preserve their "turf'; and some who out of resentment over the growing economic power of a particular racial or ethnic group engage in scapegoating.
*U.S. Department of Justice Relations Service, Hate Crime: Violence of Intolerance: http://www.justice.gov/crs/hate-crime
Statistics on Hate or Bias Crime: http://victimsofcrime.org/docs/default-source/ncvrw2014/hate-crime-statistics-2014.pdf?sfvrsn=2
A Report From The National Coalition Of Anti-Violence Programs 2014 Release Edition: Liesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Hiv-Affected Hate Violence In 2013:http://www.avp.org/storage/documents/2013_ncavp_hvreport_final.pdf
- Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - http://pflagcolorado.org/resources
- Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network - http://glsen.org/chapters/colorado
- One Colorado - http://www.one-colorado.org/your-rights/hate-crimes/
- Gay-Straight Alliance - http://www.gsanetwork.org/
Spanish Resources/ Recursos en Español
- Nuestras hijas y Preguntas y respuestas lesbianas y bisexuals para padres de gays,nuestros hijos - http://www.pflag.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Nuestras_hijas.pdf
- Sé túmismo:Preguntas y respuestas para jóvenes gay, lesbianas,bisexuales y transgéneros - http://www.pflag.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/SeTuMismo.pdf
- la Gay-Straight Alliance - http://www.gsanetwork.org/resources/recursos-en-espa%C3%B1ol
- Talking About LGBT Equality with Latinos and Hispanics - http://www.glaad.org/files/TalkingAbout_LGBTEqualityWithHispanics.pdf
- Colorado Anti-Violence Project: Located in Denver, CAVP provides direct client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence 24 hours a day. They can also help arrange emergency needs such as food, transportation, and emergency shelter for victims of violence, court accompaniment, system advocacy, and short and long term case management. They also maintain a list of therapists, service agencies, and attorneys who have experience with LGBT people and issues. Contact Colorado Anti-Violence Project Toll free: 1-888-557-4441 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Safety tips for hate violence and police violence: http://www.avp.org/storage/documents/2013.7_safetytips_hv.pdf
- PFLAG, Prevention Tool Kit: http://community.pflag.org/document.doc?id=646